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Tillerson’s confirmation vote to be Secretary of State, the nation’s highest ranking foreign diplomat, falls at a time of international and national dispute over the actions taken by President Trump during his first week in office. <div>
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Tillerson Senate Confirmation Vote Expected Soon

Tillerson’s confirmation vote to be Secretary of State, the nation’s highest ranking foreign diplomat, falls at a time of international and national dispute over the actions taken by President Trump during his first week in office. Related posts:Afghanistan Women’s Advancement: Progress Report Trump’s Request for Global Gender Equity Program Details Leaves Many Fearing for their […]

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In one of his first acts as President, Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday to reinstate and expand the Global Gag Rule, which restricts women’s abortion access worldwide.<div>
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Trump Reinstates and Expands the Global Gag Rule

In one of his first acts as President, Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday to reinstate and expand the Global Gag Rule, which restricts women’s abortion access worldwide. Related posts:El Salvador Considers Bill to Loosen Abortion Criminalization Tennessee Woman Faces New Charges for Allegedly Attempting to Self-Induce Abortion Ohio Governor Signs 20 Week Abortion […]

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The bill, which is referred to as the “slapping law” downplays the “battery within families” charge to an administrative offense rather than a criminal one. <div>
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Russia Passes Bill Decriminalizing Forms of Domestic Abuse

The bill, which is referred to as the “slapping law” downplays the “battery within families” charge to an administrative offense rather than a criminal one. Related posts:New York City Creates Task Force to Combat Domestic Violence California Voters Pass Controversial Criminal Justice Reform Proposition Read more at: Feminist Newswire – Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

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The Asia Foundation, a nonprofit international development organization, has released its 12th annual Afghan opinion survey entitled Afghanistan in 2016: A Survey of the Afghan People.<div>
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Survey of Afghan People Reveals Hesitations and Signs of Hope

The Asia Foundation, a nonprofit international development organization, has released its 12th annual Afghan opinion survey entitled Afghanistan in 2016: A Survey of the Afghan People. Related posts:Afghanistan Women’s Advancement: Progress Report Trump’s Request for Global Gender Equity Program Details Leaves Many Fearing for their Future Read more at: Feminist Newswire – Feminist Majority Foundation […]

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This week the Trump transition team requested documents from the State Department outlining the details of their programs aimed at promoting gender equality, sending shock-waves through the Department and advocacy communities over fears that the programs might be cut.<div>
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Trump’s Request for Global Gender Equity Program Details Leaves Many Fearing for their Future

This week the Trump transition team requested documents from the State Department outlining the details of their programs aimed at promoting gender equality, sending shock-waves through the Department and advocacy communities over fears that the programs might be cut. Related posts:Afghanistan Women’s Advancement: Progress Report Betsy DeVos: An Ominous Choice for Secretary of Education Senators […]

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Civilians in eastern Aleppo are attempting to evacuate today as militants allied with the Syrian government continually threaten the agreed upon ceasefire that would allow for innocents to flee the bombarded rebel-held neighborhoods.<div>
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Civilians Attempt to Flee Amid Mass Casualties in Aleppo

Civilians in eastern Aleppo are attempting to evacuate today as militants allied with the Syrian government continually threaten the agreed upon ceasefire that would allow for innocents to flee the bombarded rebel-held neighborhoods. Related posts:California Terminates Statute of Limitations in Wake of Cosby Allegations President Signs Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights California Voters Pass […]

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Women in France intend to leave work on Monday at 4:34 pm in protest of the gender wage gap that persists in many workplaces. 
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Women in France Protest the Gender Wage Gap

Women in France intend to leave work on Monday at 4:34 pm in protest of the gender wage gap that persists in many workplaces. Related posts: Today is Latina Equal Pay Day Burkini Ban Suspended by a Top French Court Read more at: Feminist Newswire – Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

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Zeinab Sekaanvand, an Iranian-Kurdish woman charged with killing her husband, is incarcerated in Iran and awaiting her execution by hanging.<div>
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Child Bride Faces Execution in Iran for Allegedly Killing Abusive Husband

Zeinab Sekaanvand, an Iranian-Kurdish woman charged with killing her husband, is incarcerated in Iran and awaiting her execution by hanging. Related posts:Feminist Leaders Marched the Olympic Torch through Brazil Iranian Women’s Rights Activist Sentenced Domestic Violence Victims Now Protected From Housing Discrimination in New York Read more at: Feminist Newswire – Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

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Poland’s conservative leadership indicated that it would no longer support a total abortion ban after thousands of women took to the streets Monday, boycotting school and work to protest the proposed law.<div>
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Polish Protests Successfully Hinder Conservative Party’s Proposal to Ban All Abortions

Poland’s conservative leadership indicated that it would no longer support a total abortion ban after thousands of women took to the streets Monday, boycotting school and work to protest the proposed law. Related posts:US Policy on Abortion for Women and Girls Raped in Conflict at Odds with International Law New Boko Haram Video Reignites International […]

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