Across Women's Lives
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Conflict & Justice
Following a protracted trial many believe put the plaintiff under more scrutiny than the defendants, the men were condemned to nine years of prison each for the less severe crime of sexual abuse, instead of the 22 years and 10 months demanded by the prosecution.
Since its publication by Simon & Schuster in 1973, "Our Bodies, Ourselves" has changed the way women view their bodies and how health care professionals view women's health. Here's a look at the impact the book has had globally.
The 43-year-old Cáceres was killed in 2016 by gunmen who entered her home in La Esperanza, Honduras. She had fought against a dam project from Desarrollos Energéticos S.A., or DESA, that was to be built along the Gualcarque River, considered sacred to her indigenous Lenca people.
About 15 cities around the country have passed their own anti-discrimination ordinances but none have quite followed through with the vigor and determination as Quezon City, a bustling metropolis about 9 miles from the Philippine capital of Manila.
Italian actress and activist Asia Argento, one of the first women to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse, came under a lot of backlash in her native Italy. Still, Argento says she doesn’t regret her action and hopes she can change some of Italy’s misogynist culture.
A group of 15 kids, mostly former dropouts themselves, fan out across Kolkata's slums to free children like themselves from the constraints of child labor and child marriages — by getting them back in school.
As Cecile Richard's tenure at Planned Parenthood comes to a close, she talks with us about the global gag rule and reproductive rights.
In 2015, 40-year-old Ronna Stone was looking at another prison sentence until she was offered a way out and a new life.
The right to life of the unborn is protected by Ireland's constitution. The Eighth Amendment was passed by national referendum in 1983. In May, Irish voters will take part in another referendum. This time, they're being asked whether they want to repeal the abortion ban.
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