Jasmine Garsd

Jasmine Garsd is a former reporter for Across Women's Lives.

Jasmine Garsd is a former reporter for Across Women's Lives.

Agent in uniform stands on bridge looking over green river

This is what the ‘zero-tolerance’ policy on the border means for people fleeing violence


A pregnant woman from Honduras and her young daughter broke away from a caravan and crossed the Rio Grande to get to the US. Had she done so just a few weeks later, she would have been arrested and separated from her child under a new DHS policy.

A blond woman is speaking into a microphone at a podium with a sign on the front that says "Stand up for women"

Outgoing Planned Parenthood head says rights are ‘at risk under this government’

Global Politics
Nancy Polanco Najera

As more women are incarcerated in Mexico, so are their babies

A portrait of inmate Carmela Rodriguez Reyes in Mexico.

Women filling Mexico’s prisons are the ‘lowest rungs of the drug trade’

Dominique Moceanu

Gold medalist Dominique Moceanu warned us 10 years ago about abuse in USA Gymnastics

A pink sign reading, "The future is female" is hoisted above the crowds of marchers, some of whom are wearing the signature pink pussy hats.

Marchers: ‘I want to stand with my sisters’


Protesters in New York share their thoughts about what makes the march different this year and why they participated.

Mother and daughter

Working in a garment factory may not bring this mother and daughter long-term economic stability


Rongmala Begum, like many of Bangladesh’s garment workers, doesn’t know how old she is. She doesn’t have a birth certificate, which is common for the rural poor here. She thinks she’s in her 40s. She has an identification card, but she can’t read it. Begum is illiterate.

Garment workers

Are factories better in Bangladesh after Rana Plaza? That depends on who you ask.


The Rana Plaza collapse made companies and consumers more aware of working conditions in the clothing factories. In some places, reforms have made workers safer, but the changes are far from universal.

Thai women sitting on a sidewalk in El Monte, California

How a sweatshop raid in an LA suburb changed the American garment industry


In the early hours of Aug. 2, 1995, authorities raided an apartment complex in El Monte and found 72 Thai workers, including Rotchana Sussman, living in virtual slavery while making clothing.


Her job at the mill bought her a new, better life


Acree Bell Lassiter was just 17 when she started working in a textile mill in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Now that mill, like all the mills in her town, is gone.