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Nearly 40 percent of women in Eastern DRC reported being exposed to sexual violence. Most of them said rape was the most common form of the violence.

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Oregon and California have joined most other countries in allowing women access to birth control pills without a doctor's prescription. Is Washington next?

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Artist Satpreet Kahlon shows the visceral aftermath of gender violence in "What's Left Behind," on display now at Seattle's Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery.

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A young Muslim American breaks down how hostility towards her peers hurts everyone.

Niyati Desai, originally from Mumbai but living in Seattle on an H4 visa, will be eligible to work in the U.S. under a new plan detailed by Homeland Security this week. (Courtesy photo)

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Thousands of tech worker spouses — many of them with advanced degrees — reluctantly give up careers because their visas don't allow them to work.

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'The Unicorn Files' fights the sexist notion that girls can't be geeks with a Tumblr blog and a Kickstarter campaign for a book featuring women in geekdom.

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Seattle Afghans gather at a vigil remember the brutal March 19 murder of Farkhunda, calling for justice in a case that has gripped the nation.

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The continued detainment of five young feminist activists in China more than three weeks later, leaves more questions to be answered.

Two children play around Chaharshanbeh Suri bonfires, a Nowruz opening ceremony the author grew up with. (Photo by Lucinda Homa Gray)

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Ancient Nowruz traditions celebrated around the world make a big splash in Seattle.

A young Maasai woman with her head shaved — part of many rites of passage in Maasai culture. (Photo from Flickr by Javier Carcamo)

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Maasai women in Kenya are finding ways to replace 'the cut' with alternative rites of passage.

Rodrigo Valenzuela's "Maria TV." (Image from the Frye Art Museum)

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Rodrigo Valenzuela shows us the "13th Man" post-Superbowl upset.

Migrant domestic workers lay low on a Sunday afternoon at Victoria Park. Sundays are their only day off in Hong Kong. (Photo by Chong Kai Xiong)

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How a transpacific exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements.

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A group of four young women of color have taken the lead in Seattle to demonstrate against police brutality.

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Three years ago, I left my life in rural Malawi — and 15 bouts of malaria — to return to the states with my son.

More than 10 ethnicities are represented in one of FOCS' Southend newborn mom groups. (Photo courtesy of FOCS)

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Hillman City has hardly garnered the reputation of being a hotbed for community in the recent past. But change is coming.

Seattle BAYAN activist Jill Mangaliman rallies with locals just as a human barricade begins to form in front of the Digos City national highway on Dec. 10. (Photo by Katrina Pestano)

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People’s voices carry through the streets in the Soccsksargen region of Southern Mindanao, Philippines during a three-day march Seattle activists joined earlier this month.

Anske holding her book, 'Irkadura', about a Russian mute with special powers. (Photo courtesy Ksenia Anske)

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Ksenia Anske seems to have a respectable mantra for everything. On keeping up with the dying book industry:  "Just give it out for free." On accepting...

Eco Kargha weaver Poonam Devi prepares bobbins of silk thread, January 2013.

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Extreme poverty is an unavoidable reality in India. The first time I traveled in the country — as an inexperienced and idealistic 20-year-old backpacker...

Dancers perform a traditional Peruvian number last December at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. (Photo by Aida Solomon)

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It’s that time of year again. The leaves that fall have fallen, downtown is wrapped in lights and El Centro de la Raza is...

From left to right, Laune Torres, Rosie Dino, Elaine and Jill Mangiliman read a letter aloud to Jennifer Laude in mourning, authored by Katrina Pestano.

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Activists gathered Sunday in a vigil for a trans woman in the Philippines who was allegedly murdered by a U.S. marine stationed there.

Mayor Murray announced OIRA initiatives yesterday morning at City Hall, with new OIRA director Cuc Vu, Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim (far right) and members of the Seattle Immigrant and Refugee Commission looking on.

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Yesterday morning, Mayor Ed Murray announced $680,000 of new proposed investments to support Seattle’s immigrant and refugee communities, which now make up every one in five city residents.