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Self-Awareness, Voice Key for Female Empowerment, Study Finds
Thousands protest sexual assaults at bull run
The women who run the world
If Hillary Clinton wins the American presidential election in November, there will be women in charge of five of the leading countries and organisations in the world - the US, the UK, Germany, the IMF and the US Federal Reserve.
Disney princesses contribute to 'body esteem' issues among young girls, finds study
Pretty as a Princess, which examines studio’s output, discovers ‘princess culture’ leading to less experimentation and increased self-consciousness
Head of UN Women vows to tackle laws blocking women's economic progress
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says a high-level panel will also take on discrimination and lack of job protection in the informal sector
Buenos Aires rally urges end to violence on women
Nations vow to double AIDS treatment
UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibe said that for the first time ever in Africa, there are more people on HIV treatment than there are new infections
With men gone, women shake up farming in rural Nepal
With their husbands joining the 2.2 million Nepalese who have gone to work in India and the Middle East, many Nepalese women have been left to manage agricultural activities that were traditionally men’s preserve
Ontario wants at least 40 per cent women on provincial boards by 2019
Unsafe sex threatens girls’ health worldwide. The prescription? Feminism
At the heart of every problematic sexual trend among young people is misogyny. We must approach world health through a feminist lens
Women share flat-shoe photos in solidarity with dismissed receptionist
Labour MP Stella Creasy among those tweeting pictures after Nicola Thorp said she was sent home for not wearing heels
FIFA names U.N. humanitarian expert Samoura as secretary general
The Senegalese becomes the first woman to be named as secretary general of soccer's world governing body FIFA
Girls’ Clubs Having ‘Big and Meaningful’ Impacts on Young Women’s Empowerment
'The Devil is in the Details': development, women's rights and religious fundamentalisms
Dealing with the escalation of violence against women across the world requires a wider adoption of a feminist approach to working at the nexus of development, religious fundamentalisms and women’s rights
Hidden wounds
Female genital mutilation and excision (FGM/E) is on the rise in Guinea, says a new report issued by the UN Human Rights Office.
The sexism that female expats are still having to endure
When Sheila Taylor moved from the UK to Brazil for work in 2014, she says that in terms of women's equality she often felt as if she had gone back in time to the 1950s.
APEC Tracks Gender Inclusion in Asia-Pacific
“Mainstreaming gender equality and women’s empowerment is at the heart of APEC’s inclusiveness agenda,”
World leaders accused of backtracking on gender equality commitments
Final negotiations at Commission on the Status of Women punctuated by claims some governments are trying to dilute finance for equality and sexual pledges
The battle over the Feminist Library: history and community vs profit
The Feminist Library in London is threatened with eviction. If forced to move, the next generation of feminists and activists will be left without tangible access to their own history
Rape testimony: pitting truths against rape culture
Women of the World (WOW) created a public, cultural space where women’s stories of survival and their manner of telling them expanded their particular narratives into the universal and political.
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