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The Unending Korean War: W.E.B Du Bois, Ko Un, and the Women's Peace Walk

May 24, 2015 is International Women's Day for Disarmament. On this day, an international group of women are planning a walk for peace across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the name for the 4-km wide buffer that separates North and South Korea. Show More Summary

Why Did China Release the 'Feminist Five'?

After more than a month of imprisonment, the so-called “feminist five” were released from custody by Chinese police yesterday. The five activists had been arrested on March 8, International Women’s Day, over a campaign they attempted...Show More Summary

China frees domestic violence activists

Their big crime was to prepare to hand out flyers against domestic violence on International Women’s Day. Apparently that’s a big no-no in China. So authorities arrested the five women. They’ve been behind bars for about a month. But they’ve just been released. China capitulating to international outrage over their arrests.

Chinese authorities release 5 detained female activists

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Police in China yesterday evening released the five female activists who were detained last month days ahead of a pro-equality protest they had planned for International Women's Day on March 8. Activists Wei Tingting, Zheng Churan, Li...Show More Summary

China’s 5 Arrested Feminist Activists Have Been Released From Custody

The  five  Chinese feminist activists who were arrested in the days leading up to International Women’s Day for handing out brochures about sexual harassment have been freed from custody.

Rights-Based Maternity Care Must Become a Global Priority

Beginning last year, advocates launched the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights on April 11 to ensure that combating the mistreatment women around the world face during pregnancy, labor, and childbirth becomes a matter of global importance. Image: Shutterstock The post Rights-Based Maternity Care Must Become a Global Priority appeared first on RH Reality Check.

The Vatican Has An Abysmal Track Record Of Hiring Female Employees

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has always been a heavily male bureaucracy, and statistics released on the eve of International Women's Day now back that up. As of last year, only 18 percent of Holy See employees were women, up fromShow More Summary

Louis van Gaal celebrated Man United’s derby day win with players of Man City’s women’s team [Picture]

Note: The above update has now been deleted from Instagram. Toni Duggan, an England women’s international who plays for Manchester City, updated her Instagram account on Sunday night with a picture with Louis van Gaal. Van Gaal, of course, was in celebratory mood on Sunday night having beaten Man City 4-2 in the derby in the […]

The 15 Most Stylish Pairs Of Celebrity Siblings

Happy International Siblings Day! These fashionable celebrity siblings prove that sometimes style is all in the genes. More » The 15 Most Stylish Pairs Of Celebrity Siblings is a post from TheGloss - Get the best women's beauty, make up, hairstyles tips. Get sex, dating advice, culture news and hot trends for women..

Chinese Feminist Activists, “The Beijing Five,” Still Detained; US Ambassador Calls for Release - You can't stop the signal.

last weekHumor / odd : Geekosystem

China had an interesting way of celebrating International Women's Day last month. They celebrated the first draft law on domestic violence in the country's history, while simultaneously arresting ten feminist activists for "picking quarrels" over that very change.

Garnier's 'Into A Woman's Skin' Ad Tries To Scare Working Moms Into Buying Beauty Products

As if professional women don't have enough to worry about, a new Garnier ad suggests busy moms should feel guilty about their aging skin. The March spot from Garnier International follows a working mom from the beginning of her day to the end of it. Show More Summary

Clearing Landmines, Saving Lives: International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

April 4 is International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, when we mark the international effort to reduce dangers posed by landmines and explosive remnants of war on men, women and children in post-conflict countries around the world.

Historic Trans Women of Color Briefing Held at the White House

On Tuesday, I attended a historic, first-ever briefing on issues facing trans women of color at the White House. Convened by the National LGBTQ Task Force, the briefing was held on the International Transgender Day of Visibility -- March 31 -- and during Women's History Month. Show More Summary

Empowering Women — Empowering Humanity: Picture It

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. Show More Summary

Message from Nick Clegg on International Women’s Day 2015

International Women’s Day 2015: message from Nick Clegg Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s video message for International Women’s Day 2015 Full text Malala Yousafzai, Fahma Mohamed, Emma Watson and Nimko Ali – these are just some of the incredible girls and women standing up and speaking out for gender equality around the world. They want […]

How to Celebrate Women (and How Not To)

A word on International Women's Day, and other such days.

The Power of Voice to Foster Positive Progress -- International Women's Day 2015

It is an exciting time to be an American woman. I am seeing higher levels of collaboration and mutual respect in more and more of the groups I work and lead in. I am seeing empowerment awakening across the globe. This International Women's...Show More Summary

12 International Pregnancy and Working Mom Magazine Covers

Last year, for International Women's Day, we shared a post featuring pregnancy and working mom magazine covers from around the world. We checked back in to discover more beautiful, diverse, cosmopolitan and modern working international celebrity moms gracing covers once again. Here are our faves from Namibia, Southen Africa, the Phillipines and West Africa! \

Chinese feminist activists still in police detention

Last week Nancy Tang covered the detention of prominent feminist leaders in China shortly before International Women’s Day. She noted the hypocrisy that, as “Chinese state media celebrates women legislators and new anti-domestic violence legislation… the state is so afraid of young, vocal feminists that they must be detained right before International Women’s Day, so […]

What’s next for women’s rights? Have your say!

  This month we celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8 and the kick-off of the 59th UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Both of these events happen every year. But this year is special. 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the … Please continue reading.

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