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Content categorized as Women's Issues
This is the title track of Pookanu’s brand new album, focused on being there for his kids no matter what.
Despite the opening of a new women’s shelter in D.C., there is not enough shelter capacity for women outside of hypothermia season.
While D.C. initiatives have made progress in combatting high HIV rates, Black women who face poverty and are at high risk for contracting HIV need greater investment in resources, awareness and PrEP medication.
While D.C. is on its way to rid sales taxes on feminine hygiene products and diapers, NYC will guarantee access to free pads and tampons in its schools, prisons and shelters.
A Street Sense vendor discusses President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence’s opposition to abortion.
The day after the inauguration, the Women’s March on Washington brought 500,000 demonstrators to the National Mall to affirm women’s rights and for many, to protest the new Trump administration.
Vendor/artist Aida Basnight describes her experience with Together We Bake, a micro-baking business that provides empowerment classes for women.
Michael Warner writes about working on Planned Parenthood canvassing efforts in New Hampshire.
The D.C. Council Committee on Finance and Revenue heard testimony on Sept. 28 regarding an amendent that would exempt feminine hygiene products and diapers from D.C. sales tax. Witnesses explained how this tax is an unfair burden on low-income and homeless women and families, and that feminine hygiene products should be considered a medical necessity.
Vendor features bakery that aims to help women re-enter society.
Social entrepreneur starts website to connect refugees and domestic violence victims to free homestays.
Two activists are trying to bring feminine hygiene products to homeless and incarcerated women.
Local activists push for more resources to be dedicated to the 27 percent of D.C.’s homeless population that has experienced domestic violence
New York City moves to make menstrual products more accessible to women living in poverty
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I have nothing against people that may be going through changes. I work at a gym. Our company does its best not to discriminate. We… Read more »
In October, the grandiose National Cathedral in Northwest Washington D.C. held a forum about the intersection of capitalism and morality: “The Inequality Challenge.” The forum… Read more »
Under new leadership, Community Family Life Services (CFLS) is returning to its roots to focus specifically on helping women re-enter society from prison. CFLS was… Read more »
Second chances abound at the Hyacinth’s Place women’s program. Hyacinth’s Place is a 15-unit supportive housing program in Northeast, D.C. that is for women who… Read more »