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Woodhull Freedom Foundation Joins Global Call to Defend the UN Human Rights Council

Woodhull Freedom Foundation, along with 798 civil society organizations, representing 156 countries, submitted a letter to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations opposing resolution A/C.3/ 71/L.46. The Human Rights Council is responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights around the world. If passed, resolution A/C.3/ 71/L.46 sets a worrying precedent for…

Call for Proposals 2017 Sexual Freedom Summit

The U. S. election season is over and one thing we know for sure is that we have a great deal of difficult work ahead. There are vitally important conversations we must have and strategies we must establish to counter the combination of racism, fear, and greed that brought us to this moment. Our individual…

News: Are you part of the problem or the answer?

There’s a lot of conversation on Facebook and in the media right now about false, or bad news sources. Facebook and Google have admitted, in a roundabout way,  to being part of the problem. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/15/technology/google-will-ban-websites-that-host-fake-news-from-using-its-ad-service.html I want to share my thoughts and some facts on what we’re doing on the internet when we click and…

We will not go back!!

In the days immediately after the stunning defeat of freedom, equality and justice that accompanies the election of Donald J. Trump as the next President of the United States, the words of the quotation from Isoroku Yamamoto, commander-in-chief of the Japanese forces during the bombing of Pearl Harbor, come quickly to mind. “I fear all…

Intersectionality (Guest Blog by Nadine Smith)

If you did not understand intersectionality – the connection between all forms of oppression –  before, I hope you understand it now. Trump prevailed by appealing to white identity and racial fear. He summoned within the shrinking white electorate a fear of the brown menace of Mexicans and Muslims swarming “our borders”. And now a…

Progressive Policies Make Families Stronger

A newly released report from the Center for American Progress confirms what many of us may already know, that strong families are linked to access to resources and financial stability. Family stability has been tied to the following progressive policies: increasing the minimum wage, strengthening collective bargaining, expanding Medicaid and supporting reproductive rights. You can…

The War on Sex

In computing, a Trojan horse is a program that appears harmless, but is, in fact, malicious. This malicious program is named for the Trojan horse of Greek mythology….a hollow wooden statue of a horse used by enemies to sneak themselves into Troy. Today we use the phrase to refer to a person or a thing intended…

Family Matters: Sources & Story Ideas for the Holidays

With so much of the work of Woodhull focused on the human right to family, we are pleased to be able to share a resource with you for those seeking to write stories or to reach out to experts on the various aspects of family during the holidays.  The resource is from the Council on…

It’s Sexual Freedom Day, 2016

Today is Victoria Woodhull’s 178th birthday and in honor of that remarkable human being, and by proclamation in Washington, DC, it is also Sexual Freedom Day.    It’s not a very happy time in our country right now, but we hope you’ll join us in celebrating Victoria Woodhull’s birthday. It’s an official day (did you know that?) by…

Civil Rights Activist Monica Raye Simpson Elected to Woodhull Freedom Foundation Board

Respected organizer amplifies Woodhull’s presence with unique blend of art & activism WASHINGTON, DC — Sept. 8, 2016 — Human rights organization Woodhull Freedom Foundation has elected acclaimed civil rights activist and artist Monica Raye Simpson to its Board of Directors. Simpson is Executive Director of SisterSong, a collective dedicated to improving reproductive rights among…