Women's rights

Several woman legislators, including Rep. Brenda Lopez Romero, left, D - Norcross, brought coat hangers into the House Thursday, March 7, 2019 to show opposition to HB 481, which would toughen restrictions on abortions. The legislature was in session for Crossover" Day, a legislative deadline by which bills must generally pass out of one chamber or the other to remain alive for the session. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
March 08, 2019 - 3:43 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia and Tennessee joined a string of states moving to enact tough abortion restrictions when Republican House lawmakers passed bans on most abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. During a tense debate in Atlanta on Thursday, several Democratic lawmakers opposed to the...
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First lady Melania Trump speaks at the 2019 International Women of Courage Awards at the Department of State in Washington, Thursday, March 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 07, 2019 - 10:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump on Thursday honored women from 10 countries for their courage, saying the trait "is one of the qualities we need most in society." "It is what propels us forward," the first lady said as she joined Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to confer the International Women of...
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March 07, 2019 - 4:13 am
GENEVA (AP) — Three dozen Western countries have delivered unusually strong criticism of Saudi Arabia at the U.N.'s top human rights body, urging the Gulf nation to disclose "all information available" on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Ambassador Harald Aspelund of Iceland told the...
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March 07, 2019 - 2:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Annie Lennox has a sweet dream — that the world will embrace the term global feminism and continue to push for the advancement of women's rights around the globe. The iconic singer teamed with Apple Music to launch a video Thursday in support of global feminism to coincide with...
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March 04, 2019 - 7:51 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Women's rights activists from 128 nations are launching a public campaign Tuesday for an international treaty to end violence against women and girls, a global scourge estimated by the United Nations to affect 35 percent of females worldwide. The campaign led by the Seattle-...
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February 22, 2019 - 7:30 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on charges against singer R. Kelly (all times local): 9 p.m. R. Kelly's attorney says one of the charges the R&B star faces appears to be tied to a decade-old child pornography case. Steve Greenberg also told reporters shortly after Kelly turned himself in to Chicago...
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BishopAccountability.org group director Phil Saviano, left, and co-director Anne Barrett Doyle, attend a press conference at the foreign press association in Rome, Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
February 20, 2019 - 10:00 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — If Pope Francis needed a concrete example to justify summoning church leaders from around the globe to Rome for a tutorial on clergy sex abuse, Sister Bernardine Pemii has it. The nun, who recently completed a course on child protection at Rome's Jesuit university, has been...
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Actress Emma Watson, right, arrives with other women at the Elysee Palace for a meeting on gender equality ahead of the upcoming G7, Tuesday, Feb.19, 2019 at the Elysee Palace in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
February 19, 2019 - 11:11 am
PARIS (AP) — Human rights advocates met Tuesday in Paris to discuss potential strategies leading industrial nations could employ to reduce violence and discrimination against women. French President Emmanuel Macron named 35 advocates to give the Group of Seven recommendations, France took over the...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 15, 2019 - 11:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and border security (all times local): 2:33 p.m. President Donald Trump has signed legislation to avert another government shutdown and pay for limited fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. Press secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump signed the...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 photo, Rachel Sweet, a lobbyist for Planned Parenthood Great Plains, watches at the Kansas Senate debates a resolution condemning New York's new abortion law, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. She says, "I think this about political grandstanding." (AP Photo/John Hanna)
February 14, 2019 - 2:06 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas abortion opponents are as eager as ever to impose new restrictions but aren't sure of their options because the state's legal climate is uncertain. So in the meantime, they're putting their energy into condemning New York's new law protecting abortion rights. The Kansas...
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