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Mormon women's influence expands despite priesthood ban

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When she was younger, Sharon Eubank figured she would one day marry and form the kind of nuclear family typically expected of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day ...

Amid tension, Southern Baptist women lead where they can

Jacki King, the women’s minister at Second Baptist Church in Conway, Arkansas, first felt a call to ministry as a college student. She decided to follow it, giving up her pre-med ma...

UN political chief urges Taliban to be inclusive

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.N. political chief ended a three-day visit to Afghanistan on Thursday saying she had “frank and useful” discussions with a wide range of people, including senior Taliba...

Women breaking through to top roles in Black churches

When an opening for bishop arose in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in 2010, Teresa Jefferson-Snorton looked around to see if any women were offering to be candidates. None...

G20 leaders arrive in Rome for summit

Finance and health ministers from the Group of 20 (G20) leading and developing economies are holding talks on Friday to discuss ways to put an end to the pandemic and kickstart a speedy economic recov...

UN: Excluding women from peace talks risks more conflict

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Increasingly vast military expenditures and “the extreme marginalization and exclusion” of women from peace negotiations are risking renewed conflicts instead of promoting peace ...

Why Pakistan's new school textbooks are sparking backlash over gender

Pakistan's ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) launched its revised Single National Curriculum (SNC) in August this year, deeming it "a milestone to end disparity in the education sys...

In the French language, steps forward and back for women

LE PECQ, France (AP) — The fight to make the French language kinder to women took steps forward, and back, this week. Warning that the well-being of France and its future are at stak...

In AP survey, ADs raise worries about women’s college sports

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — To hear many of those in charge of Division I programs tell it, the state of play for women’s sports could get worse, not better, under proposals that would put more money in the p...

In AP survey, ADs raise worries about women's college sports

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — To hear many of those in charge of Division I programs tell it, the state of play for women's sports could get worse, not better, under proposals that would put more money in the p...

UN Women: COVID-19 is `most discriminatory crisis' for women

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of UN Women called the COVID-19 pandemic “the most discriminatory crisis” that women and girls have ever experienced on Monday, pointing to women losing jobs far more of...

Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association Launched The First Semiconductor Women’s Forum

Diversity Is Key To Address Challenges Facing Semiconductor Industry SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 11 March 2021 - The Inaugural Semiconductor Women's Forum in Singapore was launched at Conrad Centen...

On International Women's Day, laments of retreat on rights

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on International Women’s Day that the COVID-19 pandemic has seen “a rollback in hard-won advances in women’s rights” even as calls ...

New NAACP head: Black Vermonters deserve to enjoy state, too

Mia Schultz has watched three other Black women in Vermont resign from leadership posts in the mostly white state because of harassment and threats. She’s also seen Black acquaintances move away from ...

Bangkok Post lists Taiwan president among 24 Women of the Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Thai newspaper the Bangkok Post announced on Monday (March 1) that it has included Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on its list of 24 Women of the Year. In antic...