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Icy times and rays of hope in Germany

The influx of immigrants and asylum-seekers--over a million in 2015--has split Germany into two nearly equal halves.

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Morena taking steps towards gender equality

Five major cities in Mexico held workshops which are part of an education plan to help women develop politically.

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Today in history: International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women

A staggering one in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime - a pandemic of global proportions.

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Today in history: Saudi women protest by driving cars

Forty-seven women in Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital, drove their cars in a 14-car convoy to protest the driving ban.

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Nepal's parliament elects nation's first female president

Bidhya Devi Bhandari said her election marked a first step toward assuring the new constitutional guarantees of equality are fulfilled.

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Cuban women’s success is America’s hope

Cuban women occupy 48 percent of the parliament and out of 15 provinces in Cuba, women lead 10.

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Today in women’s history: Church of England ordains women priests

The women were ordained in alphabetical order; Angela Berners-Wilson is considered the first woman to be ordained in England.

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Claudia Jones Communist, anti-racist and feminist

Paying tribute to Claudia Jones, activist and tireless fighter for working-class women.

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Women fight an uphill battle in El Salvador

A delegation of women recently paid a visit to El Salvador to see what women are doing there to better their lives.

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Today in women’s history: Rosa Luxemburg born in 1871

Rosa Luxemburg, born on March 5, 1871, in Zamość, Poland, was a Marxist theorist, philosopher, economist and revolutionary socialist of Polish-Jewish descent.

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