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1/24/2014 - French National Assembly Passes Abortion Amendment Increasing Access
The French National Assembly Tuesday passed an abortion provision modifying a 1975 law which requires women to prove they are "in distress" to legally terminate a pregnancy....

8/20/2013 - Swedish Women Wear Hijab in Protest of Hate Crime
Women in Sweden have started to wear hijabs in public in response to an attack against a pregnant Muslim woman....

7/12/2013 - Ireland Passes First Abortion Exception Law
Early Friday morning, Irish lawmakers passed a bill allowing abortions if the mother's life is in danger....

5/30/2013 - Canadian Abortion Provider, Henry Morgentaler, Dies at 90
Henry Morgentaler, a lynchpin figure in the history of legal abortion in Canada, passed away on Tuesday from a heart attack....

4/25/2013 - Woman Could Go To Jail For Life-Saving Abortion In El Salvador
A woman who faces a life-threatening, non-viable pregnancy may have to choose between saving her life or going to jail in El Salvador. "Beatriz", who is currently 22 and already a mother of a young infant, was diagnosed with multiple severe illness and is 18 weeks pregnant....

9/28/2009 - Japanese Women May Be Allowed to Keep Maiden Names
The Democratic Party of Japan plans to introduce a bill as early as next year that would allow women to keep their maiden names after marriage....

6/4/2009 - Obama Addresses Global Women's Rights in Cairo Speech
President Barack Obama addressed global women's rights in a speech he gave this morning in Cairo, Egypt....

3/9/2009 - Leaders Call for Women's Advancement on International Women's Day
A celebration of International Women's Day took place in Liberia this weekend, with a number of the world's key women leaders present....

6/16/2006 - Kuwaiti Women Run for Seats in Parliament for First Time
Women are running for seats in Kuwaits 50-seat parliament for the first time since the governing body was created in 1962....

2/13/2006 - Polish Woman Denied Abortion Takes Case to European Court
A Polish woman who suffered severe health consequences after being denied an abortion is taking her case before the European Court of Human Rights....

1/3/2005 - Iraqi Women Forced to Wear Headscarves to Avoid Attacks by Fundamentalists
Since the US-led invasion in Iraq, more and more Iraqi women, both Muslim and Christian, are wearing headscarves in order to protect themselves from attacks by Muslim fundamentalists....

11/7/2000 - Womens Suicide Rate In Turkey Soar Due To Patriarchal Customs
According to a New York Times report, death is a way out for many young oppressed Turkish women with no resources and no educational opportunities....