“Sexist” data is making it harder to improve women’s and girls’ lives, the world’s leading philanthropic couple Bill and Melinda Gates said on Tuesday.
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Women’s Rights Activists Seeking Equality Constitutional Amendment
Women kick off a campaign for U.S. constitutional amendment for equal rights that has been the subject of impassioned debate for decades.
Thousands Worldwide Join Women’s March
Marches were planned in Europe, the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Pakistan, Israel, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia and South Africa.
Saudi Women Step on Face Veils in Social Media Protest
Saudi women step-on face veils some are made to wear in conservative kingdom and posting their stories on social media with the hashtag #NiqabUnderMyFoot.
Multiple Films Take on Life of Iconic Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg
As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recovers from recent surgery for early stage lung cancer, two new films are paying tribute to her life and accomplishments.
‘Fearless Girl’ Statue Gets New Permanent Home
The “Fearless Girl” statue that inspired millions with a message of female empowerment has a new permanent home in front of the New York Stock Exchange.
Women Lawmakers Worldwide Seek to Unite Into Global Network
Female parliamentarians calls for global network to combat issues like online abuse from public, threats to safety and discrimination by male colleagues.
Amnesty International Launches World’s Biggest Human Rights Campaign
In launching its global Write for Rights campaign, Amnesty International brings a spotlight on brave women harassed and jailed for their human rights work.
Political Author Ntozake Shange of ‘For Colored Girls’ Fame Dies
Ntozake Shange who wrote the 1975 Tony Award-nominated play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf,” died Saturday.
Women Take Top Posts As Ethiopian Politics Evolve
Ethiopian lawmakers have appointed the country’s first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde. The position is ceremonial in Ethiopia.