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UN Demands Vatican Take Action Against Child Sexual Abuse

UN Demands Vatican Take Action Against Child Sexual Abuse

"The Committee is gravely concerned that the Holy See has not acknowledged the extent of the crimes committed, has not taken the necessary measures to address cases of child sexual abuse and to protect children, and has adopted policies and practices which have led to the continuation of the abuse by and the impunity of...
Presidential Candidates Begin Campaigns for Afghanistan's April Election

Presidential Candidates Begin Campaigns for Afghanistan’s April Election

Candidates for Afghanistan's upcoming April election kicked off their presidential campaigns on Sunday.
First Female Lawyer in Saudi Arabia Opens Law Firm

First Female Lawyer in Saudi Arabia Opens Law Firm

Al-Zahran told Arab News that her law firm's objective will be to fight for Saudi women's rights and to get women's cases heard in court.

Brutal Assault and Death of Teenage Girl Spark Protests in India

Protests have erupted in India after a 16-year-old girl was gang raped in two separate attacks and fatally set on fire. Via Shutterstock The girl was first assaulted in late October by more than six men near her home in Madhyagram town, near Calcutta. She went to the police the next day to report it, and...
Israel May Fund Abortions For Women Ages 20 to 33

Israel May Fund Abortions For Women Ages 20 to 33

The Israeli government may start funding abortions for women aged 20 to 33 if recommendations recently made by a Health Ministry committee are enacted. Israeli women under the age of 17 and over the ago of 40 already receive subsidized abortion services for personal reasons. Women also get almost automatic approval for an abortion if...
Bangladeshi Factory Owners Charged For Fire Deaths of 112 Workers

Bangladeshi Factory Owners Charged For Fire Deaths of 112 Workers

The owners and 11 employees of a Bangladeshi garment factory are facing charges for culpable homicide after the death of 112 workers in a fire last year.
Michelle Bachelet Wins Chilean Presidency

Michelle Bachelet Wins Chilean Presidency

Feminist Michelle Bachelet is once again the president of Chile, winning 62 percent of the vote - the largest victory for any presidential candidate since the country resumed democratic elections in 1989.
Protests Follow India Supreme Court's Reinstatement of Gay Sex Ban

Protests Follow India Supreme Court’s Reinstatement of Gay Sex Ban

"To say in this day and age that LGBT rights should not be recognized is extremely regressive and extremely disappointing," said Finance Minister P. Chidambaram.
Human Rights Day Celebrated Around the World

Human Rights Day Celebrated Around the World

Yesterday marked International Human Rights Day, a day to celebrate human rights advances and to assess the challenges that lie ahead in protecting them.
On Human Rights Day, Feminist Majority Foundation Urges Leaders to Uphold Universal Access to Family Planning Services as a Human Right

On Human Rights Day, Feminist Majority Foundation Urges Leaders to Uphold Universal Access to Family Planning Services as a Human Right

Today, on Human Rights Day, Feminist Majority Foundation calls on global leaders to uphold universal access to family planning services as a fundamental human right.