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Ugandan President Signs Anti-Gay Bill Into Law

Ugandan President Signs Anti-Gay Bill Into Law

In response, Norway and Denmark have already cut off aid to the Ugandan government, and Sweden and the US are considering a similar response.
Free Maternal and Childcare Center Commissioned in Nigeria

Free Maternal and Childcare Center Commissioned in Nigeria

In his remarks announcing the new maternal and childcare center, Governor Uduaghan also promoted the use of family planning as a means of increasing maternal and child heath.
Recap: Afghan Presidential Candidates Address Women’s Rights in First Televised Debate

Recap: Afghan Presidential Candidates Address Women’s Rights in First Televised Debate

Women’s rights were one of the topics of discussion on February 4, 2014 when five of Afghanistan’s presidential candidates met for the first televised debate. Here's what they said.
Afghan Presidential Candidates Debate Women's Rights

Afghan Presidential Candidates Debate Women’s Rights

Several candidates have expressed strong, positive attitudes towards protecting women's rights.
Afghan President Will Not Sign Criminal Procedure Code into Law

Afghan President Will Not Sign Criminal Procedure Code into Law

"Our tireless advocacy for the last few weeks paid off."
Afghan Women Rise for Justice at Kabul Protest

Afghan Women Rise for Justice at Kabul Protest

"We want justice and respect for women."
Rep. George Miller Speaks Out Against Garment Factory Conditions in Bangladesh

Rep. George Miller Speaks Out Against Garment Factory Conditions in Bangladesh

Citing meager wages, dangerous working conditions, and exploitative work practices, Miller called on the apparel industry to do more to improve working conditions and support the human rights of workers at garment factories in Bangladesh. "If they don't," Miller said, "their clothing labels may as well read: 'made with violence against women.'"
UN Human Rights Chief Calls for Gender Integration in Post-2015 Goals

UN Human Rights Chief Calls for Gender Integration in Post-2015 Goals

"We believe there should be a stand-alone goal or goals on equality and non-discrimination that addresses all kinds of discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of sex."
UN and African Union Sign Agreement Addressing Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

UN and African Union Sign Agreement Addressing Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

"National ownership, leadership and responsibility are absolutely essential if we are to protect women and girls, but also men and boys, from these barbaric crimes."
Thousands Protest Spain's Plan to Restrict Abortion

Thousands Protest Spain’s Plan to Restrict Abortion

The law, which was passed by Spain's cabinet in December 2013, would allow abortion only in cases of rape or if the physical or psychological health of the mother is threatened, effectively banning it in all other circumstances.