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Apple and Google Pressured to Dump Saudi App Where Men Track Women Relatives

BEIRUT, Lebanon — A Saudi mobile application that lets men track and restrict the movements of women in the kingdom has come under increased scrutiny this week with an American senator and rights groups urging Apple and Google to [...]

Dispute over Violence Against Women Act roils budget talks

“I just want to make sure it gets funded for a period of time, while we work out the substantive issues,” Indiana Rep. Susan Brooks said of the Violence Against Women Act. The fate of the 1994 law has been in flux for months. | AP [...]

‘Breakthrough moment’: Anti-Trump fires forge historic field of 2020 women

Sens. Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, are all vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. | Politico Illustration/AP, Getty Images, and iStock Share on [...]

More women come forward after Arias sexual assault complaint

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) – Two more women have accused former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, a Nobel peace laureate, of sexual misconduct after a criminal complaint alleging sexual assault against another woman was filed against [...]

Let Women Enter Hindu Temple, Indian Religious Board Says, in Reversal

NEW DELHI — An Indian government board that had opposed allowing women to enter a Hindu temple changed its position on Wednesday, saying that women had the right to pray in the shrine. For months, the centuries-old Sabarimala Temple, [...]

Another Side of #MeToo: Male Managers Fearful of Mentoring Women

DAVOS, Switzerland — Men attending the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this year were worried about a lot of things. A global economic slowdown. Threats to cybersecurity. Populism. War. And, several [...]

Afghan Women Fear Peace With Taliban May Mean War on Them

KABUL, Afghanistan — When Rahima Jami heard that the Americans and the Taliban were close to a peace deal, she thought about her feet. Ms. Jami is now a lawmaker in the Afghan Parliament, but back in 1996, when Taliban insurgents [...]

Saudi Women, Tired of Restraints, Find Ways to Flee

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Whenever her father beat her, or bound her wrists and ankles to punish her for perceived disobedience, the Saudi teenager dreamed of escape, she said. As desperate as she was to leave, however, the same question [...]

A Quiet Revolution: More Women Seek Divorces in Conservative West Africa

MARADI, Niger — He didn’t hit her. He didn’t yell. He didn’t cheat, as far as she knows. It was just that, less than two years into their marriage, Zalika Amadou’s husband had changed. He’d become far too neglectful and [...]

Bernie Sanders apologizes to women for sexual harassment, unequal pay during his 2016 campaign

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he wasn’t aware of sexual harassment and unequal pay for women who worked for his 2016 presidential campaign. The Vermont Independent told CNN Wednesday he was busy running around the country on the campaign trail, [...]