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Women in Afghanistan Protest Lack of Representation in Cabinet

Women in Afghanistan Protest Lack of Representation in Cabinet

Women activists and civil society groups therefore walked the streets of Kabul yesterday, demanding that women’s voices be represented within the country’s cabinet.
Northern Ireland's Human Right Commission To Review Abortion Ban

Northern Ireland’s Human Right Commission To Review Abortion Ban

Currently, abortion law in the area has abortion illegal in all cases except when a pregnant person's life is at risk or when there is the risk of permanent or serious damage to the pregnant person's mental or physical health.
Women Who Protested Saudi Arabia's Driving Ban Remain in Prison

Women Who Protested Saudi Arabia’s Driving Ban Remain in Prison

Loujain al-Hathloul, 25, and Maysa al-Alamoudi, 33, were arrested while they were crossing into Saudi Arabia on November 30.
Two Imprisoned Women's Rights Activists in the Middle East Have Been Freed

Two Imprisoned Women’s Rights Activists in the Middle East Have Been Freed

Both women were arrested in October and served around 90 days in prison for non-violent crimes.
Senator Boxer Urges President to Continue Support for UN Population Fund

Senator Boxer Urges President to Continue Support for UN Population Fund

The United States restored its funding for UNFPA under President Obama in 2009.
Egyptian Court Sentences Doctor In Female Genital Mutilation Case

Egyptian Court Sentences Doctor In Female Genital Mutilation Case

This is the first time a doctor has been convicted in Egypt of this crime.
#HeForShe Campaign Launches Pilot Effort Aimed at Institutional Equality

#HeForShe Campaign Launches Pilot Effort Aimed at Institutional Equality

The United Nations' gender equality campaign #HeForShe has launched a new program called IMPACT 10X10X10.
Three Women Were Nominated for Cabinet Posts in Afghanistan's Unity Government

Three Women Were Nominated for Cabinet Posts in Afghanistan’s Unity Government

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah announced 25 nominees for the Afghan cabinet yesterday.
Boko Haram's "Deadliest Massacre" Kills Thousands in Nigeria

Boko Haram’s “Deadliest Massacre” Kills Thousands in Nigeria

The majority of those killed were women, children, and the elderly who could not flee quickly enough.
Ontario to Include Consent in Updated Sex Education Curriculum

Ontario to Include Consent in Updated Sex Education Curriculum

Thanks to a request from Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, the Canadian province will now include teaching consent in its sex-education curriculum.
Trans People Can No Longer Obtain Driver's Licenses in Russia

Trans People Can No Longer Obtain Driver’s Licenses in Russia

The new regulations put trans folks and anyone suffering from "fetishism, exhibitionism, and voyeurism" among those with primarily physical impairments such as blindness who are barred from driving.
Clinically Dead Pregnant Irish Woman Taken Off Life Support

Clinically Dead Pregnant Irish Woman Taken Off Life Support

The court's decision to take the pregnant woman off life support was in line with her family's wishes.
Transgender Woman Elected Mayor in India

Transgender Woman Elected Mayor in India

On Sunday, independent candidate Madhu Kinnar was elected mayor over Mahaveer Guruji of the popular Bharatiya Janata Party by more than 4,500 votes.
More Women Agents at the Border Could Mitigate Sexual Assault Crisis

More Women Agents at the Border Could Mitigate Sexual Assault Crisis

Following rampant accusations of sexual assault and harassment of female migrants, Customs and Border Protection is looking to boost the number of female agents on staff.
Boko Haram Kidnapped 172 More Women and Children, Officials Report

Boko Haram Kidnapped 172 More Women and Children, Officials Report

According to local officials and residents, Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped at least 172 women and children and killed 35 people last week.
Woman on Life Support Revives Ireland's Abortion Debate

Woman on Life Support Revives Ireland’s Abortion Debate

Ireland's ban on abortion has come up in debate again following a current case involving a dead woman who is being kept on life support because she is pregnant.
The Spending Bill Lifted the Abortion Ban for Peace Corps Volunteers

The Spending Bill Lifted the Abortion Ban for Peace Corps Volunteers

The Senate Saturday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that included expanded abortion coverage for Peace Corps volunteers in case of rape, incest, and when the life of the parent is threatened.
Groups Demand Gender-Responsive Climate Policy at UN Convention

Groups Demand Gender-Responsive Climate Policy at UN Convention

The talks are a continuation of the UN Climate Summit in New York earlier this year, and a precursor to the 2015 climate meeting in Paris, where world leaders are expected to finalize a new global climate agreement.
Activists Call on the President to Stand with Survivors of Rape in War

Activists Call on the President to Stand with Survivors of Rape in War

More than 20 organizations, including the Feminist Majority, the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), Advocates for Youth, and several human rights and faith-based groups, came together to urge President Obama to ensure that US foreign assistance helps survivors of war rape access comprehensive medical care, including abortion.
Activists Demonstrate Outside Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations

Activists Demonstrate Outside Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations

Workers, human rights advocates, environmental organizations, and consumer rights leaders rallied today to oppose the TPP free trade agreement, described as "a massive corporate power grab... with potentially dire consequences for the economy, environment and public health both at home and abroad."