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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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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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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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London 2012 - the Title IX Olympics

Title IX celebrated its 40th anniversary in June. The legislation has become associated with its impacts on women in sport.

Latin Americans support UN in condemning violence against women

Every year governments and human rights groups are supposed to be campaigning for increasing resources and public awareness aimed at ending violence against women.

Fight to end sex trafficking

One of the most significant scourges worldwide is the ongoing exploitation and sexual abuse of over 2 million girls, and sometimes boys, through sex trafficking.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal has international repercussions

The case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn is widely seen  as another case of powerful and wealthy men thinking they have the right to sexually exploit women in subordinate positions.

World Notes: Cuba, Afghanistan, Italy and more

The U.S. military is bringing contraband to Argentina and, apparently, planning to stay forever in Afghanistan. Read this and more!