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Congress sends Violence Against Women Act to Obama

Congress sends Violence Against Women Act to Obama | Women's Rights Worldwide | Scoop.it
The GOP-controlled House is poised Thursday to pass a renewal of the Violence Against Women Act that would expand federal protections to gay couples, Native Americans and immigrants.
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Abortion Bill Would Force Rape Victims To Continue Pregnancy As 'Evidence'

Abortion Bill Would Force Rape Victims To Continue Pregnancy As 'Evidence' | Women's Rights Worldwide | Scoop.it
A Republican lawmaker in New Mexico introduced a bill on Wednesday that would legally require victims of rape to carry their pregnancies to term in order to use the fetus as evidence for a sexual assault trial.
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Historic Number Of Women To Serve In Next Senate

Historic Number Of Women To Serve In Next Senate | Women's Rights Worldwide | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- The 113th Congress will have 20 female senators, the most ever in U.S. history.
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It is about time. Still a long way to go, though, before we are equally represented.

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Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala thanks supporters after being shot by Taliban

Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala thanks supporters after being shot by Taliban | Women's Rights Worldwide | Scoop.it
Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban, has expressed gratitude for the support from people around the world.
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Indian bishops call for new laws to protect women

Indian bishops call for new laws to protect women | Women's Rights Worldwide | Scoop.it
The bishops' plea comes amid a national outcry over the rape and murder of a student on a bus ("@SCO_NEWS: Indian bishops call for new law to protect women.
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Obama, put a woman in charge of FCC

Obama, put a woman in charge of FCC | Women's Rights Worldwide | Scoop.it
Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan say media companies shape attitudes, culture in U.S. and they are largely run and regulated by men.
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Woman's death prompts abortion debate in Ireland

Woman's death prompts abortion debate in Ireland | Women's Rights Worldwide | Scoop.it
Ireland's strict anti-abortion laws are under fire after an Indian woman living there died after being refused an abortion last month.
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Nirbhaya's story: India's moment of truth as rapists face possible execution

Nirbhaya's story: India's moment of truth as rapists face possible execution | Women's Rights Worldwide | Scoop.it
Two weeks ago today, 23-year-old "Nirbhaya" was the apple of her parents' eyes. She had recently qualified as a physiotherapist, was working as an intern in a Delhi hospital, and served as a role model to her two younger brothers.
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This is one of many stories in the past few months that has given me some hope that things may be changing. Only a few years ago, we would not have seen protests on this scale for such an event. Things in India, and all over the world, must change for women. Basic safety is everyone's right.

 

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