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Amplify French Women’s Voices 
Women’s eNews’ managing editor, Juhie Bhatia, and staff reporter Hajer Naili want to refocus the international conversation on women’s reproductive rights. 
 
Donate to this reporting series and uncover the hidden attack on women’s reproductive freedoms in the European Union.
Why Didn’t She Leave?
British reporter Jess McCabe is teaming up with Women’s eNews to shed a journalistic light on the economics of leaving an abusive relationship. 
 
Donate to this reporting series and help create a comprehensive study in eroding economic safety nets and changing legislation in the country.  
 
Email charlotte@womensenews.org for more information.
In 2013 Women’s eNews profiled women working in female dominated industries.Our reporters met with waitresses, registered nurses, childcare workers and home health aides. 
One thing united them all - low pay and few benefits.

In 2013 Women’s eNews profiled women working in female dominated industries.Our reporters met with waitresses, registered nurses, childcare workers and home health aides

One thing united them all - low pay and few benefits.

Join some of our 21 Leaders for the 21st Century on Thursday, April 17 in a tweet-chat about removing barriers for social change.

Join some of our 21 Leaders for the 21st Century on Thursday, April 17 in a tweet-chat about removing barriers for social change.

Black Girls’ Lives Disrupted, Criminalized By Systemic Discrimination

Research has found that black girls are more likely to be punished for being “un-ladylike” and seen by teachers as “loud, defiant, and precocious.” 

"The majority of black girls who have been suspended got kicked out for being loud, even if they weren’t being disrespectful," said Morrisco-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, based in Oakland, Calif.

Add this to fact that the percentage of girls in the juvenile justice system has steadily increased over the decades, rising from 17 percent in 1980 to 29 percent in 2011 and the picture becomes more bleak.

Girls are more likely than boys to be arrested for “status offenses”—behaviors that would not be considered offenses at the age of majority– and often receive more severe punishment than boys. What does this mean for their future?

humanrightswatch:

UK: Migrant Domestic Workers Face Serious Abuse
Migrant domestic workers accompanying their employers to the United Kingdom are being subjected to serious abuses including forced labor. The UK government is doing far too little to protect vulnerable workers, and recent changes to UK immigration rules make it harder for workers to flee abuse.HRW has documented the confiscation of passports, confinement to the home, physical and psychological abuse, extremely long working hours with no rest days, and very low wages or non-payment of wages. The UK government has failed to live up to its obligations under international law to protect migrant domestic workers and enable them to access justice if they are mistreated.
Read more.
Photo: A domestic worker holds up her UK Overseas Domestic Worker visa. Following changes to the immigration rules in April 2012, workers entering the UK on this visa are not permitted to change employer, making them more vulnerable to abuse. © 2014 Jutiar Salman

humanrightswatch:

UK: Migrant Domestic Workers Face Serious Abuse

Migrant domestic workers accompanying their employers to the United Kingdom are being subjected to serious abuses including forced labor. The UK government is doing far too little to protect vulnerable workers, and recent changes to UK immigration rules make it harder for workers to flee abuse.

HRW has documented the confiscation of passports, confinement to the home, physical and psychological abuse, extremely long working hours with no rest days, and very low wages or non-payment of wages. The UK government has failed to live up to its obligations under international law to protect migrant domestic workers and enable them to access justice if they are mistreated.

Read more.

Photo: A domestic worker holds up her UK Overseas Domestic Worker visa. Following changes to the immigration rules in April 2012, workers entering the UK on this visa are not permitted to change employer, making them more vulnerable to abuse. © 2014 Jutiar Salman

To celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility we’re looking back to our investigative report on the treatment of trans women in Mexico and in the U.S.A.’s immigration system. 

Transgenders in Mexico Dream of Escape
Puebla is one of many Mexican states where discrimination based on gender orientation is not considered a crime. Many transgenders who live here describe their efforts to leave. And how they wound up giving up.

Mexican Transgender Women Deported to Life of Peril
Mexico is one of the world’s most dangerous places to be transgender. But as lawmakers try to change that, transgender women who are deported confront a social backlash that makes their homeland more fearful than ever. 

Complaints by Transgender Detainees Quantify Abuse
Mistreatment of transgender detainees described in government documents match the anecdotal accounts in dozens of interviews. One lawyer says she has never met a transgender detainee who has not been subject to some sort of harassment.

GBT Housing ‘Pod’ Offers National Detention Model
During a tour of the only housing unit that ICE sets aside for GBT detainees to live together, one detainee in Santa Ana praised conditions. Lawyers and other advocates are still watching to see if guards’ behavior improves after a sensitivity training this summer.

Detention Centers Prep for Safer Transgender Housing
Regulatory reform is expected to gradually improve housing safety for transgender detainees. At the same time the Department of Homeland Security is cutting beds and exploring programs that move at-risk people out of locked-in facilities and into houses and hotels.

"The majority of black girls who have been suspended got kicked out for being loud, even if they weren’t being disrespectful," said Morris, co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, based in Oakland, Calif. ”It’s cultural for black girls to speak up, and they are going to fight back if something is wrong.”
Once they’ve gotten stuck in a troubled pattern, many black girls simply drop out of school.
Just 60 percent of black females graduate high school in four years, the National Women’s Law Centerreports, compared to 78 percent of white females.
Data show the steep price that veering off course at school costs later in life. A black woman who has graduated from high school has an income that is 48 percent higher—almost $7,000—than a black female dropout, according to the National Women’s Law Center. Black women with a bachelor’s degree will earn almost three times more than those who have dropped out of high school.
Read more: http://womensenews.org/story/incarceration/140322/pushed-out-school-black-girls-lose-huge-ground

"The majority of black girls who have been suspended got kicked out for being loud, even if they weren’t being disrespectful," said Morrisco-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, based in Oakland, Calif. ”It’s cultural for black girls to speak up, and they are going to fight back if something is wrong.”

Once they’ve gotten stuck in a troubled pattern, many black girls simply drop out of school.

Just 60 percent of black females graduate high school in four years, the National Women’s Law Centerreports, compared to 78 percent of white females.

Data show the steep price that veering off course at school costs later in life. A black woman who has graduated from high school has an income that is 48 percent higher—almost $7,000—than a black female dropout, according to the National Women’s Law Center. Black women with a bachelor’s degree will earn almost three times more than those who have dropped out of high school.

Read more: http://womensenews.org/story/incarceration/140322/pushed-out-school-black-girls-lose-huge-ground

As the National Women’s History Museum planning moves forward, after many years of legislative effort, it has also picked up criticism from scholars in an advisory body that recently parted ways with the project. 

As the National Women’s History Museum planning moves forward, after many years of legislative effort, it has also picked up criticism from scholars in an advisory body that recently parted ways with the project. 

teenvoiceswenews:

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Teen Voices is bringing its gif game to help close out a month of fundraising for the Teen Voices at Women’s eNews Virtual Newsroom. 

teenvoiceswenews:

Batman and Robin are running to Indiegogo to support our BRAND NEW paid mentoring program, the Teen Voices Virtual Newsroom! There are only 12 hours left to make this happen! Donate! Share! Reblog! 

More info at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/teen-voices-virtual-newsroom/x/3024929

Teen Voices is bringing its gif game to help close out a month of fundraising for the Teen Voices at Women’s eNews Virtual Newsroom. 

dynastylnoire:

thepeoplesrecord:

Mother arrested after leaving kids in the car during job interview because she couldn’t afford childcareMarch 27, 2014
Shanesha Taylor is a homeless, single mother of 2 children, who was arrested for child abuse this week. Taylor left her children, ages 6 and 2 years old, in her Dodge Durango while she attended a job interview in Scottsdale, Arizona.
A passerby found the children in the car, with the engine turned off and the windows cracked open. Once Taylor returned to the car, 45 minutes later, she informed the police officer that she did not have a babysitter for her children.
“She was upset. This is a sad situation all around. She said she was homeless. She needed the job. Obviously not getting the job. So it’s just a sad situation,” said Scottsdale Police Sergeant Mark Clark.
She was arrested and booked into jail for child abuse.
Her children are now in CPS custody.
Source
Update from Prison Culture: 
An email from Amanda Bishop who has organized a fundraising drive for Shanesha offers the following additional information:

Shanesha has been in jail over a week. She will be out within the next few days when her bail is done by her family. I do not know if the family would like me sharing any information regarding the jail she is at.
She has plans to get a specific lawyer when she is out. Her children are with family

Ms. Bishop also responded to a question about where the funds raised would be directed:

“All money from this fundraiser is deposited into a bank account of Shaneshas mother. The money is currently being used to bail her out. The money collected afterwards will be used for the care of herself and her children.”

Here is a local report where Ms. Bishop is quoted about the case here.
There is currently no more information available. @lifeandmorelife and I would like to encourage everyone who wants to support Shanesha to please donate to the fundraiser for now. You can also continue to spread the word about this story through your networks. A newsreport about this story is here.
We have been in touch with some folks based in Arizona, are gathering more information, and will provide updates as they become available.

Update #1 (4:30 p.m. central)Shanesha is still in jail at this point. I was able to learn that she has a hearing scheduled on Friday at 8:30 am. Perhaps, she’ll be able to make bail at that point. Please keep donating to the fundraiser.


BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST!

dynastylnoire:

thepeoplesrecord:

Mother arrested after leaving kids in the car during job interview because she couldn’t afford childcare
March 27, 2014

Shanesha Taylor is a homeless, single mother of 2 children, who was arrested for child abuse this week. Taylor left her children, ages 6 and 2 years old, in her Dodge Durango while she attended a job interview in Scottsdale, Arizona.

A passerby found the children in the car, with the engine turned off and the windows cracked open. Once Taylor returned to the car, 45 minutes later, she informed the police officer that she did not have a babysitter for her children.

“She was upset. This is a sad situation all around. She said she was homeless. She needed the job. Obviously not getting the job. So it’s just a sad situation,” said Scottsdale Police Sergeant Mark Clark.

She was arrested and booked into jail for child abuse.

Her children are now in CPS custody.

Source

Update from Prison Culture

An email from Amanda Bishop who has organized a fundraising drive for Shanesha offers the following additional information:

Shanesha has been in jail over a week. She will be out within the next few days when her bail is done by her family. I do not know if the family would like me sharing any information regarding the jail she is at.

She has plans to get a specific lawyer when she is out. Her children are with family

Ms. Bishop also responded to a question about where the funds raised would be directed:

“All money from this fundraiser is deposited into a bank account of Shaneshas mother. The money is currently being used to bail her out. The money collected afterwards will be used for the care of herself and her children.”

Here is a local report where Ms. Bishop is quoted about the case here.

There is currently no more information available. @lifeandmorelife and I would like to encourage everyone who wants to support Shanesha to please donate to the fundraiser for now. You can also continue to spread the word about this story through your networks. A newsreport about this story is here.

We have been in touch with some folks based in Arizona, are gathering more information, and will provide updates as they become available.

Update #1 (4:30 p.m. central)
Shanesha is still in jail at this point. I was able to learn that she has a hearing scheduled on Friday at 8:30 am. Perhaps, she’ll be able to make bail at that point. Please keep donating to the fundraiser.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST!

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