Women’s Rights

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One year after the start of the social media hashtag, #ShoutYourAbortion is developing into an inclusive women's health and women's rights movement.

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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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President Tayyip Erdogan cast the return of Turkey to single-party rule as a vote for stability, but opponents fear it heralds growing authoritarianism.

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.

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh's "Stop Telling Women to Smile" campaign began in 2012, and has recently made its way across international borders. (Photo by Lindsey Boisvin)

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How a Brooklyn artist turned her campaign against sexual street harassment into a global movement.

Reina Martinez Olivares (right) with her granddaughter. (Photo by Liliana Caracoza)

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A visit to an impoverished village in Veracruz uncovers a shared trauma, and the shared strength to overcome abuse.

Reina Martinez Olivares (right) with her granddaughter. (Photo by Liliana Caracoza)

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Una visita a un pueblo empobrecido en Veracruz revela un trauma, y la fuerza compartida para superar el abuso. Read in English Ser capaz de admitir que...

Samia El-Moslimany, an American woman who has lived most of her life in the Middle East and has dual citizenship in Saudi Arabia, was detained by Saudi police while participating in a driving protest in October. Women are prohibited by custom, but not by law, to drive in Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

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 A quick trip around the block in Saudi Arabia landed Burien resident Samia El-Moslimany in jail — and put her at the forefront of...

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For millions of women and girls in poor countries, collecting water for their families each day is not just a chore—it's a symbol of...

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Although the November elections yielded women-friendly returns, the War on Women continues, both in the US and around the world. In the last week alone...

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I’m an amateur choir geek and a professional international development wonk. Those things might seem unrelated, but they do have one thing common: when talented...

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The name Malala Yousufzai was new to me until recently. But the power of her words wasn’t. Back in 2009, when her hometown in Swat Valley...

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Chandni Gautam, above, is one of the first of her kind; a female cab driver in India. Gautam works for a company employing and...