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It's Time to Fulfill the Promise to End Violence Against Women

By Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women Cross-posted from UN Women. Every year, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we are reminded how every day women and girls experience violence in their lives. Women are beaten in their homes, harassed on the streets, bullied on the Internet. Show More Summary

UN highlights gender inequality on International Day of the Girl

Pakistani students pray for child education activist Malala Yousafzai in celebration of Malala winning the Nobel Peace Prize on October 11, 2014. The UN spotlighted the problem of violence against women around the world during its third International Day of the Girl on Saturday. Show More Summary

China’s Gendercide: When Women are Strapped to Tables and Forced to Have Abortions

Few issues divide more sharply than abortion. Longstanding friendships and family relationships can rupture over the pro-choice/pro-life debate. But on the International Day of the Girl Child, we should agree to bury the hatchet on two issues: the ending of gendercide through sex-selective abortion, abandonment, deadly neglect, and murder of females because of their sex; […]

Lets talk about miscarriage

Women and men often feel reluctant to discuss what is a distressing and bewildering - but far from rare - experience, writes Claire Daly in the run-up to International Baby Loss Awareness Day One in five pregnancies are thought to end in a miscarriage, yet though it is commonplace, such a loss can be emotionally paralysing. Show More Summary

Peace and Development: A Challenge for Humanity and for World Leaders

In commemoration of this year’s International Day of Peace, our partner Otilia Lux de Coti, Executive Director of the International Indigenous Women’s Forum (IIWF-FIMI), delivered a statement on the inextricable link between the rights...Show More Summary

Jason Reitman Got Adam Sandler To Play A Sad, Horny Dad In 'Men, Women & Children'

On Sept. 4, 2013, as Jason Reitman was about to debut "Labor Day" at the Toronto International Film Festival, news broke that Reitman had cast Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner and Rosemarie DeWitt in "Men, Women & Children." One year later,...Show More Summary

Meet the Sexy Alien-Worship Cult Behind International Go Topless Day

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Three days ago in New York City, dozens of bared breasts and half as many women marched from Columbus Circle to Bryant Park, accompanied by a coterie of similarly topless men. The occasion—International Go Topless Day—was marked by eager press coverage in the New York Post and elsewhere. Show More Summary

NSFW Photos, Video: Women Bare Breasts For NYC Go Topless Day 2014

  Yesterday was International Topless Day, and women in New York City gathered for a march in midtown Manhattan to celebrate their right to lose their shirts and ditch their bras. [ more › ]

Video: I Gave Up Women for 30 Days and This is What Happened

After realizing I was using women to fill an internal void, I gave them up completely and discovered three surprises about myself. – Not long ago, I began to see how I was mostly using women as a way to feel better about myself. Not just sexually, but in all kinds of ways. Show More Summary

10 Palestinian civilians killed in last 24 hours, bringing total to 158

Israel has now killed 195 Palestinians, 158 of whom are civilians, Including 36 children and 29 women in 9 days of attacks on Gaza, says the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, in calling on international bodies to investigate Israel for war crimes and violations of the Fourth Geneva Convention

America Needs to Renew Focus on Women in the Workplace

During National Women's History Month and International Women's Day on March 8th, it is worth pondering this one, simple, five-word phrase under the lens of our nation's economic recovery: When women succeed, America succeeds. As I travel...Show More Summary

Jindal's Devastating "Health Care" Plan for Women

Lydia Paver is an intern in the political department at NARAL Pro-Choice America. In the coming days, Gov. Bobby Jindal is preparing to strike several blows to reproductive freedom in Louisiana. Three bills that will compromise the health, safety and rights of women are before him awaiting signature. Show More Summary

Picture China: Wine Expo, Dragon Boat Dumplings, Tiananmen Square Museum

The day's China news in photos: visitors taste red wine from France during the Vinexpo Asia-Pacific, women make zongzi ahead of the Dragon Boat Festival, Amnesty International's secretary general Salil Shetty visits Hong Kong's June 4th museum.

Freeing Women From Isolation Through One Simple Procedure

May 23rd is the United Nation's International Day to End Obstetric Fistula which promotes action towards treating and preventing obstetric fistula, a condition that affects many girls and women in developing countries. The day a baby is born should be joyful. Show More Summary

24: Live Another Day’s Michelle Fairley Talks Playing Strong Women and Gaining International Fame!

Michelle Fairley is likely best known for playing Lady Catelyn Stark on Game of Thrones, but by the end of the summer, will possible be known as well from playing terrorist leader Margot Al-Harazi on 24: Live Another Day (Fox, Mondays, 9/8C). Late last week, she take some time to talk with a group of […]

Torta Mimosa con Amarene Sciroppate

I've been meaning to make this cake for a while and with it being Mother's Day and with me being in Italy, I thought it would be a perfect time to attempt it. Torta Mimosa is traditionally made in Italy for International Women's Day and is supposed to resemble the mimosa flower. Show More Summary

Saying Thank You to Heroic Moms From Around the World

This weekend, we celebrate Mother's Day and the women in our lives who love, nurture, and empower us to reach our full potential. At Opportunity International, we recognize the remarkable power of women to change the world. That is why...Show More Summary

Women Rights and Gender Equality

Last week, in a speech marking Women's Day, President Hassan Rouhani made international headlines by condemning any form of sexual discrimination and advocating for equal opportunities and rights for women. According to Fars News, at...Show More Summary

This Mother’s Day, What More Can be Done to Help End Violence Against Women and Girls Globally?

This mother's day, help Amnesty turn one in three to none in three by taking action to support the International Violence Against Women Act.

International Day of the Midwife 2014

As May 5th is International Day of the Midwife, I would like to take this opportunity to share some inspiring stories of midwives from around the world. In midwife-led care, women experience less preterm births, less assisted deliveries...Show More Summary

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