Women's rights

This photo combo shows, from top left, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite, and Serbia's Prime Minister Ana Brnabic. Middle row, from left, Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee, from Liberia, U.N. General Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa Garces, and Costa Rican Vice President Epsy Campbell Barr. Bottom row, from left, Croatia's President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, Liechtenstein's Foreign Minister Aurelia Frick, and British Prime Minister Theresa May. At the U.N. General Assembly, the first since #metoo took root, some of the most powerful words came from the mouths of female leaders, a group whose numbers, influence and ambitions for the planet are on the rise. (AP Photo/File)
September 28, 2018 - 5:21 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a pivotal week for women in the United States, the U.N. put forth its own clarion set of female voices at its annual meeting of nations. And women's empowerment was only one of their rallying cries. At the U.N. General Assembly, the first since the #metoo movement took root...
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In this Dec. 1, 2015 file photo, Hindu worshippers stand in long queues outside the Sabarimala temple in the southern Indian state of Kerala. India's Supreme Court on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, lifted the temple's ban on women of menstruating age, holding that equality is supreme irrespective of age and gender. The historic Sabarimala temple had barred women age 10 to 50 from entering the temple that is one of the largest Hindu pilgrimage centers in the world. (AP Photo/ Hareesh Kumar A S, File)
September 28, 2018 - 5:25 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court on Friday lifted a temple's ban on women of menstruating age, holding that equality is supreme irrespective of age and gender. The historic Sabarimala temple had barred women age 10 to 50 from entering the temple, one of the largest Hindu pilgrimage centers in...
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Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, center, sit with his delegation as U.S. President Donald Trump address the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday Sept. 25, 2018 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
September 25, 2018 - 5:44 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Germany and Saudi Arabia have agreed to patch up their strained diplomatic ties, after Berlin's top diplomat expressed regret for recent "misunderstandings" that angered the kingdom. Saudi Arabia...
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September 21, 2018 - 8:29 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Women's rights groups in Portugal reacted angrily Friday to a court's suspended sentence for two men found guilty of sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who had passed out drunk at a night club. The Women's Alternative and Response Union said in a Facebook post it was...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2018 file photo, Kenny Still Smoking stands over the tombstone of his 7-year-old daughter, Monica, who disappeared from school in 1979 and found frozen on a mountain, as he visits her grave on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Browning, Mont. A top U.S. Justice Department official says it’s doubling the amount of federal funding for tribal public safety and crime victims as it seeks to tackle the high-rates of violence against Native American women. The announcement on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, comes amid increased focus on the deaths and disappearances of Native American women and girls in the United States. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
September 19, 2018 - 2:08 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department will double the funding it grants tribes for public safety programs and crime victims as it seeks to tackle the high-rates of violence against Native American women, a top official said. In an interview, the Justice Department's third-highest...
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This undated image provided by the American Civil Liberties Union shows a Facebook advertisement for jobs at the the City of Greensboro's police department. The ad placed by the city was targeted to “men ages 25 to 35 who live or were recently near Philadelphia.” Such targeting information is available to Facebook users when they click on “why am I seeing this” on a drop-down menu on the ad. The ACLU accused Facebook of discrimination, saying the company violated federal and state laws prohibiting businesses from excluding women from job ads. In a complaint filed Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, the ACLU also lists 10 employers that it claims have placed discriminatory ads including the Greensboro ad. (American Civil Liberties Union via AP)
September 18, 2018 - 2:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is allowing job ads on its platform that exclude women, according to the American Civil liberties Union. In a complaint filed Tuesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the ACLU lists 10 employers that it claims have placed ads on Facebook that violate...
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September 18, 2018 - 8:28 am
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso authorities have jailed more than 30 adults after they carried out botched female genital mutilation on nearly 60 infants and girls who have been hospitalized. Viviane Ursule Sanou, head of the National Secretariat against Circumcision, said Tuesday the...
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August 31, 2018 - 8:21 am
MADRID (AP) — A divisive debate over the legal status of prostitution has reignited in Spain after the country's staunchly feminist government was embarrassed to find out that it had approved the country's first sex workers' union. Women's rights groups and policymakers have long been divided over...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar, a former doctor for USA Gymnastics and member of Michigan State's sports medicine staff, sits in court during his sentencing hearing in Lansing, Mich. Michigan State University said Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, that the NCAA has cleared it of any rules violations in the Nassar sexual-assault scandal. Nassar pleaded guilty to assaulting girls and women while working as a campus sports doctor for Michigan State athletes and gymnasts in the region. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
August 30, 2018 - 11:56 pm
The NCAA cleared Michigan State University of any rules infractions in the Larry Nassar sexual-assault scandal, the school announced Thursday. The school released a letter from Jonathan Duncan, the NCAA's vice president for enforcement, that addressed the Nassar case, as well as an investigation...
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This undated photo provided by febrayer.com website appears to show tattoo marks on a 17-year-old Moroccan girl who told police she was gang-raped, forcibly tattooed and held against her will for two months, in Oulad Ayad, near Beni Melal, central Morocco. The girl's lawyer says authorities have arrested 12 suspects in a case that's sparking fresh public outcry over women's rights and sexual abuse in the North African kingdom. The Moroccan government has so far declined to comment on the girl's harrowing account. Local police confirmed to The Associated Press that there have been arrests in the case, but wouldn't say how many or give details.(Febrayer.com via AP)
August 30, 2018 - 4:26 pm
OULAD AYAD, Morocco (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old Moroccan girl who told police she was gang-raped, forcibly tattooed and held against her will for two months recalled how her daughter was dumped at the family's home by two men, the scars of horror stamped on her body, "her honor lost." The...
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