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Shirin Ebadi urges Arab women to keep the faith

Shirin Ebadi urges Arab women to keep the faith

NEW YORK {WOMENSENEWS}--The 2003 Iranian Nobel Laureate said that the main obstacle for post-revolutionary Arab women is a "patriarchal culture" that imposes a false interpretation on Islam.
By Hajer Naili
Sex ed effective for India's unschooled teens

Sex ed effective for India's unschooled teens

NEW DELHI {WOMENSENEWS}--And that can be life-saving in a place such as Gujarat, India, where 40 percent of brides are under 20 and anemia is a major threat. A three-year awareness campaign shows how much can be changed by education and information.
By Swapna Majumdar

Commentary: Russia's Treasure Island

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- Cyprus was headquarters for Russia’s new class of wealthy entrepreneurs – until disaster struck last month.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

An anniversary year

LONDON, April 1 (UPI) -- This is a great year for anniversaries, including the resignation of the British minister for war in an espionage scandal.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
At the end, Betty Friedan broadened her vision

At the end, Betty Friedan broadened her vision

{WOMENSENEWS}Betty Friedan's parting words: "We didn't challenge the system enough." She helped start the women's revolution but came to realize--along with many of us--that the problem everyone faced was economic predators.
By Lucy Komisar
Supporters of Plan B flashmob NYC store

Supporters of Plan B flashmob NYC store

NEW YORK {WOMENSENEWS}--The decision in a lawsuit for unrestricted access to the drug for women under 18, brought by the National Women 's Liberation against the government, is expected any day.
By Maggie Freleng
It's feminist to care about having healthy weight

It's feminist to care about having healthy weight

{WOMENSENEWS}--Mainstream culture is so fixated on dieting that many rights activists shun the topic. But when a woman is trying to lose weight, she needs protection from self-hatred and dangerous dieting. She needs feminism.
By Ariel Jensen-Vargas
'States rights' is code for keeping women down

'States rights' is code for keeping women down

{WOMENSENEWS}--The term has served as a legal code for racism. Today, historian Doris Weatherford writes that state lawmakers have also long imposed legal restrictions on U.S. women. Now it's the framework for the shrinkage of access to reproductive health care and medical privacy.
By Doris Weatherford
Commentary: Obama's Gordian Knot

Commentary: Obama's Gordian Knot

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- On his quick trip to Israel and Jordan, President Obama repaired broken diplomatic relations between Israel and Turkey in exchange for Iranian sanctions.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

The Cypriot mess

PARIS, March 25 (UPI) -- Only a fool would deny the ability of the EU to concoct some last-minute rescue for Cyprus that keeps the great euro suspense drama limping wearily onward.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Women fight Keystone XL from north and south

Women fight Keystone XL from north and south

WASHINGTON {WOMENSENEWS}--Along the miles of transcontinental pipeline being built to transport oil from the tar sands of Canada, women are fighting the project. One put her body in front of a bulldozer. Another is challenging eminent domain seizure of her family's land.
By Melinda Tuhus
Lauren Wolfe crowdsources rape, sex assault data

Lauren Wolfe crowdsources rape, sex assault data

NEW YORK {WOMENSENEWS}--Women are often assaulted and raped in conflict-ridden countries and Women Under Siege is keeping track. As the project grows and spans more and more countries, its founding director stays busy breaking the silence.
By Maggie Freleng

Commentary: Global gridlock -- and lockjaw

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- A former national security adviser says the United States faces its biggest threat since the fear of nuclear war with the Soviet Union: Cyberterrorism and cyberwarfare.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
[VIDEO] Sexy guys do pin-ups for women's safety

[VIDEO] Sexy guys do pin-ups for women's safety

NEW YORK {WOMENSENEWS}--Male models and others involved with the Hunks4Hope calendar project talk about the need to end domestic violence and help survivors. Footage was taken on March 10, in neighborhoods around New York.
By Hajer Naili

The best news yet

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- It isn't often that one gets to report undiluted good news but we now know that the world has achieved the main target of the Millennium Development Goals.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
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