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Why Defending Human Rights Is Women’s Work

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Why Defending Human Rights Is Women’s Work

The perfect woman, you see, is a working woman; not an idler; not a fine lady; but one who uses her hands and her head and her heart for the good of others.

- Thomas Hardy -

Why Defending Human Rights Is Women’s Work

Whether it is Black Lives Matter activists working to encourage and support school-age black girls so that they can thrive, formerly incarcerated black trans women fighting police brutality, Muslim women debunking dangerous stereotypes besetting their communities, or undocumented Latina women promoting the rights of domestic workers, women human rights defenders in America are building solidarity across movements to resist xenophobia, transphobia, and repression of free speech and the right to dissent. Here are four groups led by women and trans women human rights defenders whose work is rooted at the intersection of race, gender, immigration, and religion. { read more }

Be The Change

How can you support the women in your life? How can you use your hands and your head and your heart for the good of others? For more inspiration, join this Saturday's Awakin Call with Lakota elder, and lifelong water protector Cheryl Angel, who helped initiate and maintain the camp at Standing Rock. More details and RSVP info here. { more }

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