Currently reading “Dear Natalie Portman: Can You Stop Being Awesome for Even One Sec” by @laurabarcella http://jane.io/GA6Dnw via @xoJanedotcom
Definitely worth a look on the “strong woman” myth.
While remarkable progress has been registered, reports of cases of abuse, mainly from rural communities, still appear in the media more often than not.
It is evident that there are people who are not aware that GBV is punishable by law or what their rights are, especially women and children, who are many a time, the victims.
Read more of the article here.
Join The Planned Parenthood of New York City Activist Council for BIRTH CONTROL MATTERS BINGO NIGHT!
Join PPNYC for a night of good old-fashioned bingo, fabulous prizes donated by Babeland, great drink specials and pro-choice networking. Learn more about how you can get involved with PPNYC and their BC Matters Campaign.
A message from Planned Parenthood of NYC…
Don’t miss this Saturday’s Rally for Women’s Health!
CELEBRITIES, ELECTED OFFICIALS, MUSICIANS AND WOMEN’S HEALTH LEADERS!
Elected Officials: Senator Charles Schumer, Congressmembers Yvette Clark, Carolyn Maloney, Jerry Nadler, Anthony Weiner, NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn
Celebrities and Musical Guests: Kathleen Turner, Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna, the Mountain Goats, Nellie McKay, Toshi Reagon, Maddy Wyatt, and More
And women’s health leaders from across New York, Connecticut and New Jersey
In the next week, Congress will hold the fate of Planned Parenthood and family planning in their hands. Let them know that New Yorkers will not stand for this current assault on women’s access to health care.
Stand with thousands of New Yorkers and voice a common message:
WOMEN’S HEALTH MUST BE PROTECTED!
Saturday, February 26th
Foley Square, Across from the Court House in Lower Manhattan
Congress is home and listening. Let’s make some noise!!
See you in the square!
Save the date on March 17th when a talent-packed group of women artists of color join forces in Arrivals/Departures: Women’s Experience of Migration Under Globalization at the Project Reach 4th Floor Gallery at 39 Eldridge (between Canal and Hester Streets).
The multimedia event is a joint project of AF3IRM and Zero Capital, to help commemorate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.
The presenting artists are Ana Bravo (Mexican), Besos Not Bombs (Caribe-Latina-American), Maria “TOOFLY” Castillo (Ecuadorian), Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (Iranian-Black American), Athena Magcase Lopez (Filipina), Erin Yoshi (Japanese) and Leilani Montes (Mexican-Guatemalan). The show’s curators are Leilani Montes (Mexican-Guatemalan) and Ninotchka Rosca (Filipina). Read more
Every woman and girl is entitled to a life free of violence and full of hope for the future. Show your love on V-Day for those in the world who need you and stop violence against women (VAW).
Source: V-Day Get The Facts.
Here are four organizations to give your time and charitable donations for women locally and globally: