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Sydney Leroux turns to Twitter to defend goal celebration, denounces fans' racial abuse

Sydney Leroux showed some love for Toronto after an emotional 24 hours that saw the Canadian-born U.S. soccer international inflame passions with a cheeky goal celebration and a tweet about racial slurs.<p>But while calling the atmosphere at Sunday's Canada-U.S. game in Toronto a "positive step …

Increased Health Risks for Latina Women Don't Stop at the Border

This week, health advocates and activists working to end sexual violence join in solidarity to raise awareness about the serious impact of sexual assault on women's health, as part of National Women's Health Week. In reflecting on this important intersection of issues, and as a survivor of sexual …

Northern Ireland gets health minister who opposes abortion for raped women

Northern Ireland’s new health minister is a Democratic Unionist party assembly member who believes that women made pregnant through rape should not be allowed an abortion.<p>The first minister, Peter Robinson, appointed Jim Wells, the DUP member for South Down in the regional parliament, to take up …

Record 4.1 million in Syria got food aid in August, U.N. says

GENEVA (Reuters) - A record 4.1 million people in Syria received food rations in August due to more convoys being able to cross front lines and borders from Turkey and Jordan, the U.N.’s World Food Program (WFP) said on Tuesday.<p>People unpack humanitarian aid inside a warehouse in Ghouta, eastern …

Lack of toilets puts India's health and rural women's safety at risk

In the evening gloom of their dirt courtyard, Raj Beti and her six daughters are growing desperate. They last answered nature's call 13 hours ago, but it's not yet dark enough to venture into the fields.<p>For generations, most of the 750 families in Katra, in Uttar Pradesh, northern India, have lived …

Addressing Violence Against Women and Children Is Critical to Achieving an AIDS-Free Generation and the Millennium Development Goals

During this week's 58th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, the global community will come together to reflect on key achievements and challenges in advancing progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for women and girls. This provides an opportune moment …

Public Health

Maternal mortality down 45% globally, but 33 women an hour are still dying

A report by the World Health Organisation shows significant decrease in pregnancy and childbirth related deaths since 1990<p>• DATA: download the full spreadsheet<p>Deaths from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth dropped has dropped 45% since 1990, according to a new report from the …

The Best Countries for Women Around the World

Where in the world is it best to be a woman?<p>We've taken a look at the best places to be a woman in the United States—states with a shrinking pay gap, high powered women in executive roles, and the ones passing legislation to improve the lives of women. However, globally, the United States is …

Violence against women causes "global health epidemic", says WHO report

LONDON (Reuters) - More than a third of all women worldwide are victims of physical or sexual violence, posing a global health problem of epidemic proportions, a World Health Organization report said on Thursday.<p>Demonstrators hold candles during a candlelight vigil for a gang rape victim who was …

Ukrainian troops routed as Russia talks tough

NOVOKATERYNIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — The ferocity of the attack on the fleeing Ukrainian troops was clear, days after the ambush by Russian-backed …