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International Women's Day News

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17 hrs ago | The Independent

Day in a page

In the summer, Austria casts off its iconic icy appearance and turns gorgeously green - its mountains and valleys becoming the perfect playground for sunny adventures.

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21 hrs ago | The Independent

Comedian Jenny Collier: 'Sexism I experienced on stand-up circuit should be extinct'

Collier's appearance at a comedy show on the eve of International Women's Day was cancelled because they had "too many women" on the bill Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The St. Petersburg Times

Russia's first anti-sexual harassment law has been submitted to the...

Deputy Oleg Nilov wishing a happy birthday to Valentina Tereshkova, the world's first female cosmonaut.

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Jewish World Review

Jeff Jacoby:

"Honor Diaries" might not be coming to a theater near you, at least not if CAIR gets its way.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Zimbabwe: Call to Impose Stiffer Penalties On Rapists

Government should impose stiffer penalties on child rapists including castration and long prison terms as a solution to the vice that has devastated lives and hopes of many children, an official has said.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Ventura County Star

John Weigle: 606 words, all on a tiny postage stamp

CHUCK KIRMAN/THE STAR A pile of foreign stamps is displayed as members of the Goebel Senior Center Stamp Club host Youth Stamp Day.

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Boston.com

Where is the feminist anger at Brandeis?

" might not be coming to a theater near you, at least not if CAIR gets its way. The award-winning documentary about "honor" violence against girls and women in much of the Muslim world was released last month in honor of International Women's Day, and it didn't take long for the Council on American Islamic Relations to slap its all-purpose ... (more)

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AlertNet

Constitutional Reform and Women's Rights in Nicaragua

FRIDAY FILE: A Constitutional reform was passed in Nicaragua on January 27, 2014 and entered into force on February 10th, which will allow consecutive presidential re-election as well military personnel to hold government posts.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Daily Monitor

Fistula blamed on teenage pregnancies

The minister made the remarks recently while speaking in Wamulongo village in Mpungwe Sub-county during celebrations to mark International Women's Day.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Coleraine Today

Celebrating International Women's Day

Hosted by UTV's Sarah Travers, there was a buzz of activity, with plenty of chat and business connections being made among the 142 local business women who attended.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

South Wales Argus

Your Am Writes: Rosemary Butler Am for Newport West

THE Welsh Government is making good progress with the Welsh economy, with the unemployment rate dropping and staying below the UK average.

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Christian Science Monitor

Six groups empowering women in agriculture

A woman sorted chilies in a field near Ahmadabad, India, on March 7. Giving women better access to land, technology, and other agricultural resources could reduce the number of hungry people by up to 150 million, said a United Nations food agency report on the eve of International Women's Day.

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Sun Apr 06, 2014

Daily Kos

Anti-Capitalist Meetup: IWD in Cardiff, Wales - a talk on Austerity and Women

This year, I was invited to speak at an international women's day event by the sisters of the Cardiff Feminist Network as part of a series of actions which included a Take Back the Night march, a pro-choice rally and then an event in a park in which there was poetry and various speakers addressing a number of topics including feminism, violence ... (more)

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

KGNS-TV Laredo

Christian Middle School holds movie screening for International Women's Day

This was all in hopes to share, inspire, and educate the community. The students were shown "Girl Rising," a film that depicts the importance of education in women and how in under-developed countries education is not always an option for some of them.

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National Public Radio

A New Era? Afghan Presidential Hopefuls Court Women's Vote

Women will play a greater role in choosing Afghanistan's next president than ever before.

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Woman of Purpose meeting 'inspirational and empowering'

Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire Mary Bayliss was the guest speaker at the event which was attended by about 90 women Female genital mutilation was one of the topical subjects discussed at an International Women's Day event held at the Hilton Reading.

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Accountancy Age

Analysis: The price of maternity for firms

THE GENDER DIVERSITY DEBATE rages on, full of rhetoric on board quotas and International Women's Day.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

Jurist

Lebanon parliament passes domestic violence law

The new law comes after a long campaign by woman's rights groups triggered [AFP report] by the death of multiple woman [AP report] allegedly from abuse by their husbands.

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Jamaica Observer

Vasciannie reassures OAS of Ja's commitment to gender equality

AMBASSADOR Stephen Vasciannie has assured the Organisation of American States of Jamaica's commitment to gender equality, pointing to legislative and political developments on the island to enhance his point.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

Examiner.com

Historical film documents Second Wave Feminism

When Harvard Russian scholar Rochelle Ruthchild participated in the second wave women's takeover of the Harvard University building on 888 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, she never dreamed she would be producing a documentary film with fellow Brandeis University visiting scholar Susan Rivo of the Women's Studies Research Center.

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