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8 months ago
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Hi All

The prior news thread had become too long, so it is time for a new one.

To see the prior one...

http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=4044&pst=1102460

I want to wish everyone a very happy and successful New Year.

Thanks for all your caring

Davida

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Hidden in the Archives ~ The Equal Pay Act of 1963
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, activists, education, ethics, family, freedoms, GoodNews, goodnews, interesting, law, media, news, rights, women, usa, internet )
Goddess - 1 minute ago - eeoc.gov

"EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is the text of the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (Pub. L. 88-38) (EPA), as amended, as it appears in volume 29 of the United States Code, at section 206(d). The EPA, which is part of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended"
8 months ago

Help Free Moroccan Rape Victimsfrom Having to Choose Between Marriage to the Perp., or Suicide-PLEASE SIGN!
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, rape, humans, society, women, suicide )
Mitchell - 42 minutes ago - avaaz.org

A Moroccan law allows a rapist to avoid prosecution: if he marries his victim. This puts women, and girls, in a terrible bind. There is a vote coming up in Morocco, regarding this law, which we may have a chance to impact.

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8 months ago

Please Tell Congress to Stay Out of Our UTERUS!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Stay out of my uterus, war on women, women's reproductive rights, women's rights )
Ruth Ann - 2 hours ago - secure2.convio.net

The war on women and their reproductive rights marches on. Let's come together an speak out, let them know it is unacceptable.

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8 months ago

Dear Harry Belafonte: Ending Violence Against Women Demands That Men Take Responsibility
Society & Culture  (tags: violence, women, ethics, society, abuse )
Rodney - 2 hours ago - alternet.org

Ending violence against women does not require any more platforms. It demands process, practice and active engagement by men.

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7 months ago

Alabama Looked The Other Way As Prison Staff Habitually Raped Women
Society & Culture  (tags: prison, women, rape, abuse )
Freya - 48 minutes ago - thinkprogress.org

For the past two decades, female inmates in Alabama's Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women have been subjected to atrocious acts of sexual abuse - and the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) did nothing about it.
7 months ago

Please Sign: Remove India Politician Who Said Women Invite Rape With Clothing and Behavior
World  (tags: India, rape, sexual violence, blaming the victim, Asha Mirje, Indi National Commission for Women, New Delhi, sexual assault, women's rights, violence, crime )
Susan - 19 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com

Politician Asha Mirje stunned the world last week by blaming India's rash of sexual violence on women's behavior and dress. So why hasn't Mirje been removed from the National Commission for Women?
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7 months ago

Keeping Women in High-Tech Fields Is Big Challenge, Report Finds
Society & Culture  (tags: women, high-tech, employment, glass ceiling )
Davida - 40 seconds ago - washingtonpost.com

A report released Wednesday by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), a research think tank founded by economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett, finds that U.S. women working in these fields are 45 percent more likely than their male peers to leave the industry.
7 months ago

Drop the Gay Propaganda Charges Against Elena Klimova
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', LGBT rights, journalism and press freedom, russia, propaganda law )
Davida - 19 seconds ago - takeaction.amnestyusa.org

Journalist Elena Klimova started her project "Children 404" to give LGBTI teenagers a safe space to seek advice and support -- but on January 31, 2014, Russian authorities charged her with "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations."
7 months ago

One Billion Rising
World  (tags: humanrights, women, girls, violence, society, freedoms, HumanRights )
Nancy - 6 hours ago - onebillionrising.org

It is time to recognize that violence against women and girls is and remains a major political challenge of the 21st century, alongside racial, economic and gender tyranny.
6 months ago

US Military's New Tactic to Curtail Sexual Assaults: Nab Serial 'Predators'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: sexual assaults in the US military, crime and punishment, u.s., politics, government, ethics, military, crime )
Cal - 22 hours ago - csmonitor.com

To combat sexual assaults, military officials shift tactics to focus on ferreting out serial predators. Here's why they're increasingly convinced that relatively few people in the ranks commit the bulk of such crimes.
6 months ago

Make Violence Against Women An International Priority ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, women, violence, protection, world )
Cher - 3 hours ago - takeaction.takepart.com

One in three women worldwide has been raped, abused, forced into prostitution, or suffered some other form of violence. This is happening every day, in every country around the world--but those who commit these acts all too frequently walk away without
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