Tag Archives: Women

22Oct/17

Swedish women rally in support of anti-sexual abuse #MeToo campaign

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (OCTOBER 22, 2017) (TV4 SWEDEN) – Thousands gathered in the Swedish capital Stockholm on Sunday (October 22) to voice their support for victims of sexual abuse and the #MeToo social media campaign to raise awareness about sexual harassment and abuse.
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09Oct/17

Liberia’s Johnson-Sirleaf leaves mixed legacy for women as she steps down

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was Africa’s first female president when she was elected in 2005. She came to power vowing to empower women in Liberia, whose efforts had helped end the civil war. Her rise has made her a great role model for women across the country. But as her mandate draws to a close, how much has actually changed for women in Liberia? Continue reading

10Apr/17

Malala receives highest U.N. honor to promote girls education

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is appointed a U.N. Messenger of Peace to promote girls education.
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05Sep/16

Mother Teresa declared a saint by Pope Francis

More than 100,000 pilgrims attend the beatification of Mother Teresa in St. Paul’s Square, as the tiny Albanian nun who gained fame for her work with the poor in India’s slums is declared a saint by Pope Francis. Ashraf Fahim reports.
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19Jul/16

From a river town in Slovenia to Trump Tower, and the White House?

Residents of Melania Trump’s native Slovenia talk about the roots of the prospective First Lady of the United States.

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15Mar/16

Mother Teresa to be made Roman Catholic saint Sept. 4 – pope

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, a nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor, will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church at a ceremony on Sept. 4, Pope Francis announces.

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13Jan/16

Brooklyn gang rape suspects claim victim was having sex with her father before the assault

The disturbing, but initially straightforward narrative about a teenage girl’s gang rape in a playground in Brownsville, Brooklyn last week while she was with her until-recently estranged father has become complicated by the role of her father during the incident.
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31Aug/15

Thousands sign petition to stop rape of low-caste Indian sisters

Thousands have signed a petition seeking protection for two Indian sisters, allegedly threatened with rape by a village council.

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14Mar/15

Officials condemn gang rape of elderly nun in India

Officials give their reaction to the gang rape of a 72-year-old nun in the Nadia district of West Bengal.

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