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Here’s a round-up of women’s news that made it to the headlines. Did we miss
something? Let us know through your comments.

ISIS targets ‘educated, professional women’

Three female lawyers have reportedly been executed by Islamic State militants as the UN warns that educated women in Iraq are especially at risk. The UN human rights office condemned numerous executions of civilians in the country by ISIS and said the jihadist group is showing a ‘monstrous disregard for human life’.


UN condemns Myanmar monk Wirathu’s ‘sexist’ comments

The UN human rights chief has called on Myanmar to condemn a Buddhist nationalist monk for calling a UN special envoy a “bitch” and a “whore”.


The Woman Who Sailed A Mobile Abortion Clinic Around The World

Women’s rights activist Dr. Rebecca Gomperts traveled by boat to provide legal abortions in international waters – and now the world can learn more about her efforts, thanks to the new documentary Vessel.


Documentaries and Reports – Sexual Violence

Every 20 minutes a woman is raped somewhere in India. At least, that’s the official figure from the National Crime Records Bureau. The gang rape and death of a student in Delhi in December 2012 catapulted the issue into the public eye in India and the rest of the world. But what are the reasons for the high incidence of sexual violence against women in the world’s largest democracy?


Just an 18-year-old doing amazing things to help stop climate change

Kelsey Juliana is an 18-year-old freshman at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. While most college freshman are doing things like hanging out with new friends and eating late-night fro-yo, Juliana is busy doing everything she can to help stop climate change.

Link: simple gadgets that empower women around the world

10 simple gadgets that empower women around the world

Low-tech solutions can make all the difference for women in developing nations, which in turn empowers entire communities. Here are 10 examples.



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