Topics :: women and girls

Twin Oaks Hosts Annual Women's Gathering

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 31, 2014
This year marks 30 years of women coming together for the Twin Oaks Women's Festival, with workshops, yoga, drumming, dance, song, sweat lodges, mud pits and more.

Intimate Partner Abuse Linked to Mental Problems in New Mothers

By EDGE | Saturday Jun 21, 2014
A recent study shows that domestic abuse is closely linked to postpartum mental health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in mothers.

Angel Faces Retreat Helps Burned and Traumatized Girls

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jun 10, 2014
On June 15-21 in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, the organization Angel Faces, a non-profit organization for adolescent girls with severe burns or trauma, will hold a retreat to help girls.

Nations With Empowered Women Win More Olympic Medals

By EDGE | Tuesday Jun 3, 2014
New research shows that nations with greater women’s empowerment win more medals and send more athletes to the Summer Olympics.

Second Annual Women & Fashion Filmfest Empowers Women

By Winnie McCroy | Friday May 30, 2014
On June 3-7, the second annual Women & Fashion FilmFest (WFF) will showcase fashion and beauty to unite leaders in fashion, entertainment and media to support and empower women and girls.

Candidates Vie for Afghan Women’s Vote

By Kim Gamel | Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
Afghan women were granted the right to vote in the constitution adopted after the U.S.-led coalition toppled the Taliban regime in late 2001. Now candidates are vying for those votes.

"Women Who Rock" Exhibit Now on Tour

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Mar 13, 2014
Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is now touring their groundbreaking and provocative exhibit "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power." Through April 20, the exhibit will travel from city to city.

Cuddlers Sooth Babies Too Sick, Tiny to Go Home

By Lindsey Tanner | Thursday Mar 13, 2014
The neonatal intensive care unit at the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital is keeping babies healthy by having people hold them.

Court Won’t Hear Dispute Over ’Boobies’ Bracelets

By Michael Rubinkam | Tuesday Mar 11, 2014
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a Pennsylvania school district that tried to ban students from wearing "I (heart) Boobies!" bracelets to promote breast cancer awareness.

March 8 Marks International Women’s Day

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Mar 6, 2014
March 8 marks International Women’s Day, and across the nation, women’s groups are holding public events and actions of solidarity against attacks on women’s rights, including reproductive rights, domestic violence and sexual assault.