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10/24/2012 - Mourdock: 'God Intends' Pregnancy from Rape
During a debate on Tuesday night, Indiana GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said that women who have been raped should be required to carry resulting pregnancies to term because the pregnancy is "a gift from God" that "God intended to happen." His statement in full [VIDEO]: "I believe life begins at conception....

7/24/2012 - Air Force Staff Sergeant Sentenced in Sex Abuse Case
Air Force Staff Sergeant Luis Walker was found guilty of 28 rape and sexual assault charges by a military jury Friday and was sentenced to 20 years in prison....

7/13/2012 - Female Afghan Official Assassinated
Hanifa Safi, a provincial head of women's affairs, was assassinated on Friday in Afghanistan....

7/9/2012 - Donor Nations Pledge $16 Million in Aid to Afghanistan
International donors, including the US and Japan, pledged $16 million in development aid to Afghanistan at the Tokyo Conference yesterday....

5/29/2012 - Another 160 Afghan Schoolgirls Poisoned
Another group of Afghan girls was poisoned today, making this the second attack on schoolgirls in the past week....

5/24/2012 - Female Soldiers Sue to Challenge Combat Ban
Two female soldiers filed a lawsuit yesterday charging that the military's ban on women in combat is unconstitutional and violates their equal protection rights under the Fifth Amendment....

5/24/2012 - Second Poisoning Attack against Afghan School Girls
In the second attack since April, over 120 Afghan schoolgirls and three teachers were poisoned yesterday in the northern Takhar province of Afghanistan....

5/21/2012 - Open Letter to Obama, Karzai Urges Women's Inclusion in Afghanistan Talks
Amnesty International issued an open letter to President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai at their "Shadow Summit" Saturday urging both leaders to safeguard women's rights....

5/21/2012 - Negotiating with the Taliban will not work and will produce disastrous results for Women and Afghanistan
Women for Afghan Women, a women's human rights organization with programs for women in NYC and throughout Afghanistan, and the Feminist Majority Foundation, the first (1997) U.S....

5/21/2012 - WAW and FMF Warn Against Negotiating with Taliban
Women for Afghan Women and the Feminist Majority Foundation released a letter at the Amnesty International "Shadow Summit" on Sunday that warns that negotiating with the Taliban will not work and will produce disastrous results for Women and Afghanistan....

5/21/2012 - Shadow Afghan Summit Focuses on Women's Voices
The Shadow Summit hosted by Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) brought women's voices to the NATO Summit....

5/18/2012 - Women's Leaders to Speak at Shadow Summit
Amnesty International is staging a "Shadow Summit" this Sunday, May 20, in Chicago to emphasize to NATO Summit leaders that Afghan women's and girls' needs must be front and center in all planning....

4/30/2012 - US and Afghan Strategic Partnership Agreement Reached
The United States and Afghanistan announced last week that the two countries have agreed on a draft of a strategic partnership which establishes US support in Afghanistan for a decade after the removal of combat troops....

4/26/2012 - Marine Corps Now Allowing Women to Train for Combat
The male-dominated Marine Corps announced on Monday that it will allow women to train in Quantico, Virginia at its infantry officer school....

4/25/2012 - Afghan Girls' School Defies Threats
A school in Afghanistan continues to educate girls despite violent threats, reports the Washington Post....

4/16/2012 - Woman Declares Intention to Run For Afghan Presidency
Fawzia Koofi is the first person to announce an intention to run for the presidency in Afghanistan....

3/6/2012 - Rape in the Military Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court Today
A press conference was held at the National Press Conference today to announce a new lawsuit being filed in the US District Court in Washington, DC on behalf of eight current and former members of the Navy and Marine Corps....

3/6/2012 - Special Event on CEDAW and Women's Rights Held Yesterday
Yesterday, the World Bank, the Nordic Trust Fund, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, and the United Nations Foundation held an event on the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in anticipation of International Women's Day on March 8....

12/14/2011 - Concerns Arise over Maternal Mortality in Afghanistan
Politicians, economists and activists gathered at the Bonn Conference in early December expressed concerns regarding the impact of the withdrawal of th US on maternal mortality....

12/5/2011 - Record Number of Afghan Women at Bonn Conference
Women are nearly a third of the Afghan delegation at today's Afghanistan conference in Bonn, Germany holding 13 of the 40 delegate positions....

12/5/2011 - Maternal Mortality Decreases in Afghanistan
The Afghanistan Mortality Survey (AMS) 2010, sponsored by UNICEF, the World Health Organization, the US Government, and the British Department for International Development, revealed that over the past five years, maternal and infant mortality has declined dramatically in Afghanistan....

11/17/2011 - Speier Introduces Bill to Eliminate Rape in the Military
Yesterday Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) introduced legislation to strengthen protections for victims of sexual assault in the military....

10/7/2011 - Hundreds Occupy D.C.'s Freedom Plaza in Protest
On Thursday, hundreds converged on Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C....

10/3/2011 - Afghan Women Concerned about Possibility of Taliban Rule
A survey of approximately 1,000 Afghan women, conducted by Action Aid and Oxfam, revealed that the majority of the women (86 percent) were concerned about the possibility of returning to a Taliban-style government....

9/26/2011 - Women's Rights Groups Praise New Afghan Shelter Regulations
In a victory for Afghan women's rights groups, President Hamid Karzai's Cabinet approved new draft regulations that will allow women's shelters in Afghanistan to remain independent and not come under government control....