Help Needed: Iranian Woman Sentenced to Stoning Death

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Help is needed to preserve the life of Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani, an Iranian women who could be stoned to death at any time. Equality Now says it has learned from credible sources that Mohammadi-Ashanit received the sentence after being changed with committing adultery with two men. Mohammadi-Ashtiani has spent the last five years in jail after receiving […]

Newsflash: UN Makes Push For Women

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The push for world-wide gender equality and women’s empowerment gained ground today, as the United Nations General Assembly voted unanimously to create the UN Entity for Gender and the Empowerment of Women, also to be known as UN Women. Merging and expanding on what had been four distinct groups within the UN (Division for the […]

Study Shows Women and Minority Supreme Court Nominees Face Extra Flak

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A new report from University of Georgia Law school gives proof that, as a woman, Elena Kagan faces particular hurdles as she vies to become the newest Supreme Court Justice. The report, an empirical analysis of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings between 1939 and 2009, finds that women and minority nominees are held to higher standards […]