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The White House released guidelines to help universities to more aggressively combat sexual assaults on campus. See the New York Times. The federal government released the names of 55 colleges facing Title IX investigations. See CNN and the Huffington Post. The New York Times… Read More ›

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U.S. Pledges Help to #BringBackOurGirls

Last month, more than 250 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by extremist militants and are reportedly being married off to their kidnappers in mass weddings. While they have not publicly claimed responsibility, it is strongly suspected that members of the militant Islamic movement known as… Read More ›

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TIME released a list of 41 women of 2014 and the influence they have had on politics, culture, sports, activism and business. A writer describes the overall reluctance to use the word rape and label perpetrators as rapists. See the Guardian…. Read More ›

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Women in South Sudan are helping to break down gender-stereotypes in the workplace by operating a a car wash. See UN Multimedia. The New York Times shows how Turkish women have been using Twitter to combat sexual harassment. The Nation explores… Read More ›

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Facebook announced its expanded gender options for trans and gender-nonconforming users. See Advocate. According to The Big Story, Palestinian women are making strides in the high-tech realm. A Dallas sportscaster responds admirably to Michael Sam coming out as gay. See… Read More ›

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According to The Guardian, 2014 proves to be a key year for women’s rights and gender equality. Women Under Siege Project explains how rape is used as a weapon of war in Bosnia. West Virginia considers passing workplace protections for… Read More ›

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Zero Tolerance for FGM

Today approximately 8,219 girls will face the risk of having their clitoris and labia removed and their vaginas infibulated with the use of primitive tools in unsanitary conditions. A majority of them will undergo this procedure against their will. While… Read More ›

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