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12/16/2013 - 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. As president, Bachelet will address the profound gap between the rich and poor in Chile....

7/5/2011 - First Woman to Become Thailand's Prime Minister
Yingluck Shinawatra was elected as Thailand's first woman prime minister on Sunday....

11/9/2010 - Women's Rights Gravely Threatened in Iran
Two Iranian women, Sakineh Ashtiani who currently faces an execution sentence, and Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is a human rights lawyer and colleague of Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi, are in danger in Iran....

2/8/2010 - Laura Chinchilla Elected First Woman President of Costa Rica
In a landmark victory on Sunday, Laura Chinchilla was elected as the first woman president of Costa Rica....

6/24/2009 - Iranian Women a Major Force in Election Protests
As protests continue over Iran's presidential election results, women are playing a major role in the public uprising....

9/12/2007 - Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Mench Tum Finishes Sixth in Guatemalas Presidential Election
Nobel Peace Laureate and human rights activist Rigoberta Mench Tum lost her bid for Guatemala's presidency Sunday, finishing sixth in a field of 14 candidates....

1/4/2007 - New Roles for Women Leaders Worldwide
In the past month, women across the world have been moving into new and groundbreaking political leadership positions....

11/16/2006 - Women Leaders Speak on Peace and Stability
A panel discussion in Washington, DC yesterday highlighted the peace-building efforts of four women from various developing countries....

10/13/2006 - CODEPINK's 'Give Peace a Vote' Campaign Gains Momentum
The women's peace group CODEPINK has received a huge response to its online campaign to create an anti-war voting bloc....

5/31/2006 - Afghan Parliament Rejects Conservative Supreme Court Chief Justice
Afghanistan's parliament rejected with a vote of 117 to 77 President Hamid Karzai's reappointment of an extreme conservative for chief justice of the Supreme Court....

5/30/2006 - Taliban Militants Kill Three Women Aid Workers, Girls School Attacked
Taliban militants killed three women working for Action Aid, a German-funded non-governmental organization, in the Jowzjan province today....

5/9/2006 - Female Legislator in Afghanistan Attacked by Colleagues
Malalai Joya was physically and verbally attacked by her colleagues in Afghanistan's parliament yesterday after she said that some of her fellow lawmakers were warlords and shouldn't be allowed to sit in parliament....

4/25/2006 - New Cabinet in Afghanistan Includes No Women
Afghan President Hamid Karzai's new cabinet currently includes no women....

4/17/2006 - Report Shows Continued Violence and Discrimination Against Afghan Women
A new report on the current status of Afghan women and girls issued by the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) demonstrates that Afghan women and girls continue to face extreme obstacles and discrimination as they seek to exercise their rights....

2/23/2006 - Afghan Legislator Calls for Enforcement of Chaperones for Women
Afghan women would be forbidden to travel without a male chaperone if a male member of the Afghan parliament has his way....

1/6/2006 - Yemen Has First Woman Presidential Candidate
At an Arab women's conference, Sumayah Ali Raja, chair of the Yemen-French Forum, announced she will run in Yemen's 2006 presidential election....