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Newsflash: 'Feminist' Isn't A Buzzword, It's A Movement

"Feminist," "bae," "yaaasssss" and "kale." What do these seemingly unrelated words have in common? According to Time Magazine, they're all terms that may lead you to "seek out the nearest pair of chopsticks and thrust them through your own eardrums" -- and they should possibly be banned from our …

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Afghanistan's President Elect Vows To Bring Equal Rights For Women

A huge change for the traditionally anti-women nation.<p>Thanks to cultural norms that go back further than just the iron grip of the Taliban, equal rights have been out of reach for women in Afghanistan. What to us seem like inalienable rights, women there don't have access to a formal education, …

Iranian women fight for the right to attend sports events in their country

There's nothing quite like watching sports at the stadium or ballpark — with the crowd, the green grass, the charged atmosphere of competition. But if you're a woman living in Iran, you don't get to experience any of that.<p>That’s been the case since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Female sports fans …

Rights group: African Union soldiers raped, exploited Somali women, girls

African Union soldiers stationed in Somalia have raped and sexually exploited women and girls on their military bases, Human Rights Watch says in a new report.<p>The report released Monday accuses soldiers of working through Somali go-betweens to use a variety of ploys, such as humanitarian aid, to …

Third of South Sudanese face starvation as conflict rages - U.N | Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - More than a third of South Sudan’s population, 4 million people, will be on the edge of starvation by the end of the year as fighting rages on in the world’s newest country, U.N. officials said on Tuesday.<p>Sudanese children eat leaves torn off trees and boiled by their mothers to …

A third of South Sudanese face starvation as conflict rages: U.N | Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - More than a third of South Sudan’s population, four million people, will be on the edge of starvation by the end of the year as fighting rages on in the world’s newest country, U.N. officials said on Tuesday.<p>Clashes between rebels and government forces have wrecked food markets and …