Women's Rights

Former UN Leader Kofi Annan, Who Championed Women's Rights For Decades, Has Died At 80

Nobel Peace Prize winner and former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has died following a brief illness at age 80. Born in Ghana in 1938, …

Africa

Wendy Davis: Kennedy retirement 'jeopardizes' women's rights

Ari Melber<p>Steve Bannon reckons with 'Times Up' movement: 'Powerful political force'<p>06:39<p>Ari questions Bannon about Trump Charlottesville comments<p>03:12<p>…

Steve Bannon

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Some of the best and most useful content comes from the Patch community. Here's a roundup of stories from this week.<p>At Patch, we believe that some of …

Luxury Lifestyle

Women's rights take center state in Asheville town hall

Some fear the possibility of obtaining a legal abortion could be going away.<p>"Abortion access has been under attack," said Jen Ferris, with the …

North Carolina

US women’s rights campaigner accused of sexual harassment

Eminent sociologist Michael Kimmel steps down from board of gender equality campaign group<p>An eminent sociologist and high profile women’s rights campaigner has stepped down indefinitely from the board of a gender equality group following allegations of sexual harassment.<p>Michael Kimmel, …

Sexual Harassment

Lucretia Mott

This is the studio version of our live show from this years Seneca Falls Convention Days at Women's Rights National Historical Park. Lucretia Mott …

National Historic Landmarks

With women losing major races, some question role of gender bias

This year’s Democratic primary election saw the defeat of three major female candidates by men in top races, disappointing some political observers …

Feminism

The #MeToo Movement In South Korea Has Just Suffered A Setback

• Grazia<br>• Life<br>• In The News<p>by Georgia Aspinall | 22 mins ago<p>© Getty Images<p>In South Korea's deeply hierarchical society, only 10% of sex crimes are …

South Korea

Tunisia's Push For Women's Rights Now Focuses On Inheritance Laws

Currently, women in Tunisia are only entitled to half the inheritance men are.<p>In Tunisia, women only get half of the inheritance men do. But after …

World Economic Forum

Exhibit at WDM showcases struggles, successes for women’s rights in Saskatchewan

The Western Development Museum (WDM) in Saskatoon is hosting an exhibit that showcases the stories of those who laid the foundation for women’s …

Canadian News

The Netflix Documentary 'City Of Joy' Spotlights A Women's Rights Issue Americans Are Overlooking — EXCLUSIVE TRAILER

Netflix releases a lot of movies and shows each month, which means there's usually something for everybody. And if you typically gravitate towards …

Activism

Profile

Our global editorial team of 46 journalists and 150 freelancers covers the world’s under-reported stories at the heart of aid, development, women’s …

Journalism

How one of the world’s fiercest fights for women’s rights was sparked in South Korea

Feminism in South Korea is exploding.<p>The last few months have seen an unprecedented outpouring of anger and activism from women pushing back against Korea’s deeply patriarchal society with a sense of urgency and intensity unseen elsewhere in Asia.<p>The wave of activism in Korea coincides with the …

South Korea

Women’s rights must include land rights

Land Rights

Fleeing Zimbabwe, Deported by Zambia: Daily Brief

Plus: A show trial in Russia's Chechnya; police beating caught on video in Papua New Guinea; Argentina's Senate refuses to respect women's rights; …

Human Rights

Saudi Arabia sells off Canadian assets as feud escalates

Saudi Arabia has been selling Canadian assets since Tuesday, according to a report. Riyadh is angry at Canada's demand that two women's rights …

Saudi Arabia

Canadian dollar gets whacked after Saudi Arabia reportedly starts dumping the country's assets 'no matter the cost'

Markets Insider<p><b>The Canadian dollar slid Wednesday after the Financial Times reported that Saudi Arabia had begun selling off its holdings of the country's bonds, stocks, and cash.</b>• <b><br>The divestment came after Canada's foreign ministry condemned the kingdom's arrest of a prominent women's rights</b> …

Saudi Arabia

Tensions rise between Saudi Arabia and Canada

In a tweet, the Canadian Foreign Ministry said it was "gravely concerned" by the arrest of Saudi activist Samar Badawi and other women's rights campaigners, and called for their release. CNN's Lynda Kinkade has the details.

Saudi Arabia

United for Human Rights Center Spotlights Women's Rights

Showing that 'Women's Rights ARE Human Rights" Clearwater's United for Human Rights Center features a free forum on August 11th.<p>United for Human …

Human Rights

Why Canada And Saudi Arabia Are Having A Diplomatic Feud Right Now

Canada criticized Saudi Arabia for jailing women's rights activists. Saudi Arabia withdrew its ambassador from Canada. Things escalated from there.<p>A …

Saudi Arabia

Russia says Saudi Arabia critics shouldn’t claim superiority

By Associated Press<p>MOSCOW — As tensions simmer between Saudi Arabia and Canada over arrests of women’s rights activists, Russia’s Foreign Ministry says critics of Saudi Arabia should not claim a stance of moral superiority.<p>Saudi Arabia on Monday expelled the Canadian ambassador and froze “all new …

Saudi Arabia

#WomensMonth: Africa’s women still lack access to justice, rights | Cape Argus

Violations of women’s human rights are rampant in Africa. Millions of the continent’s women suffer from discrimination, violence and oppression and …

Rights & Freedoms

Arvonne Fraser, who blazed her own trail as women's rights advocate, dies at 92

The onetime first lady of Minneapolis championed causes for women around the globe and showed political savvy as husband’s campaign partner.

Human Rights

Saudi-Canada row: Why Trudeau won't back down

<b>Canada's recent criticism of the treatment of women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia has sparked a diplomatic spat with Riyadh.</b><p>Saudi Arabia has frozen all trade, expelled Canada's ambassador and ordered its citizens studying in Canada to leave.<p>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will continue …

Human Rights

Saudi Blowback Over Women's Rights Gives Trudeau a Rare Boost

Justin Trudeau’s attempts to export his “sunny” progressive ways have hit another roadblock, this time with Saudi Arabia. Yet unlike in recent spats …

Canada

Saudi Arabia Seemingly Threatens 9/11-Style Attack Against Canada Over Women’s Rights Dispute

8:40 PM 08/06/2018<p>Saudi Arabia’s state media tweeted an infographic that seemingly threatened a 9/11-style attack against Canada over condemnation of …

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Cuts Ties With Canada, Expels Ambassador

Saudi Arabia has dramatically suspended diplomatic ties with Canada after Ottawa called for the release of women’s rights activists in the Middle …

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador over call to free women's rights activists

Saudi Arabia has ordered the expulsion of Canada’s ambassador and frozen trade with the country after it criticised the recent arrest of women’s rights activists.<p>In a message on Twitter on Friday, Canada's foreign ministry said it was "gravely concerned" about the arrests and called for the …

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Cuts Canada Ties Over Activist

Saudi Arabia has frozen trade, investments and diplomatic ties with Canada in the latest escalation of their dispute over the kingdom's arrest of a …

Activism

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian envoy for urging activist's release

Riyadh has also recalled its ambassador and suspended new trade and investment with Canada. The move comes after Canada urged the kingdom to release …

Saudi Arabia