Welcome to the STF Action Network! Each month, you’ll be invited to tackle a different issue affecting women and girls’ lives ―and you can do it right on your phone, no matter where you are.

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  • how-to guides from young and experienced activists about how they’ve made a difference―and how you can too
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This month, we're focusing in on Reproductive Rights & Maternal Health. Sign up with your email and mobile number - we promise never to share them - and let's get started on creating a more equitable world for women and girls.


This month

From sanitary napkins to contraceptives to proper pregnancy care, there are many health-related concerns that women and girls think about, especially since they spend 3,000 days in their lifetime menstruating. But many women and girls still don’t feel comfortable talking about their periods. It’s time to stop the stigma and start a conversation. Read on to learn how.

Past Topics

From the civil wars in South Sudan and Syria, to the displacement of Guatemalans and the Rohingya people, it’s clear that the migrant and refugee crisis is a global issue. When it comes to supporting refugee populations, education is put on pause, especially for girls. Read on to learn about the current state of refugee and migrant education.

Some people consider themselves to be environmentalists. Others label themselves as women's rights activists. But what if we told you that you can't be one without the other? Read on to learn why climate change and gender equality go hand in hand.

More women equals more peace; sounds great right? The first step is to empower women to get a seat at a table, and one of the best ways to become a peacebuilder is by playing sports. Studies show that children who play sports learn important skills and values critical to peacebuilding. That’s a whole new generation learning how to create a better future. Wondering what changes the most when we play sports together?

People aren't products -- and yet they're routinely bought and sold all over the world. This month, we'll look at the ways humans exploit one another, and what we can do to stop it.

The media bombards women and girls everywhere with images that misrepresent them -- or exclude them entirely. You can't be what you can't see, so we've got a serious problem. This month, we'll dive in to why it matters so much, and what you can do to change it.

Government structures have a lot of power of the narrative that we hear and experience. Unfortunately, that power is not always used for good. Around the world, people face severe consequences for speaking out against the government or voicing unpopular opinions. Read on this month to learn how political oppression changes communities across the globe.

Violence against women is happening right now. According to the World Health Organization, one in three women has been abused physically or sexually in her lifetime, and one in five has been abused as a child. In the United States, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but this is an issue that crosses all borders. Read on for the facts about this worldwide epidemic and tips for taking action against gender-based violence right in your own community.

Most likely you’ve heard about feminism, but you may not have heard of intersectional feminism. Or maybe you’ve heard of it, but you don’t understand what it means or why it matters. We explain all of that, but first here is the general idea: intersectional feminism breaks through the barriers created by all identities with equal respect.

Entire textbooks are devoted to the definition of feminism, but it can be summed up in five simple words. Women and men are equal. We tend to hear stereotypes, like all feminists are man-hating monsters who think women should rule the world, but only with short hair and combat boots. The truth is that feminists come in all shapes and sizes. What does one of the most beautiful women in America think about feminism?

"Structural inequality" sounds like an academic topic reserved for a college class, doesn't it?

Well, it's not. It is a super complex topic but it's one that we all have the ability to break down, interpret, talk about, and take actions to change. The world is our classroom after all. Learning how to eliminate structural inequality is key to achieving STF's mission and so many others within the social justice movement. So are you ready to hear about Legos, billionaires, and coding? (Trust us, it's all related).