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Obama: If Women Get Paid Less, Everybody Suffers

On the eve of the Paycheck Fairness vote, the administration encourages putting pressure on the senate.

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Global Roundup: Malian Women’s Rights Efforts Backfire; Afghanistan’s First Female Presidential Candidate Poised

Weekly global roundup: a revised family code in Mali oppresses women further; Fawzia Koofi makes waves in Afghanistan and worldwide; Venezuela wrestles with a stubborn maternal mortality rate; and a call for more midwives in Zambia.

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Dispatches from AWID 2012: Arab Spring Becomes a Chill for Women, But The Organizing Continues

Young Arab women have led and are leading the charge for women’s rights in the Arab world. Yet spring has turned quickly to winter and the prospects they face are grimmer than the world may have realized. At AWID 2012, young Arab women activists speak for themselves.

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Dispatches From AWID 2012: Burmese Women’s Groups to World: Hold the Applause

At AWID 2012, Burmese women’s groups described the culture of fear, oppression, and abuse still rife within the country, and warned the international community not to celebrate just yet.

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Not a Joke: Personhood for Women

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What are you, as a woman, or as a man related to one, willing to trade when you vote for a presidential candidate who signed the Personhood Pledge or a legislator who supports anti-choice “personhood”-based bills?

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What Do Artificial Wombs Mean for Women?

Would you chose external gestation if you could? What do artificial wombs mean for reproductive rights – including abortion, equality and the role of women in society? The moral, ethical, legal and societal consequences are profound and we are unprepared for them.

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Why Are Science and Evidence Routinely Ignored When it Comes to the Rights and Health of Pregnant Women?

Why is it, we wonder, that when it comes to decisions regarding women and pregnancy, science is so often ignored?

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Must Women Feel Sad About Choosing Abortion? Hell No!

There is absolutely nothing wrong, or necessarily tragic, unfortunate, or sad about a woman choosing to get an abortion. Nothing. And here’s why.

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Why the International Climate Negotiations in Durban Matter for Women

Who bears the brunt of the increasingly steep costs of “global weirding” as the world’s weather goes haywire? Women and their children. And who may be the key to stopping global warming, and to helping communities around the world adapt to the damage that has already been done? Yes, women too.

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Keeping Girls in School: Addressing Early Marriage and Breaking Barriers to Reproductive Health Care

Haregnesh Abetneh, a young child bride in Ethiopia who is back in school

Married at 3, divorced at 8? Early marriage should not be an option for any young girl–no matter where she lives.

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