Women's rights

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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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter, center, hands President Donald Trump a confirmation order for James Mattis as defense secretary, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, as White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, right, watches. Porter is stepping down following allegations of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 09, 2018 - 10:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday defended former aide Rob Porter, wishing him well in his future endeavors without any mention of the two ex-wives who have accused Porter of physical and emotional abuse. Trump's comments set off a firestorm at a time of national conversation about...
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February 06, 2018 - 5:07 am
BEKARREDAR, Ethiopia (AP) — Campaigners on Tuesday are marking the International Day of Zero Tolerance for female genital mutilation. Nearly 200 million women around the world live with its effects, the United Nations says. In Ethiopia, as many as three-quarters of women and girls live with the...
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Larry Nassar listens during his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich., Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The former Michigan State University sports-medicine and USA Gymnastics doctor received 40 to 125 years for three first degree criminal sexual abuse charges related to assaults that occurred at Twistars, a gymnastics facility in Dimondale. Nassar has also been sentenced to 60 years in prison for three child pornography charges in federal court and between 40 to 175 years in Ingham County for seven counts of criminal sexual conduct. (Cory Morse /The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
February 05, 2018 - 12:01 pm
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — The former sports doctor whose serial sexual abuse of girls and young women upended the gymnastics world was sentenced Monday to a third prison term of 40 to 125 years for molesting young athletes at an elite Michigan training center. Larry Nassar listened to dozens of...
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In this undated photo provided by Deng Xichan, a statue of Confucius stands in a hallway at a female morality school in Changsha in southern China's Hunan Province. So-called "female morality schools" where women are taught to be subservient to men have sparked a storm of criticism in China. Such schools teach women not to fight back if their husbands beat them, avoid career aspirations and to do more housework. Deng said that every evening, she was required to bow in front of a statue of Confucius and participate in group confessions at the morality school she attended. (Deng Xichan via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 10:04 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — The video shows students at the so-called "female morality school" in northeastern China getting up at 4:30 a.m. to scrub floors and being taught not to resist if their husbands beat them. Shot with a hidden camera and posted on a popular Chinese video website, it sparked a storm...
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