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Equal Pay Day came on April 14 and Tax Day wage demonstrations followed the next day. The timing spotlights women's stake in the push for such legal rights as paid sick days, paid family leave and worker-controlled flexibility.
Islamic State and the changing rights of Yazidi women
After a violent takeover of Yazidi villages in northern Iraq in October 2014, Islamic State proudly declared in its online magazine Dabiq that its fighters had captured and enslaved Yazidis as “spoils of war.” “This large-scale enslavement . . . is ...
Report details 'horrific' abuse of Yazidi women and girls by ISIS in IraqCTV News
ISIS militants committing 'organized rape' of women, girls: rights groupNew York Post
Islamic State's 'war crimes' against Yazidi women documentedWashington Post
Human Rights Watch -RT -Telegraph.co.uk
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Canada's only fully nude male strip bar for women celebrates 35 years
The exterior of Club 281 in Montreal, the only completely nude male strip club for women in Canada, on April 15, 2015. David Sedell/Global News. Club 281, which can be found on Montreal's notorious Sainte Catherine Street, rolled out the red carpet for ...
Manitoba Justice refuses to help with funeral for slain aboriginal woman
"The types of offences on her criminal record are those of someone who was experiencing poverty and are not uncommon to people who have a lower socio-ecomonic status in society," said Christa Big Canoe, legal advocacy director at Aboriginal Legal ...
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At the spring meeting I hope World Bankers will decide to study the toll it takes when girls and women have no handy bathrooms to change napkins and tampons. We need this data to push nations and communities to improve the supply of water and toilets in workplaces.
To mark International Anti-Street Harassment Week, taking place this week, teen videographer Cady Bohannon asked some other students, male and female, in her Florida high school to reflect on their own experiences.
On Equal Pay Day, a Teen Voices videographer in Washington, D.C., finds out what her classmates think of the gap and their suggestions to fix the problem.
Not long after she ran away to join the Islamic State, she told her family she was happy being there. But now she wants to come home and her family has no idea where to turn. Her fate, as a minor, is legally uncertain at this point in France.
Angelina Jolie and William Hague have created a center at the London School of Economics to research how to end impunity for sexual violence in armed conflict.
I've followed Clinton closely since 1991, when I interviewed her and was delighted to find her so knowledgeable about poverty. Now I hope she can do more than in past campaigns to highlight women's special, and politically neglected, issues.
Programs that keep troubled girls from entering juvenile detention residences are lowering recidivism rates as well as costs. An advocate points to increased homelessness and poverty, saying they result in more runaways. The first in a three-part series.