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Sexual Assault is an Everyday Problem

Posted by Devon O'Reilly

It’s April and in the United States, this means it is Sexual Assault Awareness Month – #SAAM. 

Women Thrive, as well as our 250 plus Alliance members, believe that sexual assault does not deserve to be observed for a month or a day, but every day, all year long. Here are a few of the reasons why: 

#FeministFridays: Feminist Engagement with Conservative Governments

Posted by Women Thrive Alliance

The April #FeministFridays discussion was a great success! We were joined by Alliance members and friends from Burundi, DRC, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Syria, and the United States to discuss feminist engagement with conservative governments. 

U.S. Chooses to Defund the UNFPA: What it Means for Women and Girls

Posted by Devon O'Reilly

Yesterday, the United States’ State Department announced it was ending U.S. funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), marking yet another attack on women’s rights and gender equality by President Trump and his administration.

Harmful Traditions vs. Gender Equality: How our Members in Ghana Combat "Trokosi"

Posted by Maggie Jeffries

Trokosi,” (translated as “wife of the gods” or “slave of the gods”) is the practice of enslaving girls and young women (who have not been sexually active) to fetish priests and their shrines

The United States Government Just Insulted Gender Equality Advocates Around The World

Posted by Emily Bove

The piece was originally published on World Post (a partnership of The Huffington Post and Berggruen Institute) on March 27 and can be found here.