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International Women's Rights - Global Women's Rights

Around the world in nations big and small, the struggle to ensure women's rights is played out again and again with varying success. From the United Nation's international women's rights treaty to individual efforts taking place at the grassroots level, women are committed to equal access to self-determination, health, education, and leadership opportunities as men enjoy.
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For the first time in Olympic history, female athletes represented every...
For the first time in Olympic history, female athletes represented every country at the London 2012 Olympics. Does this signal a step forward for women's rights around the world, or was this merely a short-lived feel-good moment?

Making Women's Issues a Priority in the UK - Government Equal…
In the UK, the Government Equalities Office exists as evidence of the government's commitment to women's issues and gender equality.

Gifts That Give Back to Women - Socially Responsible Gifts
If you want to give a distinctive gift with special meaning, why not shop for gifts that give back to the women who produced them? These gifts 'give twice' by benefiting both seller and recipient. Often handmade by artisans who work within a women's collective, these socially conscious gifts provide financial support and economic independence...

Sixty Years is Enough: One Woman's Dream for Peace in Korea
A look back at the Korean War and its lasting impact on a nation torn apart, and a look ahead to what it will take to achieve a united Korea.

UN Women and Ring the Bell Anti-Violence Campaign
The UN took a giant leap forward in promoting international women's rights with the creation of UN Women in July 2010, followed by a campaign to stop the violence against women and girls worldwide using something as simple and commonplace as a doorbell.

Whats being done to #BringBackOurGirls?
Although some of the attention to #BringBackOurGirls has waned, hundreds of girls remain captive to the terrorist group, Boko Haram. What is being done to bring back these missing young women?

Search for Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls Over
The search for over 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls takes a devastating turn, as officials decide to close the investigation to bring back the missing young women. Will we be ever able to bring back our girls?

Woman on the Rise: Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai is a young Pakistani woman who was shot because she defied the Taliban. Her words and work stand as a testament to her resiliency and fierce determination to women’s rights and education.


The UN’s Commission on the Status of Women will reconvene in 2015 to discuss the ways in which women’s lives can be bettered all across the world. But is this conference out of touch with the grassroots activism of women across the world?


The current conflict on the Gaza strip is a mounting humanitarian crisis that is also has ramifications for reproductive justice.

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