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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....

2/11/2013 - Outrage over Gang Rape Spreads in South Africa
Earlier this month, a seventeen year-old woman was brutally gang-raped in Bredasdorp, South Africa....

9/27/2011 - Africa's First Woman Nobel Prize Winner Dies
Africa's first woman Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai, died at age 71 of cancer on Sunday....

11/17/2010 - CEDAW Hearing Tomorrow
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law will hold a hearing for the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) tomorrow at 2:00....

6/16/2010 - Iranian Woman Activist, Narges Mohammadi, Arrested On Thursday
Narges Mohammadi, an Iranian journalist and prominent human rights activist, was arrested on June 10th by Intelligence Ministry Officials at her home in Tehran....

11/4/2009 - UN Climate Change Talks Face Obstacles
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said Tuesday that rich countries will have to pledge more than the $100 billion per year currently on the table if negotiations on a climate change treaty are to be successful at the United Nations Climate Change Conference next month in Copenhagen....

7/30/2009 - Journalist Goes to Trial in Sudan Flogging Case
A Sudanese court began hearing Lubna Ahmed al-Hussein's case on Wednesday after she was one of 13 women arrested on July 3 for wearing trousers in public....

4/27/2009 - Iceland Retains First Woman, Gay Prime Minister
Iceland formally elected Johanna Sigurdardottir, who is both the first woman and openly gay Prime Minister in the nation's history in general elections Saturday....

2/12/2009 - Women Journalists Attacked after Reporting on Female Genital Mutilation in Sierra Leone
Four female journalists were brutally attacked last week by a pro-female genital mutilation (FGM) group in Kenema, Sierra Leone....

2/10/2009 - Iraq's Minister of Women's Affairs Resigns after Budget Cuts
Nawal al-Samarraie, the Iraqi Minister of Women's Affairs, resigned from her post last week largely due to lack of funds for her office....

5/5/2008 - UN Official Says Women Hold Key to Solving Global Food Crisis
United Nations Deputy Secretary Genreal Asha-Rose Migiro said last week that women can contribute the most to finding a solution to the global food crisis....

4/8/2008 - Military Contractor in Iraq Faces More Rape Allegations
Another woman has come forward with allegations of rape by both a fellow KBR employee and a US soldier while working for KBR in Iraq....

2/13/2008 - Alleged KBR Rape Victim Testifies at Another House Hearing
Jamie Leigh Jones, a former KBR employee, testified again on Tuesday at a Congressional hearing that she was drugged and gang-raped by a group of her co-workers in the Green Zone KBR camp in Iraq in 2005....

9/4/2007 - Married Couples Split Housework Less Evenly than Cohabitating Couples
A new study reveals a considerable difference in how cohabitating couples and married couples divide housework responsibilities....

8/13/2007 - Sierra Leone Presidential Candidates Shy Away From FGM Debate
Only one of the seven presidential candidates in Sierra Leone has denounced the widespread practice of female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM), which can lead to serious health and pregnancy problems for women....

3/9/2007 - More Women's Rights Activities in Iran
Women's rights activists in Iran participated in protests yesterday commemorating International Women's Day, despite recent detainments of Iranian feminists....

7/5/2006 - American Ex-Solider Accused of Rape, Murder in Iraq
A former US soldier was accused on Monday of raping and murdering a young Iraqi woman and killing her three family members in their home....

9/26/2005 - Anti-War Marches Draw Hundreds of Thousands
On Saturday, in the largest anti-war march since the beginning of the Iraq war, an estimated 300,000 people gathered in Washington, DC....

8/29/2005 - Woman Whistleblower on Halliburton Contract Demoted
Bunnatine Greenhouse, a top African-American woman in the Army Corps of Engineers who was an outspoken critic of the US government's no-bid contract with Halliburton for work in Iraq, was removed from her position effective Saturday....

1/26/2005 - Congressional Members Call for Renewed US Support for UNFPA
Members of Congress are calling for renewed US support for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to aid victims of the tsunami....

10/11/2004 - Kenyan and Austrian Women Win Nobel Prize
Wangari Maathai, Kenya's Deputy Environmental Minister and a former head of the National Council of Women of Kenya, became the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize last Friday for her work on issues such as education, nutrition, and women's rights....

8/25/2004 - Women on Waves Sparks Renewed Debate on Abortion in Portugal
As reported earlier this week, Women on Waves set sail on Monday for to bring attention to the nation's restrictive abortion policies....

6/17/2003 - Women Meet for Peace in Middle East
Israeli, Palestinian, and American women leaders met last week to form a Women's Partnership for Peace in the Middle East....

5/9/2002 - Women Demand Role in Mideast Negotiations
Israeli and Palestinian women peace activists met with the United Nations Security Council this week to urge for the inclusion of women in negotiations to end the Mideast conflict....

4/29/2002 - Report Finds Reproductive Health Needs of the Young Are Neglected
A new report conducted by Population Action International (PAI) found that young people in the US are in need of more reproductive health services and information....