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For FARC moms, peace in Colombia marks new beginning

San Diego - Josleidy Ramirez, a FARC guerrilla, never had a chance to raise the son she gave birth to 15 years ago in the middle of Colombia's civil war.

Migrants, women left behind in human development: UN

Stockholm - Impressive advances have been made in human development over the past 25 years on many fronts, but ethnic minorities, refugees, migrants and women are being left behind, a United Nations report said on Tuesday.

Women's gains in politics stagnating, new data shows

New York - The number of women wielding political power worldwide has stagnated, new data released Wednesday at the United Nations showed in findings that UN Women called troubling.

Forced to flee war, Nepali women cycle out of poverty

Birendranagar - At the break of dawn each day, dozens of women forced to flee their homes during Nepal's decade-long civil war load their bicycles with vegetables and head to market.

Forced to flee war, Nepali women cycle out of poverty

Birendranagar - At the break of dawn each day, dozens of women forced to flee their homes during Nepal's decade-long civil war load their bicycles with vegetables and head to market.

Forced to flee war, Nepali women cycle out of poverty

Birendranagar - At the break of dawn each day, dozens of women forced to flee their homes during Nepal's decade-long civil war load their bicycles with vegetables and head to market.

Patricia Arquette at UN to push for ending gender pay gap

New York - Oscar winner Patricia Arquette on Monday helped launch a campaign at the United Nations to address the gender pay gap as Iceland said it would become the first country in the world to enforce wage equity.

US military faces burgeoning nude picture-sharing scandal

Washington - The Pentagon faced a burgeoning scandal Friday as more pictures of naked female service members apparently shared without their consent by male colleagues have turned up on secret social media sites.

Brazil's Temer tries calming row over housewife comments

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's President Michel Temer tried Thursday to quiet criticism over remarks on International Women's Day, when he praised women's skillfulness at shopping and raising children.

Tens of thousands march for equality on Women's Day

New York - Tens of thousands of women marched around the world Wednesday as protests stretched from Turkey to Spain to the United States demanding equal rights and slamming Donald Trump with an avalanche of criticism.

Tens of thousands march for equality on Women's Day

New York - Tens of thousands of women marched around the world Wednesday as protests stretched from Turkey to Spain to the United States demanding equal rights and slamming Donald Trump with an avalanche of criticism.

Tens of thousands march for equality on Women's Day

New York - Tens of thousands of women marched around the world Wednesday as protests stretched from Turkey to Spain to the United States demanding equal rights and slamming Donald Trump with an avalanche of criticism.

International Women's Day in Madrid draws 40,000 protesters

Madrid - Around 40,000 protesters took to the streets of Madrid on Wednesday to mark International Women's Day and call for an end to domestic violence.

Hollande decries decline in women's rights in US, Russia

Paris - French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday spoke out against what he said was a decline in women's rights in the United States and Russia.

Tens of thousands march in Turkey for women's rights

Istanbul - Tens of thousands of women took to the streets across Turkey on Wednesday, marching for women's rights while some also rallied against expanding the president's powers.

Crowds rally outside White House for women's rights

Washington - Several hundred protesters, mostly women wearing red t-shirts or sweaters, rallied Wednesday at a park outside the White House to protest President Donald Trump's policies towards women on International Women's Day.

$2.5 trillion asset manager is behind the Wall Street girl statue

The world's third-largest asset manager installed a bronze statue of a defiant girl in front of Wall Street's iconic charging bull statue on Tuesday morning as part of its new campaign to pressure companies to add more women to their boards.

Trump declares his 'tremendous respect' for women

Washington - Donald Trump, whose presidential campaign was nearly derailed by sexual harassment charges and his boasts about groping women, tweeted Wednesday -- International Women's Day -- that he had "tremendous respect" for women.

Feminist activists detained over Kremlin protest

Moscow - A group of feminist activists was detained in Moscow on Wednesday -- International Women's Day -- after protesting inside the tightly guarded Kremlin with banners calling for an end to male rule.

Feminists urge Ukraine to reclaim Women's Day

Kiev - Around a thousand people marched through Kiev on Wednesday, International Women's Day, calling for a return to the original feminist meaning of a holiday now largely associated with flowers and gifts.

Rio renames airport after women's rights activist

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro's main airport said Tuesday it will mark International Women's Day by temporarily changing its name in honor of a prominent activist against domestic violence, Maria da Penha.

McCartney gives fashion gentle leathering over animal skins

Paris - Fashion designer Stella McCartney claimed that fake leather was now as good as the real thing Monday as she charged into the animal cruelty debate that dogs the fashion industry.

US Navy investigates after female Marines pictured naked

Washington - US naval investigators are probing allegations that Marines distributed nude pictures of female service personnel taken without their knowledge, officials said Monday.

World marks women's day with rights under attack

Paris - No self-congratulations but calls to action will mark many celebrations of the 40th International Women's Day on Wednesday, as the fight for equality faces new threats.

Balenciaga turns heads from models row with car mat skirts

Paris - Paris fashion's trendsetter of the moment Demna Gvasalia spun heads yet again Sunday with a Balenciaga show that featured car mat skirts.

Turkish women rally behind Erdogan's referendum

Istanbul - Thousands of pro-government women filled an Istanbul arena on Sunday in support of a "yes" vote in next month's referendum on boosting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.Waving Turkish flags, women shouted "Of course, Yes!

Thousands of Turkish women rally in favour of Erdogan's powers

Istanbul - Thousands of pro-government women filled an Istanbul arena Sunday in support of a "Yes" vote in next month's referendum on boosting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.Waving Turkish flags, women shouted "Of course, Yes!

Russian Orthodox Church fuels powerful pro-life movement

Moscow - When Anna Kuzeva became pregnant with her second child, she was terrified. With no home, money or family in Moscow, she saw no way of keeping the baby. So she scheduled an abortion.

Allegations of rampant harassment at two US jewelers: report

Washington - Hundreds of female employees at two well-known US jewelers are alleging that company leaders fostered a culture of discrimination and frequent sexual harassment, The Washington Post reported Monday.

Guatemala expels Dutch 'abortion ship'

Guatemala City - Guatemala has expelled a Dutch "abortion ship" carrying activists who had vowed to help women circumvent the country's longstanding prohibition against terminating pregnancies, the army said Sunday.
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