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The ruling party is pushing ahead with a restriction on minors and the current abortion law--safeguarded in September--could be weakened by a decision of the country's Constitutional Court. But for now, pro-choice activists are breathing a sigh of relief.
ISIS releases guide to women's rights: 'Stay in your houses,' girls can marry ...
Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant militants have published a manifesto for women living under their rule, including marriage at nine, education to the age of 15, and an escape from the harsh dictates of Western feminism.
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Feminism's association with activism is one reason people shy away from it, says Deborah L. Rhode in this excerpt from "What Women Want." A history of negative media coverage has also fueled this aversion.
Two commercials aired during the Super Bowl that addressed issues of domestic violence and sexual assault as well as biases against girls. Also this week, Japanese police arrested a man for allegedly sexually assaulting more than 100 women who believed they were taking part in a medical study.
The Iranian-born author-director of "Persepolis" and "Chicken with Plums" serves up another treat with her direction of this bloody funny horror film. More movie openings--most to see, but a few to miss-- so read on.
Today, Feb. 4, is National Girls and Women's Sports Day. As plenty of research shows, athletics give participants a lifelong boost. But girls in under-served neighborhoods are missing out.
Fifteen years and three children later, Sarah asked for a separation from her abusive husband. The second of three brief interviews with survivors about why they didn't leave right away, at the first incident of abuse.
Their case concerns civil-rights violations of low-wage workers, most of them women. It also tests whether--in line with a recent NLRB decision--the world's largest hamburger chain can be taken to task as their employer.
It took her nine years to finally leave. Confusion was a big part of the delay since this, after all, wasn't an obviously aggressive bully. This was a man who seemed at first to worship her. The first of three brief interviews with survivors.
Pope Francis leaves his pro-family, anti-poverty message echoing in the Philippines, where poor families forgo artificial birth control and migrant workers feel compelled to leave their homes and travel overseas into the hands of powerful employers.
Missing women: Canada can't hide anymore
The Globe and Mail
Meghan Rhoad is a women's rights researcher at Human Rights Watch and is the author of Human Rights Watch's Those Who Take Us Away: Abusive Policing and Failures in Protection of Indigenous Women and Girls in Northern British Columbia, Canada. ... At ...
Advocates hope 'groundbreaking' report on aboriginal women will put spotlight ...CTV News
Activists hope international group's report will lead to action on aboriginal ...Toronto Star
Canada obligated to launch inquiry into missing, murdered women: OAS reportVancouver Sun
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