Women's rights

December 18, 2017 - 10:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered President Donald Trump's administration to allow two pregnant immigrant teenagers in U.S. custody to obtain abortions. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan said the Republican administration can't prevent the 17-year-old girls from exercising their...
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December 18, 2017 - 10:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a federal judge ordering the Trump administration to allow two immigrant teenagers in U.S. custody to obtain abortions (all times local): 10:50 p.m. An appeals court in Washington says a pregnant immigrant teenager must wait at least another day to have an abortion...
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December 02, 2017 - 9:31 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Noelle Rose Andressen was raped by her grandfather as a toddler. As an adult, she thought she'd successfully dealt with the trauma, having gone through years of therapy. A professional dancer, she even choreographed a performance about sexual abuse to process her...
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November 28, 2017 - 12:13 pm
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has heard final arguments from lawyers and defendants in a gang rape trial that has gripped Spain and triggered criticism over how cases involving alleged abuse of women are handled. The case known as "La Manada" or "'animal pack," after the nickname the five...
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November 28, 2017 - 8:33 am
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The Latest on visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Burkina Faso (all times local): 1:35 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says parenthood "must be a choice, especially for young girls." He is making his first major address on Africa during a visit to the...
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A protestor shouts slogans during a demonstration for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 25, 2017 - 1:00 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Hundreds of women have marched in Paris to protest violence against women, with some telling French President Emmanuel Macron to increase funding to meet his ambitions for...
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French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech as French Junior Minister for Gender Equality Marlene Schiappa, left, listens, during a ceremony marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Saturday Nov. 25, 2017 at the Elysee Palace in Paris. (Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP)
November 25, 2017 - 10:39 am
PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron announced an initiative Saturday to address violence and harassment against women in France, with plans aimed at erasing the sense of shame that breeds silence among victims and changing what he said is France's sexist culture. In a speech at the Elysee...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the executive director of UN Women, speaks to reporters during a news conference at U.N. headquarters. The United Nations began campaigning to end violence against women decades ago, but its effort gained little traction, until the outpouring of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, the U.S. Congress and boardrooms put the issue on front pages and TV screens around the world. "This is the moment!" Mlambo-Ngcuka said in an interview ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Nov. 25. "It really has to come out of the woodwork." (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
November 22, 2017 - 12:01 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations began campaigning to end violence against women decades ago, but its effort gained little traction — until the outpouring of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, the U.S. Congress and boardrooms put the issue on front pages and...
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FILE - A Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 file photo of an activist holding a banner reading: "For him impunity, for her a life sentence" during a protest in Paris. Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet provoked consternation by suggesting a legal minimum age of 13 for sexual consent "is worth considering." Activists protested in Paris to demand that the age of consent be set at 15. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
November 19, 2017 - 6:52 am
PARIS (AP) — France, the country of both Brigitte Bardot and Simone de Beauvoir, is in a bind over where seduction ends and sexual harassment begins. Since the allegations of rape and sexual harassment emerged against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, the country synonymous with love has...
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Mandela's widow Graca Machel meets former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan during the Global Nutrition Summit at Palazzo Reale, in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. Kofi Annan and Graca Machel are addressing a summit on the global crisis of malnutrition that is an underlying cause of half of child deaths. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
November 04, 2017 - 3:51 pm
MILAN (AP) — The only woman to have been the first lady of two countries said Saturday during an international nutrition summit held in Italy that a major challenge in making the eradication of malnutrition a global priority is that the problem "is a hidden pandemic." "It is not visible in daily...
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