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The Globe’s Fight for Equal Rights

Updated June 27, 2022. On June 24, 2022, The United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, effectively negating women’s rights in the United States. The article below highlights women’s rights in other countries. 

This post focuses on the steps taken towards gender equality the past couple of years leading up to November 2019. It recognizes and honors these strong equal rights advocates from around the world. 


The Ni Una Menos feminist movement against violence towards women has spread throughout the nation.


Marielle Franco, an Afro-Brazilian politician and LGBTQI activist, was murdered in an attack, but she pushed the country towards reforms.


Implemented their feminist philanthropy project in 2017 and pledged more than $300 million to fund gender equality globally.


Countless protests have decriminalized abortion.

East Africa

Launch of the Young Women’s Leadership Initiative to bring girls and mentors from Kenya and Tanzania together to work to promote change and equality in their communities.


Mozn Hasan founded Egyptian women’s human rights organization Nazra. In fact, Mozn Hassan accepted the 2016 Right Livelihood Award 


The first successful prosecution of two former members of the military for sexual violence committed during Guatemala’s military conflict


Protests have decriminalized abortion, and former president Mary Robinson discussed grassroots women’s response to climate change.


In 2016, 21 of the 200 girls kidnapped from their school by the extremist group Boko Haram were released and returned home due to the pressure from women’s groups. 


The government will implement separate hospital wards for the transgender community for their protection.

Saudi Arabia

Made it legal for women to drive and attend soccer games


UN Special Envoy for Syria established the Syrian Women’s Advisory Board who push for democratization and the protection of rights. 


Kateryna Gandzyuk was murdered by far-right extremists for defending women’s rights.


The first conviction for femicide since it became a crime in October 2017.


This is NOT an exhaustive list. Only some of the highlights!



Ariel Zhou

Ariel is a student at Vestavia Hills High School and a member of the Springboarders program.

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