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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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Thousands in Ireland march for woman refused an abortion

More than 10,000 people gathered for a vigil and march over the death and the country's draconian abortion laws.

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Pakistan rallies around Malala Yousafzai

The 15-year-old Pakistani woman gravely wounded in a Taliban attack, has come to symbolize a broadening struggle in that country, against the extremist views the Taliban seeks to enforce there.

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Women made big gains at Olympics, but challenges remain

London's Olympics was the site of laudable developments for women's access to and full participation in major athletic activities.

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London 2012 - the Title IX Olympics

Title IX celebrated its 40th anniversary in June. The legislation has become associated with its impacts on women in sport.

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Today in History: Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to walk in space

On July 25, 1984, Salyut 7 cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to perform a space walk.

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Greek fascist assaults two women on television

A male Greek fascist politician physically assaulted two left-wing women members of parliament during a television show June 8.

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Honduran resistance group forms political party

Honduras' National Front for Popular Resistance gathered in Tegucigalpa, Feb. 11-12, to launch a political party. The name, Liberation and Re-foundation Party (Libre), is timely: Honduras is mired in catastrophe.

Guatemala dictator to stand trial

Guatemalan prosecutors announced Jan. 26 that 85-year-old Efraín Ríos Montt, military dictator in 1982-1983, was going to trial in March.

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