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HALIFAX - First Nation leaders, women's groups, elders and youth today gathered in a Circle of Hope in Halifax today,
The 45-member U.N.
The NDP is joining forces with the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) to urge the Conservative government to
For those of you who have blocked out memory of the long battle to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act that wa
Democratic Senator Bob Casey and a handful of other senators met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, D.
The problem of forced marriage remains little known and well hidden in the United States, but experts say it is growi
Yesterday, President Obama's campaign released three statements announcing his endorsement of state ballot initiative
Reproductive rights groups are partnering up for the 'Educate Congress' initiative, which will send a copy of Our Bod
The goal of the U.S.
When President Barack Obama was telling the story of his grandmother, a woman who became a bank vice president but co
A group of international leaders, known as The Elders, on Wednesday joined forces with the US secretary of state and
Senator BOXER [presiding]. The hearing will come to order.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met schoolgirls and Africa's second woman president during an unprecedented vis
They were only 14 years old, cousins from a small town in central Mexico, when a fun trip to the local fair turned in
Hillary Clinton is doing something this weekend that no U.S.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a powerful plea on Sunday for the rights of women in Afghanistan, using a
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay – who made the remarks at the end of a four-day visit to the
Female farmworkers across the United States are commonly sexually harassed and assaulted, in part because their immig
Alaska Natives are lining up in opposition to Lower 48 tribes over the congressional reauthorization of the Violence
Opposition to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has some who advocate for victims of domestic abuse scratching th
Military and civilian experts convened at the U.S.
Over the course of a decade and through the administrations of two presidents of different political parties, the Uni
On March 14 at the White House, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer and U.S.
When President Obama introduced new legislation to combat domestic violence in October 2011, the U.S.
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This report provides the first global study of how the U.S.
Today, U.S. Senator Frank R.
Former first lady Laura Bush says women in Afghanistan are creating their own economic opportunities and that entrepr
On February 28, 2011, the White House released President Obama's proclamation reaffirming March as Women's History Mo
Young women in America are more likely than men to have a college degree, and women's earnings constitute a growing s
The US government launched a five-year ‘Gender Equity Programme' in Pakistan in 2011, to advance women's human
Amidst the demands for democratic change across the Middle East and North Africa, the United States is now confronted
Robin Levi has a simple point of view when it comes to violence against women in the United States and what the gover
The proposals of four Turkish nongovernmental organizations focusing on women's empowerment will be funded by the Uni
Women can be a major power in convincing Mideast leaders to agree to a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace deal, U.S.
A new study says female military members returning from Afghanistan and Iraq are more likely to suffer from mental he
Why should Canada bother helping Afghan women and girls when Canadian combat troops withdraw next year?
The equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S.
A new Senate committee urges the government to put women's rights in Afghanistan at the top of its priority list for
Women now have their own “pink team” at the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System.
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs
The fact that the average American working woman earns only about 8o% of what the average American working man earns