Unclear abortion laws in Uganda leave women who are raped unsure of options

Uganda’s abortion law, at first glance, is a quagmire of confusing updates. As a result, misinformation has been widely disseminated.
Jun 12, 2019

2019 YWCA Inspire Luncheon – Seattle

Join in celebrating the 125th anniversary of YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish at the Inspire Luncheon. This year’s theme is “All In for Washington Women” and features keynote speaker Soledad O’Brien (award-winning journalist), as well as stories of survival, solidarity, and community from women supporting and served by YWCA. Event proceeds benefit YWCA Seattle […]
Apr 11, 2019

Jello Underground 10th Anniversary Show and Afterparty

Founded in 2009, Jello Underground is a Seattle-based jello wrestling showcase produced and performed by women. The show blends the excitement of competition with over-the-top stage theatrics for an empowering presentation that is loud, funny, messy and exhilarating! The production was chronicled in the award winning 2017 documentary short film entitled Jello Underground, now streaming […]
Mar 28, 2019

Global women’s fight against sexual harassment didn’t start with #MeToo

Women in countries such as India, Pakistan and others have long organized successful campaigns against sexual harassment.
Apr 30, 2019

Sri Lankan website offers “lady seats” to help women travel safely

In response to sexual assaults and harassment on long-distance buses, a Sri Lankan businessman says booking a "lady seat" could improve safety for women.
Apr 16, 2019

Poet voices women’s truths at “Indigenous and Women of Color Rise”

"Indigenous and Women of Color Rise" will feature poet Dominique Christina at an event on International Women's Day.
Mar 8, 2019

Their husbands casualties of war, Jaffna women fish for their families

Traditionally, women in Sri Lanka do not fish for a living. But in Jaffna, where many men died, were wounded or went missing during the civil war, Rasathurai Sarojathevi is teaching a group of 20 women to earn their livings from fishing. Even when the rains don’t cooperate, local women are taking the lead in earning for their families.
Jan 4, 2019

Sexual assault nurse examiners want safe, patient-centered process

The examination procedure is sensitive and detailed. Examiners do everything they can to help survivors feel comfortable.
Dec 18, 2018

More women join Mexico City’s police force

The number of women in the police is growing slowly but consistently. In 2015, there were about 18,400 women across all police sectors in Mexico City. By the time that 2016 census figures were published, there were about 19,000 women in the police force.
Nov 30, 2018

State finds 6,000 untested rape kits in Washington

The state found 6,460 untested kits in an audit of 208 law enforcement agencies across the state.
Oct 31, 2018

13th Aaina South Asian Women’s Focus

Tasveer present’s the 13th AAINA- South Asian Women’s Focus . Aaina, which in Urdu means mirror, celebrates the artistic work of and about South Asian women through film, visual and performance art, speakers, and conversations aimed at highlighting issues relevant to South Asian women. The spotlight event of Aaina is Yoni Ki Baat, a South […]
Feb 13, 2018

More women join Zimbabwe’s gold rush

Though gold mining has environmental and safety issues in Zimbabwe, more women have access to the industry after legalization of small-scale mining.
Mar 7, 2018

Annual API Chaya vigil recognizes ongoing epidemic of violence

The event honored the three Filipina women killed in a domestic violence dispute 23 years ago, and continues a local movement against systemic violence.
Mar 6, 2018

Women’s Day at Seattle Boat Show spotlights women on deck

Seattle Boat Show offers free admission for women on Jan. 29 as part of its Women's Day, which promotes women in boating.
Jan 26, 2018

Muslim women have plenty to say, no permission required

Young women who wear the hijab speak out against stereotypes.
May 25, 2017

What it takes to be featured in the Seattle International Film Festival

SIFF's programming team is inclusive on gender, race, country, sexual orientation and film budget.
May 22, 2017

Democratic Republic of Congo women seek trade skills to avoid sex work

Afisa Kanyere Kamate is focused on one worry: ensuring that her siblings have food. At 19, she is their only caretaker. She has made a difficult choice.
Apr 26, 2017

Women may be less apt to get surgery in war-torn countries

More than 70 percent of care for nonviolent trauma, such as burns and vehicle accidents, were performed on men, Doctors Without Borders found.
Apr 18, 2017

Seattle Womxn’s March emphasis is beyond women’s rights

Seattle marched for many issues, including black lives, immigrants and refugees, disabilities, reproductive rights, the environment and diversity.
Jan 22, 2017

Media fail to give REAL first Asian American Olympic gold medalist her due

Vicki Manalo Draves was the first Asian American to win Olympic gold. But once again, the media was ready to give a man credit for something a woman did.
Dec 15, 2016