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NC governor: Separate men and women's restrooms is a matter of privacy

May 5, 2016 - 11:14 am .- North Carolina’s governor is standing firm against the U.S. Justice Department’s claim that it is unlawful and discriminatory to require individuals to use public bathrooms, locker rooms and showers corresponding to their biological sex.

Trans rights over women's rights? What's at stake in the bathroom bills

Apr 17, 2016 - 02:02 pm .- Few can forget the media furor over Caitlyn Jenner's cover story in Vanity Fair last year.

Report: Baby girls are being targeted for abortion in the West

Apr 16, 2016 - 04:38 pm .- The problem of sex-selective abortion is not limited to China and India, but is increasing in communities within Western countries, a new report by the pro-life Charlotte Lozier Institute says.

Two years after Boko Haram's schoolgirl kidnappings, has anything changed?

Apr 14, 2016 - 04:05 pm .- Two years ago, radical Islamists with the militant group Boko Haram stormed a school in Chibok, Nigeria, kidnapping 276 teen girls. The event initially sparked global outrage, with high-profile personalities taking pictures on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag, #BringBackOurGirls.

Why China's two-child policy won't alter its human rights horrors

Jan 25, 2016 - 03:05 pm .- The dark nature of abortion and choice come into sharp relief when considering the human rights abuses which result from forced abortions in mainland China, according to one pro-life activist.

China replaces one-child policy with two-child policy

Oct 29, 2015 - 10:38 am .- The Chinese government has moved its cap on the number of children per family from one to two, the state’s news agency reported on Thursday. But one women’s rights activist says the change is not enough.

Why no one wants to talk about China's female suicide problem

May 24, 2015 - 04:02 pm .- Zhang Xihuan doesn't know what was going through her mind when she swallowed a mouthful of the pesticide stored behind the staircase in her home in rural Shandong province.

Want to empower women? Support mothers, politician argues

May 22, 2015 - 09:45 am .- Ahead of a conference discussing the presence of women in the 2015 development agenda, organizers said goals fall short of addressing issues such as attacks on motherhood and surrogacy.

UK push to ban gender-based abortions hailed as pro-woman

Nov 6, 2014 - 12:02 am .- The British Parliament's move to ban sex-selective abortion is a move to defend women's rights – including the right to be born – say supporters of the legislation.

UK prime minister denounces sex-selective abortions as 'appalling'

Mar 21, 2014 - 02:03 am .- U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has criticized sex-selective abortion as “simply an appalling practice,” and said the British government will work to counter the illegal practice.

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