Women's rights

May 04, 2018 - 4:20 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a six-week abortion ban into law on Friday, marking the strictest abortion regulation in the nation but setting the state up for a lengthy court fight. The Republican governor signed the bill in her formal office at the state Capitol. She...
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April 26, 2018 - 9:52 am
MADRID (AP) — Women's rights groups protested Thursday after a court in northern Spain sentenced five men to nine years each in prison for the lesser crime of sexual abuse in what activists saw as a gang rape during the 2016 running of the bulls festival in Pamplona. "It's not abuse, it's rape!"...
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April 24, 2018 - 6:56 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has helped unveil a statue of women's rights campaigner Millicent Fawcett outside Britain's Parliament. Fawcett is the first woman to be commemorated there alongside 11 statues of men including Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill. Fawcett was a key...
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Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan speaks about the release of the 2017 country reports on human rights practices during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Friday, April 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 20, 2018 - 2:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is lashing out at China, Iran, Russia and North Korea for being "forces of instability" because of human rights abuses of their own citizens and others. In its annual global human rights reports released on Friday, the State Department singled out the four...
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Dana Canedy, the new administrator of The Pulitzer Prizes, announces the 2018 winners, Monday April 16, 2018, at Columbia University in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 16, 2018 - 4:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times and The New Yorker won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for breaking the Harvey Weinstein scandal with reporting that galvanized the #MeToo movement and set off a worldwide reckoning over sexual misconduct in the workplace. The Times and The Washington...
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In this photo taken Saturday, March 24, 2018, a man holds a Croatian flag and stands by banners that read: ''No Istanbul Convention in Croatia'' during a protest against an international convention they say indirectly legalizes gay marriages and gives rights to transgender people, in Zagreb, Croatia. Croatian lawmakers have approved an international treaty on women's rights despite fierce opposition and protests from right-wing groups and the Catholic Church. The parliament on Friday, April 13 voted 110-30 to back the Istanbul Convention, which also has caused divisions within the ruling conservative Croatian Democratic Union party. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
April 13, 2018 - 11:15 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian lawmakers ratified an international treaty on women's rights on Friday despite fierce opposition and protests from right-wing groups and the Catholic Church. The parliament voted 110-30 to back the Istanbul Convention, which also has caused divisions within the...
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Italian actress and director Asia Argento speaks at the ninth annual Women in the World Summit Thursday, April 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
April 12, 2018 - 9:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An Italian actress who was one of the first women to speak out against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein said Thursday that the #MeToo movement is "the most important thing" to happen to women since the right to vote. Asia Argento spoke at the opening panel of the Women in...
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April 12, 2018 - 8:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the first women to speak out against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein says the #MeToo movement is "the most important thing" to happen to women since the right to vote. Italian actress and filmmaker Asia Argento spoke on Thursday at the opening panel of the Women in...
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April 08, 2018 - 5:55 am
LONDON (AP) — Women's rights activists are due to join stage stars on the red carpet at British theater's Olivier Awards, where "Hamilton" leads the race for trophies with 13 nominations. Inspired by the Time's Up movement against sexual harassment and abuse, several leading actresses will bring...
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Krish Vignarajah, Democratic candidate for Maryland governor, poses for a photograph with her daughter Alana at her home in Gaithersburg, Md., on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Vignarajah, a lawyer and former policy director for Michelle Obama, is one of seven Democrats and the only woman running in the Maryland gubernatorial primary. She said the 2016 presidential election was a “rude awakening of what happens when we become complacent.” (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
March 28, 2018 - 10:54 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Women running for governor in Wisconsin and Maryland breastfeed their infants in their campaign videos. Another in Georgia tells voters that "the folks who have held the office of governor don't look like me." The record number of women expected to run for office this year are...
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