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8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads right now

After posting a great list of seven paid iPhone and iPad apps that were all on sale for free yesterday, we’re back with another solid list today. …

Pakistani Woman Stoned To Death By Family Outside Courtroom

A 25-year-old pregnant woman has been stoned to death by her relatives outside a courtroom in Lahore, Pakistan — a so-called honor killing meant to punish her for marrying against her family's will.<p>Farzana Iqbal was preparing to testify in defense of her husband, Mohammad Iqbal, whom her father had …

Nigerian school girls rescue reaches impasse

Nigerian school girls: Officials are split over how to free the nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by the Islamic extremists group Boko Haram, with the …

Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Death for Apostasy Has Given Birth

A Sudanese woman sentenced to death for refusing to renounce Christianity has given birth to a baby girl, a leading human rights group said Tuesday.<p>Meriam Yehya Ibrahim was convicted under the Islamist-led government on charges of apostasy - the crime of abandoning or criticizing Islam, an offense …

How stoning of a woman riled the world

"We were shouting for help, but nobody listened," said Muhammad Iqbal about the slaying of his pregnant 25-year-old wife, Farzana Parveen, at the hands of her relatives, who gathered to kill her in front of a courthouse in Lahore, Pakistan.<p>More than 20 members of the woman's family stoned her to …

Clinton knocks those 'who exploit' Benghazi in memoir chapter

<b>Washington (CNN)</b> – Hillary Clinton strikes a defiant tone on Benghazi in her upcoming memoir "Hard Choices" and knocks those "who exploit" the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack as "a political tool," according to a Politico report on the chapter.<p>The former secretary of state also writes that the …

Rape of Teens in India Reignites National Outrage

Bodies Found Hanging From a Mango Tree<p>NEW DELHI—Pressure built on the Indian government to respond to the alleged rape and murder of two village girls—an attack that jolted the world after photographs of the dead teenagers hanging from a mango tree began circulating.<p>India's home ministry said the …

Girl 'raped by 38 men' in Malaysia

Malaysian police have detained 13 men and are looking for other suspects following allegations that a 15-year-old girl was raped by 38 men in the country's northern region.<p>Astro Awani television and <i>The Star</i> newspaper reported that the assault took place in the northern state of Kelantan on May 20, …

Outrage over mistreatment of women in India and Sudan

<b>Three stories on the shocking treatment of women have hit the headlines.</b><p>Two teenagers in a village India were gang raped and hanged from a tree amid claims police there teased the father of one of the victims.<p>In Sudan, a mother awaiting the death penalty for marrying a Christian man has given birth …

Mitch McConnell’s female surprise: Why he really thinks sexism is dead

Trailing a tough woman opponent in fundraising and scared of losing, no wonder he thinks the war on women is a myth<p>Maybe it makes sense that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell thinks sexism is dead. He’s essentially tied with Democratic challenger Alison Grimes in the polls, and Grimes just …

Turkey’s Rampant Domestic Violence Problem

Violence against women continues to plague Turkey, and a pioneering new female political party blames Erdogan's machismo.<p>Residents of an upscale …

Number of Texas women living more than 200 miles from an abortion clinic just went up by 3,000 percent

New data also reveals a drop in the number of abortions performed. Don’t mistake it for a drop in the need for care<p>Turns out that when you make abortion really hard to access, fewer people are able to access abortion. (Americans United for Life really must have been on to something when they cooked …

As the Power Shuffle in Iraq Unfolds, Do Not Forget the Women

As a veteran who served in Iraq, the past few weeks have been a struggle to watch as the violence intensified. I had the fortune to get to know several Iraqis of various sects, learning about their rich culture and heritage. Even though I was a member of the American forces and carrying a weapon, …

Why Domestic Violence Prevention Programs Don't Work

He has admitted missteps and promised change. Now, as part of a vow to “get it right” after criticism of the way he handled recent cases of abuse, National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell is preparing a suite of new initiatives to curb domestic violence both inside the league and …

'Private Violence' Exposes The Complex Reality Of Domestic Violence

A haunting new documentary on domestic violence has a simple goal: to stop people from asking the question "Why doesn't she just leave?" once and for all.<p>'Private Violence', a feature-length documentary film on the complexities of domestic abuse, airs on HBO on Monday at 9 p.m. Through its intimate …

Women Outperform Men In Sales But Still Earn Less

While the gender pay gap is slowly closing, women are still getting less than their fair share when it comes to compensation.<p>According to 2013 research from Xactly, a cloud platform that provides big data insights to companies, women are performing <i>better</i> than men, yet still earning less for the …

Women’s Rights and representation

It was not until the introduction of the Bill of Rights that all women in this country received formal recognition as equal citizens. South African …

Michelle Obama pledges stepped-up effort to educate girls overseas

First lady Michelle Obama pledged on Friday to help in the drive to expand girls' access to education in countries where they struggle with poverty, violence, forced marriage and socioeconomic constraints.<p>"I'm committed to this issue — I'm in," she said at the Brookings Institution, a Washington …

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Davos: Actress Emma Watson urges business leaders to join battle for equal rights

British actress Emma Watson urged young men to speak out when women are degraded, husbands to support wives to pursue their ambitions and businessmen …

Gender Inequality and Women in the Workplace

Taylor Swift Is a Proud Feminist, Thought Emma Watson's Gender Equality Speech Was Brilliant

Hey, Emma, there's a spot open for you in T-Swift's circle of celebrity BFFs if you're interested!<p>Taylor Swift appeared on a French-Canadian talk show last night and, among other topics, discussed her feminist credentials, which she feels have been strengthened by Emma Watson's fantastic gender …

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