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On Friday morning, a federal appeals court in Washington DC ordered the Trump administration to find a sponsor for a pregnant 17-year-old undocumented immigrant in federal custody so that she can access an abortion without government facilitation. For weeks, the Trump administration has been desperately trying to obstruct her judicially approved abortion.<div>
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Trump Administration Blocking Unaccompanied Minors from Accessing Abortion

On Friday morning, a federal appeals court in Washington DC ordered the Trump administration to find a sponsor for a pregnant 17-year-old undocumented immigrant in federal custody so that she can access an abortion without government facilitation. For weeks, the Trump administration has been desperately trying to obstruct her judicially approved abortion. Related posts:Texas’s Dangerous […]

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Global LGBTIs continue to face mortal danger, harassment & exclusion

IRIN – UN Humanitarian News & Analysis – WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: Unaddressed protection needs, rigid systems and research gaps imperil lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in humanitarian emergencies. While the experiences of sexual and gender minorities during disasters and conflicts are drawing increased attention from some responders, […]

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Wikipedia holds Edit-a-thon for National Women in Engineering Day

Alice Bell for Open Democracy 50.50  – WNN Improve It (WNN) UNITED KINGDOM, NORTHERN EUROPE: A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for National Women in Engineering Day addresses both the under representation of female editors of Wikipedia and the under representation of women in science and engineering.  Today, to celebrate National Women in Engineering Day, the Royal Academy […]

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Abuse of older women accused of witchcraft

WNN Improve It (WNN) United Nations,  New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Did you know violence and abuse against elderly women, the worlds fastest growing demographic group, range from sexual violence, property grabbing, financial abuse and increasingly, extreme violence against older women accused of witchcraft? Throughout history, women described as witches have been persecuted, tortured and […]

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Global Voice of Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in 2014

Guardian Development Network – WNN Improve It (WNN) Cairo, EGYPT, NORTHERN AFRICA: Over the past few decades, the often tireless work of the women’s movement around the world has brought positive change. There has been a growing recognition that countries cannot thrive if half the population is left out of education and work, or not […]

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Canada vows improved investigations for missing and murdered indigenous women

Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Improve It (WNN/TRF) Ottawa, CANADA,NORTHERN AMERICA: Canadian police said Friday new research into a high number of murdered and missing aboriginal women would lead to more resources being dedicated toward high-risk native communities and would improve investigations of missing persons cases. The report by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) […]

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Qatar recognizes need for reform under domestic workers rights

Nicholas McGheehan for Guardian Development Network –  WNN Improve It (WNN/GN/GDN) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: A long-awaited report has criticized Qatar’s controversial kafala system as “no longer the appropriate tool for the effective control of migration.” This negative assessment of the system, which binds workers to one employer, carries all the more weight because it is […]

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AFRICA: Rise in public support for women doesn’t match on-the-ground wins

WNN Improve It (WNN) Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA: A new comprehensive study report by research associates Afrobarometer, working with on-the-ground surveys through Ghana’s CDD – Center for Democratic Development along with the IREEP – Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy and IJR – Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in South Africa is bringing new insights […]

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“Men must learn what gender equality means,” says UNFPA during UNCSW conference

Liz Ford – WNN Improve It (WNN/GNDV) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Men must learn what gender equality means and stop trying to control women’s lives if future development goals are to have any real traction, the head of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Monday. Speaking at a side event at the Commission […]

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