15 November 2013

Congratulate Gloria Steinem on Receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Ms. Foundation for Women co-founder Gloria Steinem will be presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama on Nov. 20. She joins such esteemed honorees as Toni Morrison and Helen Keller in receiving the nation’s highest civilian honor.

The Ms. Foundation couldn’t be prouder! In its announcement, the White House noted that Gloria has helped launch many organizations dedicated to advancing civil rights – organizations like the Ms. Foundation for Women, which she co-founded 40 years ago alongside Patricia Carbine, Letty Cottin Pogrebin and Marlo Thomas.

Today, we carry their vision forward by investing funds, time, expertise and training in more than 100 trailblazing organizations nationwide. We remain committed to eliminating the barriers to every woman’s health, safety and economic well-being.

Help us congratulate Gloria! Show your appreciation for her contributions to the women’s movement. We’ll collect your sentiments and share them with her following the event.

06 November 2013

Ms. Foundation Fellow Lindsay Rosenthal Co-Authors Report on Sexual Violence in the Military

Congratulations to Ms. Foundation for Women fellow Lindsay Rosenthal on the publication of a report she co-authored while at the Center for American Progress!

Twice Betrayed: Bringing Justice to the U.S. Military’s Sexual Assault Problem” explores the history and scope of sexual assault in the military and the consequences to both survivors and military effectiveness. Among the report’s strongest recommendations to address this crisis is the need to remove sexual assault cases from the military chain of command.

Lindsay brings this expertise to the Ms. Foundation – and not a moment too soon, as Congress prepares to debate legislation to address sexual assault in the military.