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Women's Rights

Caroline Kennedy Has Empowered Women as Japan's First Female US Ambassador

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy — daughter of former President John F. Read More »

Women's Groups Gear Up to Fight for Reproductive Rights in 2017

On Wednesday, Planned Parenthood, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the American Civil Liberties Union announced that they will join together to challenge restrictive abortion laws in Alaska, Missouri, and North Carolina in an ef Read More »

How Afghanistan's First Lady Rula Ghani Is Advancing Women's Rights

Afghanistan's former president, Hamid Karzai, never appeared in public with his wife during his 10 years in office. Read More »

Uber Signs $3.5B Deal with Country that Prohibits Female Drivers

Founded in 2008 by Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp, Uber has quickly taken over the world and driven (pun intended) competition through the roof. Read More »

When a "Woman Power" Tattoo Incites an Uproar in Iran

At a press conference in Tehran on Wednesday for an award-winning film "The Salesman," Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti reached for a microphone and revealed a "woman power" tattoo under her left sleeve. Read More »

Amal Clooney Just Launched a Wonderful Scholarship for Women

By Meredith Lepore It didn't seem like Amal Clooney could get any more perfect, but we think she just did. Read More »

9 Times Feminism Ruled 2015

The year 2015 was a triumphant one for women across all industries. From sports champions, to human rights activists, to influential Hollywood icons, women thrived in the spotlight, knocking down barriers and redefining the status quo.  Read More »

6 Quotes to Honor the Legacy of Grace Lee Boggs

Human rights advocate, philosopher and author Grace Lee Boggs passed away on Monday at the age of 100.  Read More »

How Gap Plans to Help Educate One Million Women by 2020

Gap, Inc. made a recent announcement that the company has plans to expand its P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement) program. Read More »

Syracuse University Pulls "Kiss Cam" After Fan Says It Promotes Negative Behavior Toward Women

For anyone who's ever attended a live sporting event, the "kiss cam" is just as inevitable as long lines are during halftime. However, don't expect to see any of that action on the jumbotron at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y., this college football season.  Read More »

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