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US to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were coordinated from that country, seve...

Snub in EU-Turkey meeting highlights gender equality issue

BRUSSELS (AP) — Gender equality issues took center stage Wednesday in Brussels a day after Ursula von der Leyen, one the EU's most powerful executives, was treated like a second-rank official during a...

Pakistan: Women's rights activists face new allegations of blasphemy

While organizers of Pakistan's Women's Marchhave long been the subject of threats and criticism, allegations of blasphemy could put women's rights activists in a new kind of danger. Blasp...

Calls for change for women's rights in French sports

PARIS (AP) — French society is at a “turning point” for women’s rights within the male-dominated sports world, the country’s sports minister said this week amid a wave of protests from female journali...

Accelerating Women's Economic Empowerment Webinar: The post-COVID world offers new models of economic justice and empowerment for women

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 22 March 2021 - Organized by Taiwan's Foundation for Women's Rights Promotion and Development and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with support from the Taiwan Econ...

Tiffany’s star jewelry designer and philanthropist Elsa Peretti dies in Spain

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - News aktuell - 20 March 2021 - It is with great sadness that Elsa Peretti's death yesterday from natural causes was announced by her family office in Zurich and by the Nando a...

Kansas bill on trans athletes advances amid misogyny charges

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators on Wednesday traded sometimes-bitter accusations of misogyny as conservative Republicans advanced a proposal to ban transgender students from girls' and women's ...

Taiwan kicks off events for Women’s History Month, starting at UN Commission on the Status of Women

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 15 March 2021 - Organized by Taiwan's Foundation of Women's Rights Promotion and Development (FWRPD) and the Mistry of Foreign Affairs, the ACCELERATING WOMEN'S EC...

Kuwait's #MeToo moment: Women denounce harassment, violence

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abrar Zenkawi was cruising toward the beach in Kuwait City when she saw a man waving and smiling in her rearview mirror. Elsewhere, this may have b...

Saudi court denies activist’s appeal, upholds her travel ban

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A court in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday denied the appeal by one of the kingdom's most prominent political activists that would have allowed her to travel freely, her s...

Michelle Obama, Mia Hamm among 9 chosen for Women's HOF

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama and soccer star Mia Hamm have been chosen for the National Women's Hall of Fame as part of a Class of 2021 announced Monday that also include...

Polish women mark Women's Day protesting abortion ban

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Women's rights activists in Poland marked International Women's Day on Monday caught between reasons to celebrate and a heavy sense that they are facing a long battle ahead. ...

Flower protest in Paris for Iranian no-headscarf activist

PARIS (AP) — Activists laid flowers near the Iranian Embassy in Paris on Monday to show support for a women's rights campaigner sentenced to prison after handing out flowers to women on the Tehran met...

Zimbabwe's women battle gender discrimination amid pandemic

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — There are very few female truck drivers in Zimbabwe, but Molly Manatse doesn't like to be singled out for her gender. “It has always been known as a male job,...

Mexico president's support of tarnished pol tears at party

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Months of protests over the nomination of a man accused of rape, including open dissent within the Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s party, haven’t derailed the selecti...