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The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), founded in 1987, is the largest feminist research and action organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non violence. FMF engages in research and public policy development, public education programs, grassroots organizing projects, and leadership training and development programs. Additionally, the Feminist Majority Foundation publishes Ms. magazine, the oldest and largest feminist periodical in the world, recognized as one of the most influential magazines in history.


To advance the legal, social, and political equality of women with men; counter the backlash to women's advancement; and recruit and train young feminists to encourage future leadership. All of our work incorporates a global focus, as we are committed to winning equality for women worldwide.


Since its inception, FMF has conducted many programs to empower women and girls in the U.S. and globally. For example, our Choices Campus Leadership Program is the nation’s largest pro-choice campus network, educating and mobilizing young people on college campuses for women’s empowerment and reproductive rights. FMF’s National Clinic Access Project defends the nation’s 587 independent clinics, which provide the majority of abortions in the U.S. and are among the most targeted by extremists. FMF led a successful twelve-year fight to make mifepristone available to U.S. women as an early medical abortion option, and we now lead efforts to keep mifepristone on the market and to expand public awareness of and research on mifepristone’s potential use as a treatment for life-threatening illnesses that predominantly affect women.

Our Global Program works to lift restrictions imposed by the U.S. on family planning and abortion, stop state-assisted violence against women globally, and end systematic violence toward women living under extreme fundamentalist rule. Our Campaign for Afghan Women and Girls was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. Additionally, FMF publishes Ms. magazine, the oldest and largest feminist periodical in the world, recognized as an infuential thought leader magazine.


Over the past 20 years, our work has improved women’s lives in the U.S. and globally. We have played a leadership role in securing the Violence Against Women Act; in the FDA approval of mifepristone; in the non-recognition of the Taliban by the U.S. and UN for its horrendous treatment of Afghan women; and in mobilizing more than 1 million people to march for reproductive rights. We have trained over 45,000 volunteers in nonviolent women’s clinic defense techniques. With special consultative status with the UN’s Economic and Social Council, FMF has led successful fights to stop the stoning of women.


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1600 Wilson Blvd. Ste. 801
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: (703) 522-2214
EIN: 54-1426440

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Uncover the Truth

Human rights analysis

Your donation will allow one of the Benetech Human Rights Program humanitarian statisticians or engineers to work for an hour towards discovering the truth about the violent pasts of nations around the world in a scientifically-defensible manner. Currently we are analyzing mass human rights violations in South America, Asia and Africa. Since 1991, staff of the Benetech Human Rights Program have lead the application of...


Share Literature

Book for print disabled

Your gift will make a new popular literature book available to thousands of people who would otherwise be without access. Your book will be added to, an online digital library of over 29,000 books and newspapers for the print disabled. Thousands of members will be able to download your book to read it as Braille, in large print or as synthesized speech.


Protect A Clinic

One day of an organizer

The Feminist Majority Foundation’s National Clinic Access Project is the oldest and largest clinic defense program in the country, working to keep women’s health clinics open in the face of violence and intimidation, and to bring anti-abortion terrorists to justice. We work with some 587 independent women’s health clinics. FMF clinic defense organizers regularly provide assistance to local communities and clinics that have been singled...


Empower Domestic Violence Survivors

Ms. for 5 shelters

At this critical time in a woman’s life, when she has sought safety in a domestic violence shelters, Ms. is there to provide knowledge and empowerment. Reaching out to women in domestic violence shelters serves the mission of Ms. magazine, impacting the lives of battered women by exposing them to new perspectives and ideas about self-sufficiency, women’s empowerment, social change movements, and community activism. Through...


Help Sick Women

One month of treatment

The Feminist Majority Foundation runs the only Mifepristone Compassionate Use Program in the country. Our program serves as the only hope for many critically ill patients, mostly women, who have exhausted all standard therapies, including chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. Mifepristone is a life line for these women, and some men, some of whom have depended on this drug for over a decade. Since the program’s...


Help Afghan Girls

Sanitary pads for 10

The Feminist Majority Foundation’s Campaign for Afghan Women and Girls is working for women’s equality and freedom in Afghanistan. The campaign, chaired by Mavis Leno, was the first of its kind to build a U.S. grassroots constituency around a foreign policy issue of women’s rights, and it successfully brought the Taliban regime’s atrocities against women and girls in Afghanistan to the attention of the United...


Educate Girls

Teacher for one month

We cannot allow the destruction of women and girls' education to continue, with education so crucial to long-term empowerment. The Feminist Majority Foundation is working to keep Afghan girls' schools open, as well as to reopen those schools that have been closed. We must do all we can to ensure that the rights of Afghan women and girls do not slip away again. Your donation...


Help Ms. Investigate

One Ms. investigation

Ms. is in a position to fill this gap of solid investigative reporting. With limited resources, Ms. has been successful in breaking investigative news. For example, in Spring 2006, Ms. sent an investigative team to the U.S. territory of the Northern Mariana Islands to expose the sweatshop conditions for women workers and put a woman’s face on Jack Abramoff’s scandalous lobbying. Ms. sparked renewed action...


Train Young Leaders

Student leader training

Since its founding, the Feminist Majority Foundation has built a tradition of mobilizing young people in advocacy and activism for women’s rights and health and non-violence. FMF’s Campus Program works to recruit and train the next generation of feminist leaders on college campuses nationwide. Our Choices Campus Leadership Program provides young women with organizing skills and tools to lead, run for campus-wide office, educate their...