September 3, 2020Women and Women's Rights
The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is back in the headlines with new ferocity. Following Virginia’s ratification earlier this year, the House of Representatives moved swiftly to grant the amendment a n…
September 2, 2020Nigeria
The arrest and subsequent disappearance of Mubarak Bala, an avowed atheist from a prominent Muslim family, illustrates the fragility of human rights and the rule of law when an individual directly challenges the norms of conservative society in Nigeria.
August 27, 2020Women and Women's Rights
This month marks the centennial of the nineteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which extended voting rights to female citizens nationwide. By the time the United States ratified the amendment …
August 26, 2020United States
One hundred years ago today, U.S. Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby certified that the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified as part of the Constitution. More than seventy years after the Seneca Falls …
August 18, 2020Women and Women's Rights
One hundred years ago today—on August 18, 1920—the U.S. Congress ratified the 19th amendment, making it illegal to deny U.S. citizens the right to vote on the basis of sex. It was a milestone victory…
August 11, 2020Censorship and Freedom of Expression
In response to internet censorship by governments across the continent, Africans have turned to technologies of freedom to access blocked content online.
August 7, 2020Nuclear Weapons
Each Friday this summer, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: films examining the risks of nuclear weapons.