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Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul is seen in this undated handout picture

The family of a prominent jailed Saudi women’s-rights activist says she turned down a deal to deny being tortured and sexually assaulted in pris...

Human-rights groups say several Saudi activists arrested last year were tortured and sexually abused while in prison.
Saudi women can now travel without a male's permission.

Saudi Arabian women no longer need a man’s permission to travel. Here are the biggest changes they’ve seen in the last 2 years.

Women in Saudi Arabia are allowed to travel without a male guardian. Saudi women have seen many changes in the last two years. Here's a list of them.
Harriet Tubman.

A mock-up of the redesigned $20 bill featuring Harriet Tubman leaked — after it was delayed by the Trump administration

The New York Times published a leaked a mock-up for the new $20 bill with Harriet Tubman Friday. The Trump administration delayed its release to 2028.
Different organization held a protest rally against the murder of Nusrat Jahan Rafi, a madrasa girl from Feni who was burnt in reprisal after sexual abuse charges against the principal, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 12, 2019.

A Bangladeshi teen was burned to death after claiming she was sexually harassed by her headmaster

An 18-year-old woman in Bangladesh was burned to death after coming forward with allegations that her headmaster touched her inappropriately.

The Trump administration awarded a family planning grant to an anti-abortion organization, signaling a major funding shift at the agency

The Department of Health and Human Services will be awarding a family planning grant to the Obria Group, a California nonprofit opposed to abortion.
A Syrian woman, walks with her children outside the refugees camp near the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern city of Yayladagi.

The 10 worst countries in the world for women

An index of this year's best and worst countries for women has been released. The least desirable places for women include Yemen, Afghanistan, and Syria.
Reema Bint Bandar al-Saud, speaks during the investment conference in Riyadh, October 24, 2018.

Saudi Arabia appoints ex-diplomat’s daughter and princess as its first female ambassador to the US

Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud has been appointed Saudi Arabia's first female ambassador to the US.
Dr. Mary Walker, shown wearing her Medal of Honor around 1866.

Here’s the story of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker — a shotgun-wielding legend who is the only woman ever to win the Medal of Honor

When federal marshals arrived to take Walker's rescinded Medal of Honor, the former prisoner of war is said to have greeted them with a shotgun.
Eartha White (center, first row) with delegates of City Federation of Colored Women's Clubs of Jacksonville, Florida, at a meeting in 1915. The group worked to advance rights such as suffrage for black women in America.

When women got the right to vote in 25 places around the world

In many countries, universal suffrage is a relatively recent privilege. Here's when women won the right to vote in 25 places around the world.

Democratic women gave Trump a surprising standing ovation during the State of the Union after the president celebrated the historic achievements of Am...

Dressed in white, Democratic women gave President Donald Trump a standing ovation during the State of the Union when he praised women's gains in 2018.