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White House tackles college sexual assault

A new report released by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault says that one in five college women suffers sexual assault.

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Mothers Day flowers nice but equal pay better

A total of 4.7 million moms and their families would see an increase in wages. That's one fifth of all working moms and their families who would benefit.

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"Kill-A-Gay and Flog-A-Woman" laws protested at Beverly Hills hotel

The law effective May 1, in the Southeast Asian country of Brunei, provides for fines and prison sentences for gay men and lesbians, and women who have abortions.

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President Obama orders stronger federal equal pay rules

The president signed the order in a dramatic White House ceremony as Lilly Ledbetter stood beside him; it marked Equal Pay Day, the day that marks how long a woman must work into 2014 to earn the same as a man did in 2013.

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Today in women's history: Abigail Adams attacked sexism, "fomented rebellion"

On March 31, 1776, Abigail Adams urged the Continental Congress and her husband, John Adams, to consider women's rights.

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Racial discrimination leads to increased deaths of black women from breast cancer

Although breast cancer survival rates increased overall between 1990 and 2010, white women benefited far more than did black women.

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Today in women's history: Coalition of Labor Union Women founded

On March 24, 1974, the Coalition of Labor Union Women was founded by some 3,000 women trade unionists from 58 labor organizations at a meeting in Chicago.

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Join us Tuesday for a discussion on the assault on women's rights

Join us Mar. 18 for a conversation with Carolyn Trowbridge, long-time activist in the women's rights movement in Arizona. In her state and others, the right wing is undermining the right of women to determine what happens with their own bodies.

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International Women's Day: Born in the USA

nternational Women's Day, grew from the struggle of working women to form trade unions and the fight for women's right to vote.

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Feb. 14 marches for missing Native women unite action with compassion

In March 2010, the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) created a database of information they gathered covering 582 cases of missing and murder native women and girls.

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