activism

‘Some days I can’t do anything but sit and cry’: Heather Heyer’s mother testifies

James A. Fields Jr., who killed Heyer in a 2017 car attack in Charlottesville, was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday

Helping survivors of sexual violence is at the center of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege were awarded for their efforts to end sexual violence as a weapon of war

‘Say Her Name’ documents the aftermath of Sandra Bland’s death. Does it go far enough?

Black audiences may wonder whether the filmmakers can aptly deliver the story of a young black activist

8 women who used activism to fight for human rights in 2018

Women human rights defenders face unique challenges

Olivia Hooker, a survivor of one of America’s deadliest episodes of racial violence, dies at 103

Hooker was an enduring witness to the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Women’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia have been jailed for months. Insiders say they face electric shocks, beatings and other abuse.

At least one prisoner was allegedly hung from the ceiling during an interrogation

The opioid epidemic isn’t going away. I’ve seen the harsh reality addicts face as they battle for a second chance.

The fight against drugs surrounds you on a daily basis if you know where to look

A year after #MeToo took off, founder Tarana Burke reflects on where the real culture shift happens

‘The problem is we home in on the perpetrator,’ she said

College-educated suburban women are politically energized like never before. I know, because my wife is one.

Many think that this demographic will help decide the midterms

After a viral confrontation with Sen. Flake, she’s known as ‘the woman in the elevator.’ She’s trying to make the most of it.

Ana Maria Archila’s spent 20 years as a community organizer