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Israeli Women Tear Down Centuries Old Gender Barrier at the Western Wall

Women in Israel have had their prayers answered. After a three decade-long battle, the Israeli government has agreed to let women pray alongside men at...

Preparations Underway For Afghanistan’s First Women’s University

Plans for Afghanistan’s first all-women’s university have been unveiled by the country’s first lady, Rula Ghani. "Building a university for girls is one of the promises of Mr Ghani that...

Jilted Bride With No Groom Gives Homeless Women & Kids Big Party

When the groom got cold feet, the bride did something that will warm your heart — she turned her luxurious wedding reception into a...

Christian College Kids Raise $800K in 2 Days for Women’s Hospital in Syria

  When Christian college students set out to help build a hospital for women and children in Syria, they didn’t need a miracle to raise...

20 Women Elected in Saudi Arabia as Females Vote for the First Time

In a landmark election on Saturday, 20 women were elected to public office in Saudi Arabia– a first in that country’s history. Not only were they...

Good News For Pregnant Women Who Love Drinking Coffee

Women consuming moderate amounts of caffeine during pregnancy can be reassured that they are not harming their child’s brain or intelligence.

This Moving Company Helps Women Leave Abusive Homes At No Cost

Getting out of an abusive relationship isn’t easy—but actually packing up and moving out is even more daunting. Hundreds of women have Aaron and Evan Steed to...

Maasai Women & Donkeys Bring Solar Power to Those Who Need it Most

Using donkeys to haul their equipment, groups of women in Kenya are going door to door, hoping villagers will see the light–and benefits–of adding...

Comfortable High Heels For Women Designed by Orthopedic Nurse

Uncomfortable high heels in your closet may soon get the boot, once you've seen the innovative shoes by an orthopedic nurse turned Italian shoe...

How a Divine Chocolate Company Gives Women Workers a Sweet Life in Ghana

Unwrap a bar of Divine Chocolate and you’ll find…not a golden ticket, but the story of one of the company’s owners. Peel back one more...

Behind Bars Barista Training a Boost for Women’s Prison Inmates

Female inmates in Fairfax, New Zealand have been learning how to make the perfect coffee behind bars during barista training, which coffee company Peoples...

Gorgeous Jewelry Made From Fruit Sustains South American Women In Fair Trade

Fair Trade Jewelry has become a popular movement in recent years, but one group of women is doing something especially delicious–with a twist. A collection...

World Cup Champs to Be First Women’s Team to Get NYC Ticker Tape Parade

It’s been a string of scoring goals and breaking records for these American athletes. The World Cup-winning U.S. Women’s Soccer Team is set to make...

Man Uses Lottery Winnings to Buy Billboards to Help Save Women’s Lives

After 79-year-old Jack Maier won the lottery in 2006, he decided to use the winnings to rent a bunch of billboards around town to...

When Women Were Banned From Medical Schools, Elizabeth Blackwell Started Her Own

Elizabeth Blackwell was determined to go to medical school, but family and friends who were physicians advised her to give up–women in the 1800s...

Thousands of Women Protest for Peace in Jerusalem Today

Thousands of women joined a grassroots organization called Women Wage Peace and marched on the Israeli Knesset today, chanting and carrying signs urging a...
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There Are 100 Women in Congress for the First Time Ever

A major milestone was reached Tuesday night: For the first time in American history, the number of women sitting in Congress will hit triple...

Afghan Women Dare to Cycle, With Eyes Toward Olympics

Not yet 5am, a small pack of women savor the peace six mornings a week, before the men appear on Kabul’s streets to hurl...
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Afghan President-elect Vows Equal Rights for Women in Society

"Afghanistan's new president-elect pledged in his victory speech on Monday to give women prominent roles in his government and told his nation that women...

Photo of the Day – It’s Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day commemorates the day in 1920 when voting rights for women officially became part of the U.S. constitution. The 19th Amendment securing women...