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First Woman Elected President of Nepal

First Woman Elected President of Nepal

Last week, Nepal's parliament elected Bidhya Devi Bhandari the country's first woman president.
Afghan Woman Runs in Country’s First Marathon

Afghan Woman Runs in Country’s First Marathon

"I think little by little, I'll bring change," said Zainab, the first Afghan woman to participate in a marathon in Afghanistan.
Deadly Earthquake in Afghanistan Kills Hundreds, Including 12 School Girls

Deadly Earthquake in Afghanistan Kills Hundreds, Including 12 School Girls

Monday’s destructive earthquake in Afghanistan has left over 340 people dead in the northeastern provinces of Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan. Among the dead were 12 school girls who perished in a stampede, as they tried to flee their school in Taloqan, located in Takhar province of Afghanistan.
Kabul University to Open First Gender Studies Program in Afghanistan

Kabul University to Open First Gender Studies Program in Afghanistan

Kabul University just launched its first Gender and Women’s studies graduate program, the first of its kind in all of Afghanistan. The two-year program is another important step for Afghan women in achieving equality and increasing opportunity. According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the mission of this program is “to create a platform...
FMF: Obama Made Tough But Necessary Decision to Maintain U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

FMF: Obama Made Tough But Necessary Decision to Maintain U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

The Feminist Majority Foundation supports President Obama’s decision to delay the drawdown of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
World Commemorates International Day of the Girl Child

World Commemorates International Day of the Girl Child

On Sunday, the world celebrated the fourth annual International Day of the Girl Child. Created by a United Nations Resolution in 2011, The Day of the Girl is meant to recognize the power of girls, while also addressing the problems that force millions of girl to drop out of school and not realize their potential....
Deal in Trans-Pacific Partnership is Reached

Deal in Trans-Pacific Partnership is Reached

The United States and ten other countries have reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, leaving environmentalists, human rights activists, women’s rights activists, doctors, and many others concerned.
Planned Parenthood President Testifies Before House Committee

Planned Parenthood President Testifies Before House Committee

Amid calls from anti-abortion lawmakers to defund Planned Parenthood, the organizations’s president Cecile Richards testified today in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The initial purpose of the hearing was to “investigate” Planned Parenthood’s use of federal funds in light of unscrupulous and thoroughly debunked claims that the organization profits from fetal tissue...
World Leaders Commit to Ending Gender Discrimination at UN Summit

World Leaders Commit to Ending Gender Discrimination at UN Summit

On the 20th anniversary of the fourth world conference on women in Beijing, leaders from around the globe met with the UN to discuss concrete and measurable plans for eliminating discrimination against women.
New Data Reveals Slow Progress For Women in Global Leadership

New Data Reveals Slow Progress For Women in Global Leadership

On anniversary of United Nations’ resolution, new data shows that most countries are far behind on their goals for women in positions of global leadership.
Planned Parenthood Clinic Blaze Ruled Arson As Legislative Attacks Continue

Planned Parenthood Clinic Blaze Ruled Arson As Legislative Attacks Continue

Physical attacks join legislative attacks; as a Planned Parenthood clinic blaze in Washington is ruled arson, Republicans in Congress call for a full defunding of the women's health organization.
Afghan Women Awarded for Women's Rights Advocacy

Afghan Women Awarded for Women’s Rights Advocacy

Ten women in Afghanistan were awarded the prestigious Medal of Malalai for their work promoting women's rights.
Los Angeles Mayor Announces Model Gender Equity Directive

Los Angeles Mayor Announces Model Gender Equity Directive

“Gender equity must permeate every level of City operations—as leaders, employers, and service providers,” the unparalleled directive reads.
Saudi Women Prepare to Vote for the First Time

Saudi Women Prepare to Vote for the First Time

Women in Saudi Arabia registered to vote over the weekend, preparing to participate for the first time in local elections this December.
Looking Back: My Experience as a Woman Studying Computer Science at Kabul University

Looking Back: My Experience as a Woman Studying Computer Science at Kabul University

Kabul University has more than 20,000 students from all over the country, all of whom had to pass a tough entrance exam. And I was one of them.
Research Shows Cost of Unsafe Abortions in Developing Countries

Research Shows Cost of Unsafe Abortions in Developing Countries

Up to 7 million women per year require treatment for complications from unsafe abortions in developing countries, new research shows.
Amnesty Votes on Policy to Decriminalize Sex Work, Sparks Feminist Debate

Amnesty Votes on Policy to Decriminalize Sex Work, Sparks Feminist Debate

The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women sent an open letter signed by over 400 groups and individuals to Amnesty International asking it to reconsider a policy to decriminalize sex work.
Mexican Court Convicts Five Men to 697 Years in Prison for Femicide

Mexican Court Convicts Five Men to 697 Years in Prison for Femicide

The ruling is being called a "megajuicio," or mega-judgement, by the Mexican press.
Kenyan Groups Empowering Women Are Also Changing Their Communities

Kenyan Groups Empowering Women Are Also Changing Their Communities

Thanks to three different women’s groups in Kenya, rural villages are prospering.
70 Organizations Are Urging the President to Fund Abortion Care Abroad

70 Organizations Are Urging the President to Fund Abortion Care Abroad

The Feminist Majority and over 70 other groups released a letter to President Obama yesterday that calls on him to reinterpret the Helms Amendment and meet with the people running women's health programs in Africa on an upcoming trip to the continent.