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Maria Ramos to retire as Absa CEO

Maria Ramos to retire as Absa CEO

The bank announced Maria Ramos' departure from the bank where she served as Group Chief Executive for 10 years and led the Group through significant [...]
Umoja Village: The community where women rule and men are banned

Umoja Village: The community where women rule and men are banned

Umoja Village, Samburu County, Kenya — Rosalina Learpoora has always been surrounded by women. At age 18, she lives in an all-women village in nor [...]
Divided over leadership, but united in goals, women march and rally in New York

Divided over leadership, but united in goals, women march and rally in New York

The designated day to mark the second anniversary of the Women’s March, women in New York City could march, rally or protest in a variety of location [...]
Married couple ordered maid to pour hot water on herself convicted of abuse

Married couple ordered maid to pour hot water on herself convicted of abuse

Tormented for months, a maid was forced to perform multiple acts of self-harm, including pouring scalding hot water on herself and drinking dirty wat [...]
The Me Too movement was silent in Senegal. These women are trying to change that

The Me Too movement was silent in Senegal. These women are trying to change that

Late last year, as #MeToo spread from social media feeds in the United States, intensifying into a slew of global hashtags -- #BalanceTonPorc, #YoTam [...]
The two women at center of India temple storm speak out

The two women at center of India temple storm speak out

It was an extraordinary act of defiance, from two ordinary women who have since been forced into hiding.On January 2, Bindu Ammini, a 40-year-old law [...]
Australian model Annalise Braakensiek found dead in her Sydney apartment

Australian model Annalise Braakensiek found dead in her Sydney apartment

Australian model Annalise Braakensiek has been found dead in her Sydney apartment. Police were called to the 46-year-old's property in the suburb [...]
The ‘superwoman’ midwife of the mountains

The ‘superwoman’ midwife of the mountains

Fewer than half the women in Pakistan have access to midwives. In the country's remote Himalayan area, many pregnant women give birth without help [...]
Try Not to Cry Looking at These Pictures From Women Being Sworn Into Congress Today

Try Not to Cry Looking at These Pictures From Women Being Sworn Into Congress Today

In last year's midterm elections, a record-setting 42 new women were elected to Congress. Today, they were sworn into office in a historical ceremony [...]
Afghanistan: Peace without women’s rights?

Afghanistan: Peace without women’s rights?

Peace may be an achievable goal in Afghanistan, where the Taliban and government delegates are intensifying talks to reach an agreement. But will [...]
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