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Young Adults Want Gender Equality — They Just Don't Want to Identify as Feminists

Nearly half of young adults in the United States are down with gender equality — they just aren't down with being called feminists, according to a …

Feminism

Can sport be a powerful tool for gender equality?

In Australia, many of us are lucky to enjoy some of the benefits of taking part in sport. We play for fun, because we like competition, and because …

Rape and sexualized violence in war: The vexing issue of causation and some reflections from Bosnia - Women’s Media Center

Rape and sexualized violence in war: The vexing issue of causation and some reflections from Bosnia<p>Refugees. Srebrenica. The siege of Sarajevo. …

Nigeria girl 'abducted for marriage' found by police

<b>A 13-year-old Nigerian girl who was allegedly abducted and forced into marriage has been found and will be re-united with her family, police say.</b><p>A search for her began on Sunday after a paper published an article about her alleged abduction, prompting a social media campaign demanding she be …

This Woman Is the Wayne Gretzky of Women's Hockey

The face of the first paid women's hockey league, Hilary Knight is on fire on and off the ice.<p>It’s 8 a.m. on a cold Monday morning in Boston when …

El Salvador Creates Court For Violent Crimes Against Women Amid Surge In Violence

A high number of crimes against women — including femicide, sexual assault and domestic abuse — in El Salvador has led the country to create a …

A silent epidemic: The fight to end female genital mutilation in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia – “When I was 9 years old, my mother told me that three of her sisters died because her grandmother practiced female genital …

With abortion banned in Zika countries, women beg on web for abortion pills

The emails arrive at an accelerating pace. Once sporadic, they now come in an incessant stream of 40, 45 or 50 per day.<p>Most are in Spanish or Portuguese. Others are in broken English.<p>All of them express the same sentiment, the same fear, the same desperate plea.<p>“Help!” one email begins. “Zika in …

On September 26th, 2014, 43 students were disappeared in Ayotzinapa, Mexico and the whole world heard their story. Protests took place across the country and even news outlets outside of Mexico began covering the violence that was rocking the country. But one year later, those 43 male students still make up a small percentage of ...

On September 26th, 2014, 43 students were disappeared in Ayotzinapa, Mexico and the whole world heard their story. Protests took place across the …

Mexico

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 …

Family Business

Female Student Athletes, Always Second Class

Women "stole the show" in 2015 on the athletics world stage. Sports Illustrated named Serena Williams Sportsperson of the Year, the first solo woman granted the honor since 1983. The U.S. women's national soccer team captured the World Cup, and is now preparing to take Gold in the 2016 Olympics. …

Where Do Refugee Women Turn for Abortions?

When refugee women are raped—something that happens with infuriating frequency—their options are dangerously limited.<p>While Hillary Clinton and Bernie …

Namibia: Maternity waiting homes protect newborns and mothers

<b>Two years ago, under shade trees in a field adjacent to the Okongo Hospital located in the Ohangwena Region of northern Namibia, 20 to 30 tents</b> …

Taiwan elects first female president

Tsai Ing-wen wins historic victory as voters express dissatisfaction with economy and outgoing leader<p>Taiwan’s first female president has vowed to build a new era of politics after sealing a historic landslide election victory that is expected to strain the state’s relationship with China.<p>With more …

Why Are American Women Dying in Childbirth?

You would be 10 times safer having a baby in Belarus than in the United States.<p>I'm 40 weeks pregnant and nearly 24 hours into labor, and there is vomit everywhere. Stomach acid and red Powerade splatter across the kitchen floor, up the walls and the refrigerator, leaving tiny bloodlike rivulets.<p>As …