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4/2/2014 - Report Details Dangerous Impacts of Climate Change
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report last week detailing the risks people will face around the world as climate change worsens. "Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability" from Working Group II of the IPCC summarizes scientific literature from hundreds of authors to identify vulnerable populations, ecosystems, and industries....

2/28/2014 - Female Afghan Parliamentarian Speaks Out About Women's Progress in Afghanistan
Fawzia Koofi, a female member of the Afghan parliament, published an open letter this week to American women, urging them to continue standing shoulder-to-shoulder with women in Afghanistan. Koofi's letter, entitled "A Letter to My American Sisters," dispels the media myth that women's lives have not improved since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001....

10/30/2013 - Outrage Over Kenya Rape Grows
People around the world are calling for justice for a 16-year-old Kenyan girl who was brutally beaten, gang-raped, and thrown into a 20-foot latrine by six men in June....

9/19/2013 - Arrests Made in Killing of Top Afghan Policewoman
Five men have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a senior female police officer in Afghanistan....

9/9/2013 - Eight-Year-Old Yemeni Bride Dies of Internal Injuries First Night of Marriage
An eight-year-old Yemeni girl died from internal bleeding the night of her arranged wedding to a man who is believed to be around 40....

8/14/2013 - Female Afghan Parliament Member and Family Abducted
Afghan member of Parliament, Fariba Ahmadi Kakar, and her three children were kidnapped on Saturday while they were traveling in Ghanzi by members of the Taliban....

7/30/2013 - Women's Rights At Stake in Afghan Peace Talks
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has voiced concerns that the rights of women in Afghanistan may be compromised in the interest of peace negotiations....

6/11/2013 - Afghan Police Accused of Violence Against Women
The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission accused the police of violence against women in a recently released report, attributing close to 15 percent of honor killings and sexual assaults in the region to the police force....

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....

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

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....

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....

2/28/2012 - Girls Learn International Delegates at UN Commission on Status of Women
A delegation of 20 high school and middle school student leaders of Girls Learn International chapters from across the country, together with 25 parents, teachers, GLI Board members and staff are participating in six full days of workshops, panels and presentations in and around the U.N....

12/22/2011 - Women March Against Police Brutality in Egypt
On Tuesday, thousands of women gathered in Cairo as part of the "Million Women March" to protest police brutality towards female protestors....

7/28/2010 - Saudi Cleric Comments on French Burqa Issue
Saudi cleric Sheikh Ayedh al-Garni declared last week that it is permissible for women to only wear a hair cover in places where the burqa is banned, namely France....

3/16/2010 - Gender Quota Introduced for T-Mobile Parent Company
Deutsche Telekom, the German telecommunications giant behind T-Mobile, announced plans Monday to introduce a gender quota for management positions....

12/16/2009 - Sexual Harassment Pervasive in Arab Countries
Activists from 17 Arab countries met in Cairo for a groundbreaking conference to address the pervasive sexual harassment of women in the region this week....

10/14/2009 - Kuwaiti Lawmaker Intends to Overturn Sharia Mandates in Election Law
Rula Dashti, a female Kuwaiti lawmaker, proposed an amendment on Sunday to overturn an election law that requires women in parliament to follow sharia law....

10/8/2009 - Egyptian Cleric's Plan to Ban Veils Sparks Controversy
The head of Egypt's top educational institution is facing criticism from fellow Islamic leaders after he declared his intention to bar women wearing face veils from attending class....

8/13/2009 - Immigrant Workers Win Suit against Employers
Two women hired to work as nannies won a federal lawsuit last week against their employers....

6/8/2009 - Incidence of Rape in Democratic Republic of Congo Soaring
The number of rapes reported in Sud-Kivu, an eastern province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in the last three months was more than half the total number of incidents reported there last year....

5/21/2009 - Nepal's Supreme Court Orders Expanded Abortion Access
The Supreme Court of Nepal ruled yesterday that the Nepalese government must enact legislation that guarantees women's access to safe abortion services....

4/22/2009 - Shirin Ebadi to Defend Roxana Saberi
Irans Nobel Laureate Dr Shirin Ebadi will defend Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi during her appeal of an espionage conviction in Iran....

3/13/2009 - Women's Marine Team Conducts First Mission in Afghanistan
A team of all-female marines who are part of the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force in Afghanistan has conducted their first mission....