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Women's rights News

Op-Ed: Republicans want to give women the right to buy birth control

This week Republicans introduced a rather useless bill to answer the Democrat’s response on the highly unpopular Hobby Lobby decision passed down by the Supreme Court earlier this month.
In the Media by Dan Arel

Church of England Leaders begin supporting female bishops

A vote from church leaders has approved women for positions as bishops within the Church of England. This major change to church dogma is something that many people have rallied for.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

First female European soccer coach quits after hours on the job

After making headlines all over the world for being the first woman to manage a European soccer team Coach Helena Costa has resigned only a few hours after getting the job.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

400 men walk in heels to raise women's rights awareness

Saint Louis - There's an old adage that to know someone, you must first walk a mile in her shoes. Thursday night, nearly 400 St. Louis men did exactly that, donning high heel pumps and marching in protest of sexual assault and violence against women.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Watch 'Honor Diaries' film and support girls and women

So-called Honor Killings, often supported by Islamist Sharia Law, allow men to get away with murder. No minimum age for girls to marry allow men to abuse children. Culture and religion are no excuse for abuse. Watch the film "Honor Diaries."
In the Media by Lonna Lisa Williams - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Women don’t want equality, they want rich husbands? Really?

Last week Phyllis Schlafly made waves when she said that closing the pay gap would make it harder for women to find husbands because 'women preferred to find husbands who earned more than they did and men preferred to earn more than their wives.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington - 1 comment

New TN law criminalizes drug addiction while pregnant

Nashville - Gov. Bill Haslem of Tennessee has signed a bill into law that will charge pregnant women with misdemeanor assault if they are addicted to drugs.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 1 comment

Activists rally under #FreeThe4 for imprisoned Saudi Princesses

Jeddah - Princess Sahar’s recent video urging an uprising has reinvigorated support for the princess and her three sisters who are reportedly being held in confinement on King Abdullah’s order.
In the Media by Justin King

Op-Ed: Politicians in India state say rape victims should be hanged

Mumbai - Members of India’s Socialist party have caused outrage around the world with comments indicating that rape victims and women that have sex before marriage should be executed, while rapists should be viewed with a “boys will be boys” attitude.
In the Media by Justin King - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Women and Children Under Siege

The women and children of America are under siege. Domestic violence, sexual assault, child trafficking and pornography are virulent epidemics. This is not a position piece on Roe v. Wade - it is a call to action against this war on our women and children
In the Media by Donald Quinn - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Saudi Arabian women plan protest against driving ban on Oct. 26th

Riyadh - This weekend Saudi women with foreign licences will get behind the wheel starting tomorrow (Oct. 26). The women organizing the protests have posted photos on line of them driving in Saudi cities.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

'Let children be children': France bans child beauty pageants

Paris - In an effort to protect the innocence of childhood, France voted on Tuesday night to ban beauty pageants for children under 16.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 8 comments

6-year-old rape victim ordered to wed rapist's 8-year-old son

Jaipur - A six-year-old girl who was raped by a 40-year-old man in India was ordered to marry his eight-year-old son. The man, only identified as Kailash, lived in the same neighborhood as the girl.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

New Turkish laws target women Special

Istanbul - Recent laws by the Turkish Prime Minister promote Islamist ideals that limit secular democracy and negatively affect women in Turkey.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 11 comments

Texas Pastor bans women from wearing hair weaves to church

Waco - While many churches tell people to come as they are, one Texas pastor has added an exception to the message — women, leave your hair weaves at home.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment

'I get to go home': Dubai pardons jailed Norwegian rape victim

Marte Deborah Dalelv, the Norwegian woman whose name made news around the world when she was sentenced to prison in Dubai after reporting rape — has been "pardoned."
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

WHO: Violence and sexual assault on women a global 'epidemic'

An analysis led by the World Health Organization has concluded that violence and sexual assaults against women has reached a worldwide "epidemic."
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Africans start to fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

FGM is considered an essential part of raising a girl and preparing her for marriage in most places where it’s practiced. Connected to beliefs about premarital virginity and marital fidelity, the pressure to adhere to the practice is intense.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto - 54 comments

Afghanistan's religious lawmakers block women's rights law

Kabul - A law on elimination of violence against women has been in effect in Afghanistan since 2009 by presidential decree. An effort to cement the law in the Afghan legislature with a vote, was blocked by religious leaders because it conflicts with Islamic law.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 21 comments

Op-Ed: Don Cherry — A lightning rod for controversy

His critics are quick to bemoan it, but let's at least acknowledge the fact that Don Cherry is a living Canadian legend.
In the Media by Ruben Flam-Shepherd - 8 comments

Arkansas residents protest legislature's war on women Special

Little Rock - Hundreds gathered at a grassroots "Protest at the Arkansas Capitol" to denounce "extreme reproductive laws in Arkansas," and raised their voices and signs in protest of the war on women being waged by the conservative majority in the state legislature.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 5 comments

In Afghanistan women fleeing violence face jail terms

Kabul - Even though the Taliban government in Afghanistan fell more than ten years ago, the justice system is still discriminatory in its treatment of women as is the legal system.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 5 comments

Woman dies after acid attack in Chennai, India

On February 24, Vidya, a 21-year-old Indian woman died in Chennai as a result of acid attack injuries, after struggling for survival during the past 25 days at Kilpauk Medical College Hospital.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 5 comments

France: Women of Paris can finally wear pants — legally

Paris - Last Thursday emancipation arrived in the wardrobes of Parisian women when a law in force since 1800 banning women in the French capital from wearing trousers (pants) was finally revoked.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 5 comments

India's men don skirts in support of India's women

Bangalore - At the "Skirt the Issue" gathering, held in the wake of what happened to "Nirbhaya," men in attendance decided to wear skirts in support of women's rights.
In the Media by Can Tran

Rep. Phil Gingrey's defense of Todd Akin draws GOP backlash

GOP Representative Phil Kingrey of Georgia came to the defense of former GOP Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri in regards to legitimate rape. As Kingrey said that Todd was "partially right," Republicans, Democrats, and other groups pounced on his words.
In the Media by Can Tran

Assailants in Nirbhaya's gang-rape and murder brought to court

New Delhi - As five of the six accused are awaiting trial for the rape and murder of "Nirbhaya," two of the perpetrators have stepped forward offering to be witnesses to testify against the other three. Also, the accused have problems finding legal representation.
In the Media by Can Tran

Nirbhaya's father: I want the world to know my daughter's name

New Delhi - "Nirbhaya's" father is pressing authorities to release her real name so that rape survivors will have an actual person to get behind.
In the Media by Can Tran

Would-be victim escapes rape by jumping off a moving train

Bihar - As reports of rape in India continue to increase, a mother of twins escaped becoming part of the country's growing gang rape statistic by jumping out from a fast-moving train.
In the Media by Can Tran

Ann Coulter draws a 'parallel' between gun and abortion rights

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter, when speaking on Fox News with Sean Hannity, decided to draw a comparison between gun ownership rights and abortion rights.
In the Media by Can Tran - 7 comments
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Some protesters at Baton Rouge's city hall.
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Protesters at Unite Women s March in Baton Rouge  LA.
Protesters at Unite Women's March in Baton Rouge, LA.
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Protesters at Unite Women s March in Baton Rouge  LA.
Protesters at Unite Women's March in Baton Rouge, LA.
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Marchers on Dickson Street with two holding "Unite Against the War on Women" banner. Fayetteville, AR April 28, 2012
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Stade Rennais poster advertising 'Venez vibrer'
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Women's right to vote and to work has been throughout history, especially so here in the United States of America. This photo was taken circa 1917.
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Protesters at Unite Women s March in Baton Rouge  LA.
Protesters at Unite Women's March in Baton Rouge, LA.
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400 men walk in heels to raise women's rights awareness
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Protesters at Unite Women s March in Baton Rouge  LA.
Protesters at Unite Women's March in Baton Rouge, LA.
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Wall of women heroes in Portland memorializes the accomplishments of women in American history
Wall of women heroes in Portland memorializes the accomplishments of women in American history
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Chief Minister Taib Mahmud was met by demonstrators protesting at the destruction of the Penan's rainforest. © Survival
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NWA Unite Against the War on Women March and Rally
Ken Aden speaking at the "NWA Unite Against the War on Women March and Rally." Fayetteville, AR April 28, 2012
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Two women wear burkas
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Protesters at Unite Women s March in Baton Rouge  LA.
Protesters at Unite Women's March in Baton Rouge, LA.
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Marchers on Dickson Street in  NWA Unite Against the War on Women  march.  Fayetteville  AR  April 2...
NWA Unite Against the War on Women March and Rally
Marchers on Dickson Street in "NWA Unite Against the War on Women" march. Fayetteville, AR April 28, 2012
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Protesters at Unite Women s March in Baton Rouge  LA.
Protesters at Unite Women's March in Baton Rouge, LA.
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Protesters at Unite Women s March in Baton Rouge  LA.
Protesters at Unite Women's March in Baton Rouge, LA.
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Protesters at Unite Women s March in Baton Rouge  LA.
Protesters at Unite Women's March in Baton Rouge, LA.
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Tassie Burnette
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The wall of women heroes is on the grounds of PSU, along with a beautiful fountain and building holding ideas and artifacts.
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