Women's rights

In this photo taken on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, Clara Massons holds her two years old son Jaume at her home in Barcelona, Spain. Outdated medical practices related to childbirth that continue to be used despite evidence they cause harm have come under increasing scrutiny in Europe. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
December 12, 2019 - 1:27 am
BARCELONA (AP) — When Clara Massons was in labor with her son, a midwife climbed onto her bed and pushed down on Massons’ belly, explaining that she was helping to deliver her baby. For the next few hours, the midwife and a doctor took turns pressing down during contractions, using an old, now...
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 photo, a woman looks at a wall at United Nations Headquarters, decorated with graffiti in Arabic that reads, "Revolution is a woman, and Oh freedom," during ongoing protests, in Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon’s wave of anti-government protests has given a new platform for women struggling against religious laws. Under Lebanon’s sectarian system, sects have the power to set the rules for marriage, divorce and custody of children for their communities. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
December 02, 2019 - 2:05 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Nadyn Jouny’s sister taped up two messages in her memory inside a closet at the family home — one of motherly love tinged with pain, another of defiance. The first Jouny wrote to her 9-year-old son on the one day a week she was allowed to see him under a custody ruling by a Shiite...
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 photo, a woman looks at a wall at United Nations Headquarters, decorated with graffiti in Arabic that reads, "Revolution is a woman, and Oh freedom," during ongoing protests, in Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon’s wave of anti-government protests has given a new platform for women struggling against religious laws. Under Lebanon’s sectarian system, sects have the power to set the rules for marriage, divorce and custody of children for their communities. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
December 02, 2019 - 2:04 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s wave of anti-government protests has given a new platform for women struggling against religious laws. Under Lebanon’s sectarian system, sects have the power to set the rules for marriage, divorce and custody of children for their communities. Supporters of the system say it...
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Women hold placards as they march against domestic violence, in Paris, Saturday, Nov, 23, 2019. Activists hold a march through Paris to pressure the French government to take bold steps to prevent deadly domestic violence, a problem President Emmanuel Macron calls "France's shame." France has among the highest rates in Europe of domestic violence, in part because of poor police response to reports of abuse. Placard on the center rends "Sick of rape". (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 25, 2019 - 11:41 am
PARIS (AP) — Under unprecedented public pressure, France’s government pledged Monday to seize firearms from abusive spouses and better train police as part of a broad national plan to reduce the number of women killed by their partners. Such killings happen around the world, every day, so common...
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Women hold placards as they march against domestic violence, in Paris, Saturday, Nov, 23, 2019. Activists hold a march through Paris to pressure the French government to take bold steps to prevent deadly domestic violence, a problem President Emmanuel Macron calls "France's shame." France has among the highest rates in Europe of domestic violence, in part because of poor police response to reports of abuse. Placard on the center rends "Sick of rape". (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 25, 2019 - 8:47 am
PARIS (AP) — Under unprecedented public pressure, France’s government pledged Monday to seize firearms from abusive spouses and better train police as part of a broad national plan to reduce the number of women killed by their partners. Such killings happen around the world, every day, so common...
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Women walk barefoot on asphalt, clothed in shreds of organza in pastel shades of pink and yellow, the favorite colors of murder victim Briseida Carreno, during a ceremony in her honor, in Ecatepec, a suburb of Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. Mexico City’s mayor issued a gender alert this week for the capital, meaning that 20 of Mexico’s 31 federal entities have declared emergencies over the issue. Activists want more action, and are planning demonstrations to mark Monday’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. (AP Photo/Alicia Fernandez)
November 23, 2019 - 10:19 pm
ECATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Four women walked barefoot Saturday on hot asphalt, clothed in shreds of organza in pastel shades of pink and yellow, the favorite colors of one of the many women murdered in Mexico. They performed a ceremony in honor of Briseida Carreño, a young woman who was killed a year...
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Women walk barefoot on asphalt, clothed in shreds of organza in pastel shades of pink and yellow, the favorite colors of murder victim Briseida Carreno, during a ceremony in her honor, in Ecatepec, a suburb of Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. Mexico City’s mayor issued a gender alert this week for the capital, meaning that 20 of Mexico’s 31 federal entities have declared emergencies over the issue. Activists want more action, and are planning demonstrations to mark Monday’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. (AP Photo/Alicia Fernandez)
November 23, 2019 - 9:06 pm
ECATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Four women walked barefoot Saturday on hot asphalt, clothed in shreds of organza in pastel shades of pink and yellow, the favorite colors of one of the many women murdered in Mexico. They performed a ceremony in honor of Briseida Carreño, a young woman who was killed a year...
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Women walk barefoot on asphalt, clothed in shreds of organza in pastel shades of pink and yellow, the favorite colors of murder victim Briseida Carreno, during a ceremony in her honor, in Ecatepec, a suburb of Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. Mexico City’s mayor issued a gender alert this week for the capital, meaning that 20 of Mexico’s 31 federal entities have declared emergencies over the issue. Activists want more action, and are planning demonstrations to mark Monday’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. (AP Photo/Alicia Fernandez)
November 23, 2019 - 7:45 pm
ECATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Four women walked barefoot Saturday on hot asphalt, clothed in shreds of organza in pastel shades of pink and yellow, the favorite colors of one of the many women murdered in Mexico. They performed a ceremony in honor of Briseida Carreño, a young woman who was killed a year...
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Women walk barefoot on asphalt, clothed in shreds of organza in pastel shades of pink and yellow, the favorite colors of murder victim Briseida Carreno, during a ceremony in her honor, in Ecatepec, a suburb of Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. Mexico City’s mayor issued a gender alert this week for the capital, meaning that 20 of Mexico’s 31 federal entities have declared emergencies over the issue. Activists want more action, and are planning demonstrations to mark Monday’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. (AP Photo/Alicia Fernandez)
November 23, 2019 - 7:23 pm
ECATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Four women walked barefoot Saturday on hot asphalt, clothed in shreds of organza in pastel shades of pink and yellow, the favorite colors of one of the many women murdered in Mexico. They performed a ceremony in honor of Briseida Carreño, a young woman who was killed a year...
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Women hold placards as they march against domestic violence, in Paris, Saturday, Nov, 23, 2019. Activists hold a march through Paris to pressure the French government to take bold steps to prevent deadly domestic violence, a problem President Emmanuel Macron calls "France's shame." France has among the highest rates in Europe of domestic violence, in part because of poor police response to reports of abuse. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 23, 2019 - 11:53 am
PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters marched through Paris on Saturday to demand a national wake-up call and more government investment to prevent deadly domestic violence against women, a problem that President Emmanuel Macron calls “France’s shame.” A wave of purple flags and signs snaked...
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