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5/9/2013 - Fire in Bangladesh Garment Factory Kills 8 as Collapse Deaths Pass 900
Thursday night, a fire broke out in a garment factory in the Mirpur area of Dhaka, Bangladesh, that killed eight people....

5/8/2013 - Sexual Assault in the Military Rose by 35% in Two Years
Yesterday the Department of Defense issued an annual report that showed that sexual assault in the military rose by 35% from 2010 to 2012....

5/7/2013 - Air Force Sexual Assault Unit Chief Charged with Sexual Battery
The chief of the Air Force's branch on sexual assault prevention and response was arrested over the weekend on charges of sexual battery....

5/1/2013 - First Female Speaker of Bangladesh Takes Oath
Yesterday, Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury was sworn in as Bangladesh's first female Speaker of the Parliament....

4/17/2013 - NH State Representative Reduces Women to Vaginas
New Hampshire State Rep....

4/9/2013 - Hagel Calls for End to Overturning Convening Authority
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has called for termination of the ability of a commanding officer to overturn a court martial conviction, called "convening authority." In an internal memo to the secretaries of the military services and other military senior officials, Hagel said, "We must ensure that our military justice system is fair, provides justice, and enhances good order and discipline....

3/13/2013 - Senate Hearing on Sexual Assault in the Military Begins Today
Today Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, convened a hearing to investigate sexual assault in the military....

3/6/2013 - Lieutenant General Overturns Service Member's Rape Conviction
On Monday, Lieutenant General Craig Franklin overturned the rape conviction of an air force service member who was found guilty by a jury....

2/13/2013 - OK House Committee Passes Anti-Abortion Bills
The Oklahoma State House Public Safety Committee passed three abortion-related bills Tuesday that make it more difficult for girls under the age of 18 to receive an abortion without parental consent....

2/7/2013 - Somalia Jails Alleged Rape Victim
A Somali woman who accused government security forces of rape was sentenced to one year in prison on Tuesday after the court ruled that her accusation was false....

1/29/2013 - Ethiopian Immigrants Given Birth Control Without Consent in Israel
A report released over the weekend reveals that Ethiopian women who migrated to Israel were given contraceptive injections without their consent. Haaretz, a leading Israeli newspaper, reported that the director general of the Health Ministry of Israel has indirectly acknowledged that Ethiopian immigrants were given Depo-Provera, a contraceptive injection that lasts three months, while in transit camps....

1/25/2013 - New Mexico Bill Would Criminalize Abortion After Rape/Incest
Under a proposed law in the New Mexico state House of Representative, a woman who has an abortion after being raped could face felony criminal charges....

1/24/2013 - Paycheck Fairness Act Reintroduced in Senate
Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) re-introduced the Paycheck Fairness Act, which addresses the wage gap between men and women, in the Senate on Wednesday. The bill, S....

1/11/2013 - Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation and Feminist Majority, Statement on the Departure of Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis
The Feminist Majority Foundation and Feminist Majority salute Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, the first Latina to head a major federal agency, for her outstanding accomplishments in fighting for women workers and all workers....

12/13/2012 - Women's Rights in Question in New Egyptian Constitution
Women's rights activists are protesting the draft constitution proposed by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi that will be voted on by the general public on December 15th, 2012....

11/15/2012 - Air Forces Releases Lackland Sex Abuse Investigation Results
The US Air Force released the results of an investigation into widespread sex abuse charges at the Lackland Air Force Base training facility in Texas this week....

10/25/2012 - Stabbing Outside Oregon Planned Parenthood
Yesterday, a father was stabbed outside a Grant Pass, Oregon, Planned Parenthood clinic after a dispute erupted between his daughter and an anti-choice protestor....

10/16/2012 - New Study: Romney/Ryan Medicare Reform Would Raise Costs for Seniors
A new study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that nearly six in ten seniors would likely pay higher premiums for their Medicare benefits under a "premium-support" system....

9/10/2012 - Chicago Teachers Strike for First Time in 25 Years
For the first time since 1987, Chicago's public school teachers went to picket lines this morning instead of classrooms. 25,000 public school teachers went on strike after contract negotiations Sunday night failed to reach a compromise....

9/4/2012 - Democratic Platform Approved: Supports Abortion Access, Equal Rights Amendment, Same-Sex Marriage
The Democratic National Convention began this morning by releasing Democratic 2012 Party Platform, which seeks to protect abortion access, ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, defend Obamacare, support immigration reform and legalize same-sex marriage among other positions. The platform takes the following positions: On abortion - "Abortion is an intensely personal decision between a woman, her family, her doctor and her clergy; there is no place for politicians or government to get in the way." On the Equal Rights Amendment and women's rights - "We are committed to ensuring full equality for women: we reaffirm our support for the Equal Rights Amendment, recommit to enforcing Title IX, support the Paycheck Fairness Act, and will urge ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women." On health care - "Democrats will continue to fight for a strong health care workforce with an emphasis on primary care....

8/29/2012 - ACLU Reports Gender Stereotypes Rampant in Public Schools Single-Sex Classes
Gender stereotypes are prevalent in many K-12 public coeducational schools with single-sex academic classes and programs across the country according to the ACLU's "Teach Kids, Not Stereotypes" campaign report released last week....

8/9/2012 - Louisiana School Announces Change to Pregnancy Test Requirement
After much public pressure, a Louisiana school's policy that students be required to take pregnancy tests at the threat of expulsion will be changed, announced school officials yesterday....

7/30/2012 - Company Wins Temporary Reprieve from ACA Requirement
On Friday, a U.S....

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....

7/16/2012 - Court-Martial Begins in Air Force Sex Abuse Case
Today, Air Force Sergeant Luis Walker's court-martial in the Lackland Air Force Base sexual abuse scandal begins in Texas....