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An open letter to the leaders of the world

"Let's be clear: the actions we take in 2015 will decide which way the world turns for decades to come; please take the right path."

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Report: Indigenous women in Canada face high murder rate

A new report exposes how indigenous women in Canada are being murdered and are disappearing at alarming rates.

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Tudeh Party of Iran strongly condemns crimes against women

It is the Iranian mothers, wives and sisters who are paying the price for factional fighting inside the theocratic regime.

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#Bring our girls home

A wave of revulsion has spread worldwide over the news of the kidnapping of young girls from a school at Chibok, in Borno State in Northwestern Nigeria by the violent Boko Haram sect. 

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Free Bahareh Hedayat, Iranian student leader, women's rights activist

Bahareh Hedayat will be 32 years old next month. She looks likely to mark that birthday in prison unless the Iranian government can be persuaded to free her.

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Iraqi women protest proposed Islamic law

Iraqi women demonstrated against a draft law that would permit the marriage of nine-year-old girls and automatically give child custody to fathers.

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IBEW member hits the ice in Sochi

Journeyman electrician Ekaterina Pashkevitch is taking to the ice in Sochi, Russia, this week, playing center for the Russian women's Olympic hockey team.

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Labor a big part of protests in 77 Turkish cities

The Istanbul Gezi Park protests have been coordinated by a broad coalition called "Taksim Solidarity," which is composed of 117 different constituent groups, including trade unions.

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Venezuela to pay pensions to full-time mothers

The Chavistas' new labor law gives "recognition to non-salaried work traditionally done by women,"  part of the struggle towards economic redistribution.

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Reagan and CIA belong in the dock with former Guatemalan dictator

Former general and president Efrain Rios Montt will face charges for genocide and crimes against humanity.

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