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10/28/2015 - Deadly Earthquake in Afghanistan Kills Hundreds, Including 12 School Girls
Monday's destructive earthquake in Afghanistan has left over 340 people dead in the northeastern provinces of Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan....

4/30/2015 - 400 Women and Children Have Been Rescued From Boko Haram in Nigeria
In two different operations in under a week, Nigerian troops have rescued more than 400 women and children who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram. On Tuesday, Nigerian troops announced they rescued 200 girls and 93 women from Boko Haram - and today news has come out that troops rescued another 160 women and children. While the news is promising and shows progress made in Nigeria to combat Boko Haram, the girls rescued were not the Chibok girls who inspired the #BringBackOurGirls movement last year....

5/23/2014 - Obama Sends US Military Personnel to Help Find Abducted Nigerian Girls
The White House announced this week that it has deployed 80 US military personnel to Chad to help find the over 200 Nigerian girls abducted in April by militant group Boko Haram. "These personnel will support the operation of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft for missions over northern Nigeria and the surrounding area," he wrote in a letter to the House and Senate leaders....

1/10/2005 - Female Victims of Tsunami Face Violence and Threats to Health
Local women's organizations in tsunami-affected areas are reporting violence, including rape, against women and girls....

11/23/2004 - Female Hostages Released In Afghanistan and Iraq
Three United Nations election workers, two women and a man, were freed unharmed this morning after being abducted from a United Nations vehicle last month in Afghanistan....

11/17/2004 - Female Aid Worker Assassinated in Iraq
Margaret Hassan, the humanitarian aid worker who was kidnapped last month in Iraq, is believed to have been killed....

1/23/2002 - Military Rescinds Dress Requirement for Female Servicemembers in Saudi Arabia
Following a lawsuit filed by Lt....