Tag Archives: Women’s rights

July 09

Female inmates in California sterilized without approval

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2013 — At least 148 female inmates in California prisons were sterilized without proper authorization between 2006 and 2010, according to a report published yesterday by the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). The sterilizations occurring in the California Institution for Women in Corona and the Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla, which is now a […]

May 12

Afghan women cyclists riding for freedom

From my column in Communities @ Washington Times WASHINGTON, DC, March 29, 2013- When asked to describe their bicycle in one word, many cyclists of all kinds use the word “freedom.” Nowhere is this description more appropriate than for the women who make up the Afghan National Women’s Cycling Team. Challenging the long- held cultural belief that a woman cycling […]