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Hope at last for Croatia war rape victims

- More than two decades and therapy have done little to heal Ana Horvatinec's trauma of wartime rape by her neighbours in the Croatian town of Vukovar."There were six of them...

New vibrating condom for women makes them climax every time

Come again? — you might ask. A female condom which makes women orgasm every time. Yes, I'm not faking it (at least, not anymore). A Michigan company claims to have produced a lady's vibrating condom, which guarantees women will climax each time.

China's first lady 'enchants' world media: Beijing study

Bejing - A Chinese academic study hailed the role of the country's first lady in public diplomacy, reports said Thursday, the latest sign of Beijing's hunger for soft power on the global stage.

Iran to name first female ambassador since 1979: media

Tehran - Iran is to appoint a female ambassador for the first time since its 1979 Islamic Revolution, according to unconfirmed media reports Wednesday.The reports said foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham would be named ambassador to an Asian country.

Campaigners welcome China release for five feminist activists

Bejing - Campaigners on Tuesday welcomed China's release of five feminist activists held for more than a month, saying the surprise move after an international outcry showed Beijing does sometimes respond to outside pressure.

Women not living as long as before

London - Statistics from the U.K. show a drop in life expectancy for elderly females. This could be connected to cutbacks in care and changes to the lifestyle habits of baby boomers.

Nicaragua prostitutes study law to help others in trouble

Matagalpa - Cony's usual work clothes are tight-fitting outfits that show off her curves as she waits for clients at the bar.

Amnesty condemns Afghan 'failure' to protect female activists

Kabul - Afghanistan is turning its back on female activists and leaving them vulnerable to threats, assassinations and sexual assault, Amnesty International said Tuesday, urging the international community to preserve hard-won gains for women.

DR Congo's 'Mama Parity' fights for women's role in politics

Bukavu - In DR Congo, where women struggle against terrible violence and inequality, a committed activist fights against all the odds to give women a third of all elected posts.

Hundreds protest Cindy Gladue verdict in Edmonton Special

Edmonton - Around 800 people took to the streets in Edmonton on April 2 to protest the acquittal of the man accused of murdering Cindy Gladue.

Sweden, Saudi Arabia to resume normal diplomatic relations

Stockholm - Saudi Arabia and Sweden have agreed to resume normal diplomatic relations two weeks after they were unexpectedly interrupted by a row over critical comments from Stockholm.

Sweden 'feminist' policy sparks major Saudi spat

Stockholm - Sweden is seeking to quell an unprecedented diplomatic spat over human rights with Saudi Arabia which has seen ambassadors recalled and arms sales cancelled, drawing comparisons with Denmark's Mohammed cartoons controversy.

Hundreds of Afghans bury woman beaten to death by mob

Kabul - Hundreds of people on Sunday attended the burial of an Afghan woman who was beaten to death and set on fire by a mob for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran.

US First Lady urges Cambodian girls to hold leaders accountable

Siem Reap - Michelle Obama called on schoolgirls to stay in school to push for equality and hold their leaders accountable on Saturday during the first trip by a sitting US president's wife to Cambodia.

Women on contraceptive pills 3x likelier to get Crohn's disease

A startling new study shows that women who take the "Pill" are three times more likely to get Crohn's disease than others. And those who take the "morning-after" pill may be even more at risk..

Posting 'underboob selfies' may be a crime in Thailand

On Monday, women in Thailand were warned about posting "selfie" photos of the lower parts of their breasts, known as "underboob selfies."

Women are key in tackling disaster: UN officials

Sendai - Women are far more exposed to disasters than men given their frontline roles in the home and in healthcare, the UN says, arguing that improving gender equality is key to saving lives.

Priests, school girls join rally in India over nun gang-rape

Kolkata - Hundreds of priests, school girls and other protesters staged a peaceful rally Monday in the Indian city of Kolkata to support an elderly nun who was gang-raped at her convent school.

Prayers in India for elderly nun gang-raped at convent

Kolkata - Prayers were said at churches across India Sunday for an elderly nun who was gang-raped at a convent in an attack that has intensified anger over sexual violence and fuelled fears among beleaguered Christians.

Elderly Indian nun 'gang-raped' in convent school

Kolkata - Police in eastern India said Saturday they were investigating the gang-rape of a 75-year-old nun by burglars who broke into the convent school where she lived.

Activism meets music with Kristen Graves Special

An interview with CT State Troubardour singer/songwriter Kristen Graves. Kristen discusses her music, activism and humanitarian work.

Writer/Director Emily Schooley talks about her new film, Reset Special

An interview with Writer/Director Emily Schooley on her latest project Reset. Reset follows the lives of three women, and how they each approach difficult choices in their lives.

India arrests after rape suspect's lynching rise to 42

New Delhi - Indian police said Monday they have charged 42 people after the killing and lynching of a rape suspect who was dragged from his prison cell, with more arrests overnight.

India channel protests rape documentary ban with blank screen

New Delhi - An Indian news network ran a blank screen for an hour in protest at a controversial government ban on airing a documentary about the savage gang-rape of a Delhi student.

Ukraine's women rebels don evening gowns for glam night

Donetsk - Yana Manuilova cuts an imposing figure in combat fatigues as a gun-toting rebel in eastern Ukraine.

18 arrested in India after mob lynches rape suspect

New Delhi - Police charged 18 people Sunday after a frenzied mob stormed a prison and lynched a rape suspect in India's northeast, in an act of vigilante justice condemned by rights groups and political leaders.

Church of England's first female bishop gets to work

London - The Church of England's first female bishop was to preach her maiden sermon in the role Sunday as she is installed in her home diocese.

Fear, violence, kidnapping: life for women under Boko Haram

Abuja - When Boko Haram attacks made life at home unbearable, Rebecca Samuel was confronted with a stark choice that any mother would struggle to make.

#thedress web sensation becomes powerful Salvation Army campaign

The furious Internet debate late last month around the perceived colour of a dress is now being used by charity the Salvation Army in a powerful new campaign about violence against women, saying "Why is it so hard to see black and blue?"

'Man-made' climate change a major woman's problem

Ginebra - Men and women may not always be on the same footing but you would think both sexes would be equal in the face of gigantic floods, typhoons or droughts. Think again.
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