Afghans Wonder ‘What About Me?’ as US Troops Prepare to Withdraw

Many Afghans fear that without the umbrella of American protection, the country will be unable to preserve its modest gains toward democracy and women’s rights.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #ghani-ashraf, #politics-and-government, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Girl’s Rape in Venezuela Becomes a Rallying Cry for Abortion Activists

The assault of a 13-year-old girl in Venezuela and the arrest of her mother and a teacher who helped her end the pregnancy have forced a national debate about legalizing abortion.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #maduro-nicolas, #sex-crimes, #venezuela, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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South Korean Man Gets 34 Years for Running Sexual Exploitation Chat Room

Moon Hyeong-wook, 25, was accused of luring young women with promises of high-paying jobs and then forcing them into pornography.

#cho-joo-bin, #computers-and-the-internet, #pornography, #sex-crimes, #south-korea, #telegram-llc, #womens-rights

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In France’s Delayed #MeToo, Powerful Men Fall, One After Another

Since the start of the year, well-known men from diverse fields have been accused of sexual abuse and placed under investigation.

#metoo-movement, #brion-eric, #deneuve-catherine, #duhamel-olivier, #france, #haenel-adele-1989, #matzneff-gabriel, #men-and-boys, #muller-sandra-journalist, #poivre-darvor-patrick, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #springora-vanessa, #weinstein-harvey, #womens-rights

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Two Presidents Visited Turkey. Only the Man Was Offered a Chair.

A protocol mishap involving Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president, was cited by critics as symbolic of Turkey’s treatment of women. It also underlined divisions within the European Union.

#erdogan-recep-tayyip, #european-commission, #international-relations, #politics-and-government, #von-der-leyen-ursula, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Women, 86 Percent Absent From Jordan’s Work Force, Are Left Behind

“As long as women are absent from the labor market, they are absent from the public sphere,” one advocate said.

#discrimination, #jordan, #labor-and-jobs, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Ruling in Minnesota Rape Case Fuels Calls to Change Sexual Assault Law

The state Supreme Court tossed out a man’s conviction on a third-degree sexual conduct charge because the woman he was accused of assaulting was “voluntarily intoxicated” at the time.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #law-and-legislation, #minnesota, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes, #state-legislatures, #supreme-courts-state, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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She Told Relatives She’d Been Raped. They Paraded Her and the Suspect.

Videos of the girl and her alleged attacker as violent crowds shamed and beat her created outrage in India.

#chennai-india, #india, #madhya-pradesh-india, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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State Dept. Reverses Trump Policies on Reproductive and Religious Freedoms

Even as Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken similarly condemned abuses and oppression from China to Syria to Venezuela, he overturned aspects of the Trump administration’s human rights agenda.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #blinken-antony-j, #china, #discrimination, #freedom-of-religion, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #khashoggi-jamal, #pompeo-mike, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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An Unlikely Alliance in Upstate N.Y. and the Fight for Black and Women’s Rights

Harriet Tubman, Frances Seward and Martha Wright shared a political cause and residency in Auburn, N.Y. “The Agitators,” by Dorothy Wickenden, tells the story of their joint crusade.

#black-people, #books-and-literature, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #content-type-personal-profile, #new-york-state, #seward-frances-1805-65, #slavery-historical, #the-agitators-three-friends-who-fought-for-abolition-and-womens-rights-book, #tubman-harriet, #wickenden-dorothy, #womens-rights, #wright-martha-coffin-1806-75

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Killing of Salvadoran Refugee by Police in Mexico Incites Furor

Videos echoing the death of George Floyd showed a police officer kneeling on the back of the woman, who died of a broken spine, just days before an international forum on gender equality began in Mexico.

#deaths-fatalities, #el-salvador, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #womens-rights

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Transgender Girls in Sports: G.O.P. Pushes New Front in Culture War

Lawmakers in a growing number of Republican-led states are advancing and passing bills to bar transgender athletes in girls’ sports, a culture clash that seems to have come out of nowhere.

#alliance-defending-freedom, #concerned-women-for-america, #conservatism-us-politics, #law-and-legislation, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #noem-kristi, #politics-and-government, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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How Sanctions Hurt Iranian Women

The decimation of the economy since the U.S. left the nuclear deal is crippling the people who have been working for reform.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #iran, #iranian-rial-currency, #pompeo-mike, #united-states-international-relations, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Woven Into History

The textiles women produced made our civilization what it is.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #fashion-and-apparel, #textiles, #the-fabric-of-civilization-how-textiles-made-the-world-book, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #wonder-woman-fictional-character, #wool-and-woolen-goods

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Nawal El Saadawi, Advocate for Women in the Arab World, Dies at 89

An author, physician and champion of equal rights, she was jailed by Anwar Sadat for her activism against the Egyptian government.

#deaths-obituaries, #egypt, #female-genital-mutilation, #muslims-and-islam, #saadawi-nawal-el, #womens-rights

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Does Requiring Only Men to Register for the Draft Violate the Constitution?

The Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether one of the last sex-based distinctions in federal law should survive now that women can serve in combat.

#discrimination, #draft-and-recruitment-military, #national-coalition-for-men, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #womens-rights-project

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After Sarah Everard’s Killing, Women’s Groups Want Change, Not More Policing

A rising movement in Britain asserts that the police are part of the problem, and seeks the recognition that violence against women must be addressed at the societal level.

#domestic-violence, #everard-sarah, #great-britain, #law-and-legislation, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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I Don’t Want My Role Models Erased

This is how women who covered Vietnam were marginalized in the war’s history.

#agence-france-presse, #burns-ken, #fitzgerald-frances, #halberstam-david, #kate-webb, #leroy-catherine, #malcolm-browne, #national-book-awards, #pulitzer-prizes, #sheehan-neil, #united-press-international, #vietnam, #vietnam-war, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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On Trans Rights, Republicans Could Learn From My Grandmother

The Equality Act would provide consistent safeguards for L.G.B.T.Q. people, without taking anything away from anyone else.

#homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #womens-rights

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A New Child Benefit Could Help Poor Women Stay Home. So What?

Even some liberals are wrongly worried about a no-strings child credit in the Biden rescue plan.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #children-and-childhood, #poverty, #romney-mitt, #single-mothers, #wages-and-salaries, #welfare-us, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #work-life-balance

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The Roadblocks to Equal Rights for Women, a Century Later

A House vote moves the Equal Rights Amendment closer to becoming part of the Constitution. But an uphill climb in the Senate remains.

#constitution-us, #constitutional-amendments, #equal-rights-amendment, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Trial of Woman Who Killed Her Husband Highlights Domestic Abuse in Turkey

The case against Melek Ipek, who is being supported by women’s rights groups, has become a touchstone issue in Turkish politics.

#domestic-violence, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #turkey, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Language, Please! Salty Feminist Stitch Book Is Too Much for Michaels.

The craft retailer pulled a pattern book from its stores after employees noticed some of its designs contained swearing.

#barnesnoble-inc, #brown-michael-1996-2014, #handicrafts, #reddit-inc, #sewing, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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U.K. Policing Bill Examined After Sarah Everard Vigil

Proposed legislation that would grant the British police more powers to control protests is being debated this week, and it faces renewed scrutiny after an outcry over the breaking up of a memorial event.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #great-britain, #khan-sadiq, #london-england, #palace-of-westminster-london-england, #police, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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‘March 4 Justice’: Thousands Turn Out in Australia

The protests in at least 40 cities represented an outpouring of anger over the treatment of women at the highest levels of power, organizers said.

#australia, #bishop-julie-1956, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #higgins-brittany, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #liberal-party-australia, #morrison-scott-1968, #politics-and-government, #porter-christian-1970, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Policing at Sarah Everard Vigil in London Faces Official Scrutiny

The killing of Ms. Everard, 33, has prompted soul-searching over violence against women in Britain. And the breaking up of a banned vigil in her memory has focused criticism on London’s police.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #dick-cressida, #everard-sarah, #great-britain, #khan-sadiq, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #patel-priti-1972, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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In Rage Over Sarah Everard Killing, ‘Women’s Bargain’ Is Put on Notice

The “Reclaim These Streets” movement in Britain asks why the police demand sacrifices of women rather than forcing men to change to end violence. “It makes my stomach rot,” one organizer said.

#metoo-movement, #curfews, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #domestic-violence, #everard-sarah, #great-britain, #manne-kate, #nesrine-malik, #reclaim-the-streets, #scotland-yard-metropolitan-police-service, #weinstein-harvey, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Kate Baer Is Speaking Truth. From Her Minivan.

Who says motherhood can’t be literary, even poetic?

#baer-kate-poet, #blogs-and-blogging-internet, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #harpercollins-publishers, #instagram-inc, #parenting, #poetry-and-poets, #what-kind-of-woman-book, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #writing-and-writers

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In Nigeria, ‘Feminist’ Was a Common Insult. Then Came the Feminist Coalition.

Protests against police brutality brought the nation’s attention to the Feminist Coalition. Now its members want to change life for Nigerian women.

#metoo-movement, #nigeria, #nonprofit-organizations, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #sexual-harassment, #special-anti-robbery-squad-sars, #womens-rights

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A Women’s March in Mexico City Turns Violent, With at Least 81 Injured

Armed with blowtorches and hammers, women demonstrated at the president’s residence, demanding that Mexico’s government take action to address one of the world’s worst rates of gender violence.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Biden to Sign Executive Order to Advance Gender Equity

On International Women’s Day, the president will establish a Gender Policy Council that reports directly to him and that requires the participation of almost every cabinet secretary.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

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Swiss Voters Narrowly Approve a Ban on Face Coverings

The referendum forbids veils worn by Muslim women in public places, as well as ski masks donned by protesters.

#discrimination, #europe, #geneva-switzerland, #muslim-veiling, #muslims-and-islam, #swiss-peoples-party, #womens-rights

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Women Call for India’s Chief Justice to Quit After He Asked Rapist to Marry

More than 4,000 women have signed an open letter asking for Chief Justice S.A. Bobde to step down following what they called ‘atrocious and insensitive’ remarks in two rape cases.

#bobde-sharad-arvind, #india, #sex-crimes, #supreme-court-of-india, #womens-rights

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E.U. Pushes Companies to Close Gender Pay Gap

Under a proposed law, companies in Europe could be punished if they fail to pay women and men the same salaries.

#brussels-belgium, #europe, #european-union, #gender, #labor-and-jobs, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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How Sexual Assault Allegations Have Divided Mexico’s Governing Party

Mexico’s president has stood by a candidate accused of sexual assault. The case is testing the president’s promises of justice and equality for all.

#lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Defective Birth Control Blamed for Scores of Unwanted Pregnancies in Chile

The public health system delivered, and then quietly recalled, 276,890 potentially flawed packets of birth control pills. At least 140 women believe they got pregnant because of the error.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #chile, #pinera-sebastian, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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China Tried to Slow Divorces by Making Couples Wait. Instead, They Rushed.

A new rule requiring a cooling-off period before a divorce could be granted led to an outcry, as well as a surge of applications to beat the deadline.

#china, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #domestic-violence, #marriages, #social-conditions-and-trends, #womens-rights

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‘Victim Blaming’ and Sex Education in the Boys’ Club of Australian Politics

Scott Morrison’s words, critics said, revealed a disturbing sentiment.

#australia, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes, #womens-rights

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Husband Must Pay Wife $7,700 for Years of Housework, Chinese Court Rules

Some in China hailed the divorce court case as a breakthrough, but many noted that full-time nannies are paid far more.

#china, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Brittany Higgins Files Police Report on Parliament House Rape Claim

Brittany Higgins has filed a formal police report against a former government employee who she said raped her in Australia’s Parliament House in 2019, roiling the government.

#australia, #higgins-brittany, #morrison-scott-1968, #politics-and-government, #reynolds-linda-1965, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Europe Wants to Diversify Its Pool of Astronauts

In its first hiring drive in over a decade, the continent’s space agency is looking to recruit disabled people and more women.

#disabilities, #europe, #european-space-agency, #european-union, #international-space-station, #space-and-astronomy, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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They Built Libraries to Honor Loved Ones, Women Felled by Bombings

As negotiations push forward, it is unclear whether Afghanistan can achieve peace with the Taliban while preserving gains made on women’s rights and education.

#afghanistan, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kabul-afghanistan, #libraries-and-librarians, #muslims-and-islam, #taliban, #terrorism, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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The Lockdown Showed How the Economy Exploits Women. She Already Knew.

Silvia Federici has been warning for decades of what happens when we undervalue domestic labor.

#capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #elder-care, #future-of-work-2021, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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These Women Confront Dictators. Why Can’t We?

I’m inspired by two sisters who stood up to goons with clubs and razors in Egypt.

#badawi-raif, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #egypt, #hathloul-loujain-al, #international-relations, #middle-east-and-north-africa-unrest-2010, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #salman-king-of-saudi-arabia, #saudi-arabia, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Hillary Clinton Thinks a White House Gender Council Is a Crucial ‘First Step’

Nearly three decades after the White House established its first council for women and girls, here we are again. The former secretary of state discusses what’s different this time.

#clinton-hillary-rodham, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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‘Hidden Away’ for a Century, a Photographer’s Studio Is Found

Last year, David Whitcomb bought a building for $100,000 in Geneva, N.Y. He discovered a trove of photographs, including one of Susan B. Anthony, tucked away in the attic.

#anthony-susan-b, #content-type-personal-profile, #david-whitcomb, #finger-lakes-region-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #james-ellery-hale, #new-york-state, #photography, #seneca-falls-ny, #treasure-troves, #womens-rights

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Loujain al-Hathloul, Saudi Women’s Rights Activist, Freed From Prison

Loujain al-Hathloul was a champion of freedoms for Saudi women. She had been imprisoned for nearly three years on charges that rights groups called politically motivated.

#hathloul-loujain-al, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #political-prisoners, #saudi-arabia, #womens-rights

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Olympics Chief Said Sorry for Demeaning Women. In Japan, That’s Often Enough.

Yoshiro Mori’s resistance to calls for his resignation shows the power of a male-dominated old guard that is mostly unaccountable to public opinion.

#international-olympic-committee, #japan, #liberal-democratic-party-japan, #mori-yoshiro, #olympic-games-2020, #politics-and-government, #suga-yoshihide, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Muslim Men and Western Women

Hirsi Ali argues in “Prey” that Muslim refugees to Europe pose a threat to feminism and women’s rights.

#books-and-literature, #europe, #immigration-and-emigration, #muslims-and-islam, #prey-book, #sexual-harassment, #womens-rights

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Margaret C. Snyder, the U.N.’s ‘First Feminist,’ Dies at 91

Inspired by her liberal Roman Catholic upbringing, she refocused the organization’s development efforts to include women’s empowerment.

#africa, #deaths-obituaries, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #humanitarian-aid, #snyder-margaret-c, #united-nations, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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