Religious Freedom

Religious Liberty vs. Civil Rights: Is There a Victor?

An article featured on The Mercury News explains the U.S. Democrats’ efforts to amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in order to provide more protection and anti-discrimination efforts for gay, lesbian, and transgender people. The act they propose, called the Do Not Harm Act, will change the RFRA act so that religious freedom rights will […]

Kiersten Lynch | May 24, 2018

Human Rights

SheSees Providing Vision Care to Women

The Fred Hollows Foundation, a non-profit organization based on Australia, has created a new initiative to focus on women’s eye health and prevent avoidable blindness called SheSees. Why specifically women’s healthcare? The Fred Hollows Foundation addresses avoidable blindness for all people around the world, but this initiative specifically focuses on women because of a gender […]

Kiersten Lynch | May 24, 2018

Abortion

Cradle of Love – Remembering Brave Moms on Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is celebrated across cultures in some way or the other. Though highly commercialized, our culture seems to be in need of this day as it might be the only occasion for some moms to hear from their children. While families and organizations have their own way of celebrating this day, we do it […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | May 18, 2018

Abortion

Planned Parenthood NJ downsized: one step closer to shut down

We processed with weekend fatigue. Gathering whatever strength we had left, we encouraged one another through smiles that concealed our inner struggle. But when we reached our spot, lo and behold, the sight of a notice was enough to give everyone a boost of energy for the rest of the day. It read “We’re moving.”  […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | May 15, 2018

Abortion

El mito del “millennial egoísta” y la juventud que se levantó por una causa: La Defensa de la Vida.

Una valiente apuesta en año electoral. El pasado sábado 28 de Abril del presente año se llevó acabo en la Ciudad de México la marcha más importante de nuestro país por la defensa de la vida y la dignidad humana desde la concepción hasta su término natural, sin interrupción. La cita fue temprano, Voluntarios, sociedad […]

Valdes Rodriguez María José | May 7, 2018

Human Rights

Technology Saves Lives

An article from Futurism highlights Emily Kennedy, a young woman who created a software program to detect victims of human trafficking and save them. Usually we might think of technology as the part of the problem for human trafficking, but Kennedy found a way to use online advertisements for sex to detect faces and match […]

Kiersten Lynch | April 30, 2018

Human Rights

Life According to YouTube

A recent article on Elite Daily investigated the life of YouTuber Logan Paul after his video content came under much controversy in December. Paul had posted a video with footage of him in Japan’s Aokigahara forest beside an apparent suicide victim, which was deemed inappropriate by audiences for the obviously disturbing insensitivity to a severe tragedy. […]

Kiersten Lynch | April 30, 2018

Reproductive Health/Family Planning

‘Oral sex is not sex’ says 9th Asian Pacific conference on SRHR

“Undergraduates are now regarding oral.., what I call oral sex as not being sex. This is some other category of behavior.” Says Emeritus Professor Terrence H Hull at the 9th Asia Pacific conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights held in Vietnam in November 2017. Keeping in line with the typical SRHR agenda of […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | April 25, 2018

Demography

Un pueblo sin hombres Migración, un tema de Familia.

Comunidad “El Gallo” , Sierra Gorda de Querétaro, México. Semana Santa 2018. Llegamos a la Sierra aproximadamente a las 6 de la tarde un sábado previo al Domingo de Ramos, calurosos desconocíamos que para llegar a nuestra comunidad asignada para acompañarlos durante las misiones de Semana Santa tendríamos aún que recorrer una hora y media […]

Valdes Rodriguez María José | April 12, 2018

Catholic Teaching

The Role of Men in the Feminist Movement

A surprising topic of conversation at this year’s United Nations Commission on the Status of Women was the role of men in the gender equality movement. Amongst discussions of sex trafficking, child marriage, the gender pay gap, sexual harassment in the work place, the #MeToo movement, and others, one topic continued to be brought up […]

Hannah Thies | April 9, 2018

Catholic Teaching

The Importance of Educating Women

One of the largest topics at this year’s UN Commission on the Status of Women last month was the incredible importance of education for young girls. There was no shortage of discussions on how to get girls more interested in STEM programs, how to encourage women in the agricultural field, in government and politics, in […]

Hannah Thies | April 9, 2018

Bioethics

The Attack on Children in the School System

The New York Times published a couple of weeks ago entitled, “In Sweden’s Preschools, Boys Learn to Dance and Girls Learn to Yell,” it outlines the work of a gender progressive pre-school in Stockholm. In this school, the teachers only use “gender-neutral pronouns,” and in an effort to stem off a split along traditional gender […]

Hannah Thies | April 9, 2018
gendercide

Abortion

Gendercide in Asia: A CSW62 panel for Asia without Asians

“Invest 5000 today save 500,000 (dowry) later.” So read an advertisement outside abortion center in Punjab, India. How can we empower girls and women in rural areas if first of all they’re not allowed to be born and are targeted and killed in the womb? The 62nd commission on the status of women just ended. […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | March 30, 2018