• New Day in Washington: The Next Few Days Could Decide the Fate of the Biden Presidency
    January 21, 2021
    It’s a new day in Washington, DC with work already underway. We can’t afford to let Senate Democrats put ‘decorum’ over democracy. Cross-posted from our joint Raising Women’s Voices campaign Two weeks to the day after the world watched in horror as an insurrectionist mob rampaged through the United States Capitol, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala ...
  • The Day After: Report From Washington
    January 7, 2021
      Cross-posted from our joint Raising Women’s Voices campaign As one of the federal policy experts on the Raising Women’s Voices coordinating team, I expected to be focused today on how the developments in Washington (and Georgia) will impact our work to advance women’s health. After all, there is a lot to report on. I’m celebrating the possibility ...
  • The Human Rights Abuses Against Black and Brown Women Occurring at ICE Detention Facilities Must Stop
    January 4, 2021
    The Human Rights Abuses Against Black and Brown Women Occurring at ICE Detention Facilities Must Stop
    By M. Isabelle Chaudry ‌In September 2020, news broke that doctors were performing hysterectomies without informed consent on women held in Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Ocilla, Georgia. Several immigrant women have reported concerns that a large number of immigrant women were subjected to a hysterectomy while detained at ICDC. (Hysterectomy is ...
  • We Can’t Let Dr. Susan Moore’s Death Be in Vain
    December 29, 2020
    We Can't Let Dr. Susan Moore's Death Be in Vain
    By: Cynthia A. Pearson Racism and sexism tormented Dr. Susan Moore during her battle with COVID-19. They very likely contributed to her death and shouldn’t have, and we are angry. Just two weeks before she died, Dr. Moore, who was Black, recorded a video in which she described in detail the dismissive and disrespectful treatment she ...
  • The Challenges Ahead for Biden and Harris
    November 12, 2020
    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won a historic victory. Donald Trump’s refusal to concede puts us in dangerous and unchartered territory. Cross-posted from our joint Raising Women’s Voices campaign The Election Results Are Clear Nine days after the election, we can be absolutely certain about who won the presidency. But big questions remain about the peaceful transition of ...
  • GOP Speeds Ahead With Illegitimate Confirmation but We Are NOT Powerless. Here’s What You Can Do.
    October 16, 2020
    Cross-posted from our joint Raising Women’s Voices campaign This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee concluded its rushed consideration of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, with a committee vote scheduled for next week. Barrett’s refusal to answer even straightforward, factual questions about the law led to little drama but lots of disturbing insight, even as more and ...
  • In the Absence of Meaningful Cosmetics Legislation, it’s Best to Avoid Talc
    October 3, 2020
    In the Absence of Meaningful Cosmetics Legislation, it’s Best to Avoid Talc
    By‌ ‌M.‌ ‌Isabelle‌ ‌Chaudry‌ ‌ ‌ Asbestos-contaminated‌ ‌talc‌ ‌in‌ ‌household‌ ‌products‌ ‌continues‌ ‌to‌ ‌sicken‌ ‌and‌ ‌kill‌ ‌innocent‌ ‌consumers‌ ‌who‌ ‌don’t‌ ‌know‌ ‌the‌ ‌cancer-causing‌ ‌danger‌ ‌lurking‌ ‌in‌ ‌their‌ ‌medicine‌ ‌cabinet.‌ ‌Most‌ ‌people‌ ‌don’t‌ ‌ know‌ ‌that‌ ‌the‌ ‌talc‌ ‌found‌ ‌in‌ ‌everyday‌ ‌products‌ ‌like‌ ‌baby‌ ‌powder‌ ‌and‌ ‌makeup‌ ‌may‌ ‌be‌ ‌contaminated‌ ‌with‌ ‌asbestos,‌ ‌with‌ ‌devastating‌ ‌results.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ Talc‌ ‌is‌ ...
  • A Brief History of Sterilization Abuse in the U.S. and its Connection to ICE Mass Hysterectomies in Georgia
    October 2, 2020
    A Brief History of Sterilization Abuse in the U.S. and its Connection to ICE Mass Hysterectomies in Georgia
    By Gabriela Salas On September 15, 2020, a whistle-blower complaint alleged that immigrant women in a privately-run Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Ocilla, Georgia were being coerced into unnecessary hysterectomies and subjected to medical neglect. In light of this horrific news, the NWHN wanted to present a brief history of sterilization and ...
  • Saving the Supreme Court: The Next Six Weeks Could Change Everything
    September 24, 2020
    Cross-posted from our joint Raising Women’s Voices campaign   Late last week, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a long-time champion of women, died from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer. But over the last six days, we’ve had little chance to mourn her passing or celebrate her life before jumping into an all-hands-on-deck fight to protect her ...
  • As COVID-19 Vaccine Manufactures Race to the Finish Line, Ensuring Diverse Participation, Safety and Ethics in Clinical Trials is Essential
    September 24, 2020
    As COVID-19 Vaccine Manufactures Race to the Finish Line, Ensuring Diverse Participation, Safety and Ethics in Clinical Trials is Essential
    COVID-19 has all but shut down America. As many as 70 percent of small businesses have experienced prolonged closures; 22 million jobs were lost during the pandemic, and only 42 percent of them have been regained; and 47 states have allowed school districts to continue some form of remote learning, due to the threat of ...