Women's rights

March 21, 2018 - 11:18 am
BERLIN (AP) — A swimming instructor in southwestern Germany is suspected of sexually abusing 40 young girls, and using an underwater camera to film some of the abuse. Baden-Baden prosecutor's office spokesman Michael Klose told the dpa news agency Wednesday that the 33-year-old man, whose name wasn...
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A Pakistani acid attack victim, center, takes part in a rally to mark International Women's Day in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
March 08, 2018 - 4:58 pm
The Latest on International Women's Day: Hundreds of Brazilian women are marching to demand equal rights and protest gender-based violence to mark International Women's Day. Marchers in Sao Paulo on Thursday were drawing attention to issues as varied as the wage gap, abortion rights, sexual...
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Protesters take part in a Women's Day march in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, March 8, 2018. A few thousand women and men chanting women's rights slogans marched through central Warsaw to mark the International Women's Day. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
March 08, 2018 - 4:19 pm
A 24-hour strike by millions of Spanish women. A crackdown in France on companies violating gender-equal pay policies. In Russia, a candid apology from a powerful legislator to women he sexually harassed. Many of the International Women's Day events on Thursday powerfully echoed the #MeToo movement...
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Thousands of demonstrators protest male violence against women and demanding an equality labour opportunities at the Paseo Sarasate Promenade, during the female general strike to commemorate International Women's Day, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
March 08, 2018 - 11:00 am
MADRID (AP) — Women across Europe and Asia shouted their demands for equality, respect and empowerment Thursday to mark International Women's Day, with protesters in Spain launching a 24-hour strike and crowds of demonstrators filling the streets of Manila, Seoul and New Delhi. Spanish women were...
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March 07, 2018 - 11:59 am
PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower will light up to honor women's rights and promote the French equivalent of the Time's Up movement. The message "Maintenant On Agit" ("Now We Act") will be displayed all Wednesday evening on the Parisian monument ahead of International Women's Day on Thursday. In a...
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Some 2,000 women march through downtown in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, March 4, 2018 in the annual feminist "Manifa" march held to mark International Women's Day and campaign for women's rights. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
March 04, 2018 - 1:14 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Some 2,000 women with colorful banners have walked through Poland's capital city for an annual Women's Day march in defense of women's rights, including unrestricted right to abortion. The 19th Warsaw "Manifa" march on Sunday focused on Poland's strict anti-abortion law. It...
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Spanish actress Penelope Cruz poses after being awarded the Cesar of Honor during the 43rd Cesar Film Awards ceremony at Salle Pleyel in Paris, Friday, March 2, 2018. France's movie industry holds its annual awards ceremony, with many stars at the Cesar Awards planning to wear a white ribbon to protest sexual misconduct. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
March 02, 2018 - 9:23 pm
PARIS (AP) — The French film world may be having its #MeToo moment. One after another, stars showed up at the industry's top awards show Friday wearing a white ribbon in a protest against sexual misconduct. Throughout the Cesar Awards ceremony, presenters and winners referenced the movement that...
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A model wear a creation for Christian Dior's ready-to-wear fall/winter 2018/2019 fashion collection presented in Paris, Tuesday Feb.27, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
February 27, 2018 - 4:07 pm
PARIS (AP) — The subzero temperatures didn't dampen Paris Fashion Week, which began with dark 80s atmospherics at Saint Laurent and a bright flower-power ode to female empowerment from Dior. Here are some of Tuesday's highlights at the fall-winter 2018 fashion shows: FLOWER POWER AT DIOR Gabriella...
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Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, right, confers with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy prior to their meeting at the presidential palace, in Carthage near Tunis, Tunisia, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
February 26, 2018 - 12:31 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Spain and Tunisia are reviving ties after a decade-long freeze, pledging notably to work together on security and women's rights. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Tunisian counterpart Youssef Chahed signed eight accords Monday in Tunis. Rajoy announced a 25-million-...
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February 15, 2018 - 1:38 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging an Ohio law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome, saying claims it is an anti-discrimination effort are a masquerade. The suit against the state...
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