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Free Bahareh Hedayat, Iranian student leader, women's rights activist

Bahareh Hedayat will be 32 years old next month. She looks likely to mark that birthday in prison unless the Iranian government can be persuaded to free her.

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Iraqi women protest proposed Islamic law

Iraqi women demonstrated against a draft law that would permit the marriage of nine-year-old girls and automatically give child custody to fathers.

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IBEW member hits the ice in Sochi

Journeyman electrician Ekaterina Pashkevitch is taking to the ice in Sochi, Russia, this week, playing center for the Russian women's Olympic hockey team.

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Labor a big part of protests in 77 Turkish cities

The Istanbul Gezi Park protests have been coordinated by a broad coalition called "Taksim Solidarity," which is composed of 117 different constituent groups, including trade unions.

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Venezuela to pay pensions to full-time mothers

The Chavistas' new labor law gives "recognition to non-salaried work traditionally done by women,"  part of the struggle towards economic redistribution.

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Reagan and CIA belong in the dock with former Guatemalan dictator

Former general and president Efrain Rios Montt will face charges for genocide and crimes against humanity.

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Sexism, elections, and prison sentences for anti-fascists in Germany

There were tweets every minute and soon tens of thousands of electronic messages - all about sexual harassment and sexism in general.

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Malala recovering: young Pakistani woman to continue her struggle

Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for advocating girls' education in Pakistan, has been discharged from a British hospital.

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Thousands take to streets to mourn Delhi gang-rape victim

Thousands poured onto the streets of India over the weekend to mourn the death of a pre-medical student who was subjected to a brutal gang rape.

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Garment workers protest deadly fire at Walmart-linked factory

While actions took place in U.S. supporting Walmart workers, 112 garment workers in Bangladesh were killed in a factory fire as they reportedly worked overtime for American clothing retailers, including Walmart.

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