Ja'Naya Mixon

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Brazil Confiscates Abortion Pills From Pregnant Women Exposed To Zika

“I contacted Zika four days ago. I just found out I’m about six weeks pregnant. I have a son I love dearly. I love children. But I don’t believe it …

The unlikely sanitary pad missionary

<b>When an Indian man invented a simple machine for poor rural women to make cheap sanitary pads, the idea was to provide jobs for some, and hygiene for millions - often for the first time. The story gave one British woman an idea that quickly became her mission in life.</b><p>Amy Peake is experimenting in …

Inspiring women: From child trafficking victim to electrician

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's challenging for a girl to pursue a career as an electrician in Uganda. But it's even harder if she's also leaving behind seven years spent as a victim of child sex trafficking.<p>That was the situation Jacqueline, now 18, had found herself in. The youngest girl she worked alongside was …

Beijing +5 - Women 2000: Gender Equality, Development and Peace for the 21st Century Twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, 5-9 June 2000

Fact Sheet No.1<p><b>The Feminization of Poverty</b><p>The majority of the 1.5 billion people living on 1 dollar a day or less are women. In addition, the gap …

The woman who lifted a village

By Jui Chakravorty<p><i>Women in India face challenges most people never will. In a society where by law women have equal rights to men, it often doesn’t seem that way. Women and young girls can face unchecked discrimination and violence.</i><p>Just 59% of rural women in the country are literate, according to a …

The Role of Rural Women in Agriculture

<i>"When women are empowered and can claim their rights and access to land, leadership, opportunities and choices, economies grow, food security is</i> …

Women in India Can Now Legally Be the Head of Their Households

Progress.<p>Another move towards global equality has passed. A law has been overturned in India that disallowed women to become legal heads of households and run affairs—instead, giving all inheritance and legal power to the oldest men in the family, regardless of seniority or relation. According to …

Keys to The Kingdom: The slow rise of Saudi women

Things aren’t moving as fast as they should be, but they are definitely moving.<p><b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>This is the first story in a six-week series focused on women and work in patriarchal nations in the Middle East. In the coming weeks BBC Capital will look at entrepreneurs in Gaza, the divisions between</i> …

Romani women of the Balkans: battling intersectional oppression

Centuries old oppression founded on gender, race, cultural group, and socio-economic class is being challenged by Romani women who are combating …