women's rights

The "You Don't Own Me" Get out the vote video

UPDATE: Lesley Gore, who died today at 68, remembered in 2012 video with Sia and Lena Dunham

Lesley Gore passed away today at the age of 68. Her 1964 hit “You Don’t Own Me,” inspired a generation.

Canadian Women's Foundation fights poverty, violence against women, and 'sexual slavery'

Women in Canada are taking the lead in making change, says the Canadian Women's Foundation – from ending 'sexual slavery' to addressing poverty and relationship violence – but not without controversy.

Going out? Hottest events in Vancouver this weekend

Open your heart - to many fundraisers and other cool events the Bees have handpicked for you.

Beyond the Burqa: Vancouver filmmaker Brishkay Ahmed speaks about Afghan women, media and social change

A searingly brave filmmaker shares her thoughts on women's rights, social change in Afghanistan through media, and the big difference between a burqa and hijab.

Unhappy Birthdays, Part 3: Why "birth rape" continues to happen

Jesusa Ricoy-Olariaga has learned much from the mothers who send their pain down the telephone wire to her position at a birth trauma helpline. She’s learned not only the “whats” of birth rape,...

Unhappy Birthdays, Part 2: The politics of "birth rape" and mothers with PTSD

Women today are as likely to develop PTSD from giving birth as modern solders are from military combat, due to the "rape"-like procedures used in some hospitals.

"War on Women" video bitch slaps misogynist Republicans

Conservatives like Rick Santorum and Rush Limbaugh have made crude and offensive statements against women. In a new MoveOn.org video, female voters strike back.

Rally for Rumana Monzur: photos

In support of Rumana Monzur, a UBC student brutally attacked on her return to Bangladesh earlier this month, about 400 people attended a rally at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Sunday, June 26, 2011.

Time for women's groups to stand up for "Lost Canadian" war bride children

International Women's Day should be an opportunity to recognize Canadian citizenship for war brides.

UN hones in on female genital mutilation

Gender justice was a focus at the UN Summit on the progress of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) last week in New York. A promise was made to address the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM...