#Bans

  • Article: Pregnant Girls in Sierra Leone Can Now Take Exams — But They Still Can't Attend School

    Pregnant Girls in Sierra Leone Can Now Take Exams — But They Still Can't Attend School

    By Leah Rodriguez|Oct. 17, 2019

    Advocates say the law shames and blames young girls. Read more

  • Article: Austrian Government Approves Headscarf Ban in Elementary Schools

    Austrian Government Approves Headscarf Ban in Elementary Schools

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 17, 2019

    The law specifically targets Muslim women. Read more

  • Article: Women in India Can Finally Hike Sacred Peak — But There Are New Concerns

    Women in India Can Finally Hike Sacred Peak — But There Are New Concerns

    By Leah Rodriguez|Jan. 8, 2019

    Safety is a growing issue. Read more

  • Article: Entering a Child Marriage in Thailand Just Got Harder

    Entering a Child Marriage in Thailand Just Got Harder

    By Leah Rodriguez|Dec. 14, 2018

    Children under the age of 17 now need more than parental approval under Islamic law. Read more

  • Article: Tanzania's Sexist Laws Cut Off Thousands of Women From Quality Education

    Tanzania's Sexist Laws Cut Off Thousands of Women From Quality Education

    By Leah Rodriguez|Dec. 12, 2018

    Young mothers have to jump through too many hoops to learn. Read more

  • Article: Tanzania Just Lost $300 Million for Banning Pregnant Girls From School

    Tanzania Just Lost $300 Million for Banning Pregnant Girls From School

    By Leah Rodriguez|Nov. 14, 2018

    The World Bank pulled a loan to help make quality secondary education more accessible. Read more

  • Article: This Is the Single Greatest Source of Ocean Trash (Hint: It's Not Plastic Straws)

    This Is the Single Greatest Source of Ocean Trash (Hint: It's Not Plastic Straws)

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Leah Rodriguez|Aug. 29, 2018

    It’s also the least regulated. Read more

  • Article: Seattle to Ban All Plastic Straws, Utensils in Restaurants in 2018

    Seattle to Ban All Plastic Straws, Utensils in Restaurants in 2018

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 28, 2017

    It’s part of a much larger movement. Read more