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5/6/2014 - Boko Haram Kidnaps Eight More Girls in Nigeria
Less than one month after kidnapping over 200 girls from Chibok, terrorist group Boko Haram reportedly kidnapped eight more girls, ages 12 to 15, from Warabe, another village in northeast Nigeria. The girls were taken from their homes on Sunday night, loaded onto trucks by gunpoint....

2/13/2014 - One Billion People Worldwide Will Rise for Justice Tomorrow
Millions of people will rise for justice tomorrow for One Billion Rising's global V-Day events, including a rally in Washington, DC. One Billion Rising "is a global call to women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in community outside places where they are entitled to justice - courthouses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not....

10/18/2013 - Nearly 30 Million in Slavery Worldwide
The Walk Free Foundation, an Australian-based organization, released its first Global Slavery Index Report Wednesday estimating 29.8 million people live in various forms of modern slavery worldwide....

10/10/2013 - Registration to Run in Afghanistan Elections Closed This Week
Registration wrapped up on October 6 for both the Afghanistan presidential and provincial council elections....

9/18/2013 - UN Agencies Condemn Violence Against Women in Afghanistan
UN Women, the United Nations agency committed to gender equality and women's empowerment, condemned the recent intimidation and targeted killings of Afghan women government officials....

8/23/2013 - American Photojournalist Gang-raped in India
A 22-year-old American photojournalist was gang-raped in an isolated Mumbai neighborhood Thursday night, Indian police said....

2/4/2013 - India Enacts Harsher Punishments for Sexual Assault
Over the weekend, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and the Union Cabinet approved new provisions to the Indian Penal Code that create harsher punishments for sexual assault and rape....

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....

10/6/2011 - UNFPA Fights Gender- Based Sex Selection
On Wednesday, Nobuko Horibe, director of the Asia and Pacific Regional Office of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) issued a statement before the International Workshop on Prenatal Sex Selection describing the UNFPA's renewed commitment to ending gender-based sex selection and discrimination against women and girls....

6/17/2011 - New Treaty to Establish Labor Protections for Domestic Workers
The International Labor Organization (ILO) adopted a groundbreaking treaty yesterday to extend labor protections to domestic workers....

5/6/2010 - Feminist Global Heroes Honored
On May 4, at a dinner event in Los Angeles, the Feminist Majority Foundation gave its sixth annual Eleanor Roosevelt awards to three women and one man who have distinguished themselves in service of global women's rights. The awardees were novelist/activist Khaled Hosseini, feminist and labor organizer Dolores Huerta, formerly imprisoned Iranian graduate student activist Esha Momeni and Ms....

3/23/2010 - Cambodian Ban Step in the Right Direction to Combat Human Trafficking
Cambodia has temporarily barred South Korean men from marrying Cambodian women....

2/8/2010 - Laura Chinchilla Elected First Woman President of Costa Rica
In a landmark victory on Sunday, Laura Chinchilla was elected as the first woman president of Costa Rica....

9/11/2009 - US Contractors in Afghanistan Accused of Sex Trafficking
Contractors hired to guard the United States Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan have been accused of sex trafficking....

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....

6/17/2009 - US Human Trafficking Watchlist Grows to Include 52 Countries
After the State Department issued the 2009 Human Trafficking Report yesterday, the Obama administration also released a watchlist of countries that are not taking appropriate measures to reduce and end human trafficking....

2/18/2009 - Sexual Exploitation the Most Common Form of Human Trafficking, Report Finds
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has published findings showing that sexual exploitation and forced labor are the most common forms of human trafficking in the world....

11/17/2008 - Sex Traffickers Plead Guilty to Fraud and Prostitution Charges
Ten members of an internet-based sex trafficking network were sentenced last week in the United Kingdom after pleading guilty to money laundering and prostitution charges....

7/9/2008 - Afghan Warlords Abuse Boys
United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy, took on the practice of young boys being kept as sex slaves by powerful warlords....

5/28/2008 - Report Finds Evidence of Child Abuse by Aid Workers
A report released Tuesday by Save the Children UK states that children living in conflict-effected zones are being sexually abused by international humanitarian aid workers and UN peacekeepers....

5/6/2008 - Malaysia Rejects Plans of Travel Restrictions for Women
The Malaysian government rejected a proposal on Monday that would require women traveling outside of the country to have a letter from their parents or employers verifying the women's reasons for traveling....

12/3/2007 - Iraqi Women Refugees Forced Into Prostitution in Syria
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have sought refuge in Syria since the US invasion of Iraq....

9/13/2007 - Japanese Prime Minister Who Denied Militarys Role in Forced Prostitution Resigns
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigned Wednesday, just three days after the start of the countrys parliamentary sessions....

8/27/2007 - Maloney Proposes Global Women's Rights Office
In honor of Women's Equality Day (August 26), Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) has announced that when the House reconvenes this fall, she will introduce a bill to equip the US government to advocate for global women's rights....

3/8/2007 - Young Girls Speak, are Focus of 51st Meeting on Status of Women
Over 6,000 women and men from around the world gathered in New York for the 51st annual meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women....