Biden reverses position on Hyde abortion amendment

2020 Campaign 06/07/19, 02:12

After two days of intense criticism, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden reversed course Thursday, June 6, and declared that he no longer supports a long-standing congressional ban on using federal health care money to pay for abortions. "If I believe health ...

Dem rivals rebuke Biden for not backing abortion rule repeal

Politics 06/05/19, 15:42

Joe Biden is under fire from his Democratic presidential rivals and women's rights advocates for his defense of a decades-old prohibition on federal money paying for abortions. Most Democratic White House hopefuls reflect their party's latest platform calling for the outright ...

In Ivory Coast, Ivanka Trump talks women’s rights

Africa 04/16/19, 15:47

Ivanka Trump met with the vice president of Ivory Coast as part of a trip to Africa focused on women's economic development. The president's daughter and senior adviser arrived in the country Tuesday, traveling from Ethiopia. She met with Vice President ...

Webby Award nominees announced, new categories available

Entertainment 04/02/19, 07:02

Apple, Spotify, Instagram and some of the year's most talked-about personalities are among those nominated for the 23rd annual Webby Awards for lighting up the internet through excellence and innovation.The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences announced the nominees ...

Sources: 3 Saudi rights activists temporarily released

World 03/28/19, 10:42

Three Saudi women's rights activists have been temporarily released after 10 months in prison, sources familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Thursday.Two people told the AP that Aziza al-Yousef, a grandmother and former professor; Eman al-Nafjan, a ...

3 Saudi women activists receive PEN Freedom to Write Award

Entertainment 03/14/19, 15:22

Three Saudi women's rights activists whose arrests last year have been condemned worldwide are being honored by PEN America.Nouf Abdulaziz, Loujain al-Hathloul and Eman al-Nafjan have won the PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award, the literary and human rights organization announced ...

National Women’s Hall of Fame announces Class of 2019

Sports 03/08/19, 21:36

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred are being inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. They are among 10 members of the Class of 2019, announced Friday.The other honorees are: Civil rights activist ...

European expert: Hungary backslides on women, refugee rights

Europe 02/11/19, 09:26

The Council of Europe's human rights commissioner says Hungary is facing "many interconnected human rights challenges," including legislation targeting civic groups, backsliding on women's rights and the systematic detention of asylum-seekers.Commissioner Dunja Mijatovic, who made a five-day visit to Hungary ...

Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse arrives in Canada

Asia & Pacific 01/12/19, 10:54

An 18-year-old Saudi runaway who said she was abused and feared death if deported back home arrived in Canada Saturday arm-in-arm with the country's foreign minister.Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun smiled broadly as she exited an arrival door at Toronto's airport sporting ...

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