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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When federal marshals arrived to take Walker's rescinded Medal of Honor, the former prisoner of war is said to have greeted them with a shotgun.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.

Activists projected the phrase, ‘Kavanaugh is a sexual predator’ onto a courthouse building in Washington

A women's rights group called UltraViolet projected the message "Kavanaugh is a sexual predator" onto the US Court of Appeals building where Kavanaugh is currently working as a judge. The group previously projected the message "Roe V Wade is more popular than Brett Kavanaugh" onto the Supreme Court.
1st. Lt. Misashi Matsushima, the first woman fighter pilot in Japan's Air Self Defense Force.

This is Japan’s first woman fighter pilot, who says she was inspired by ‘Top Gun’

Japan has been trying to open its military to more women, and it just picked the service's first woman fighter pilot, whose selection comes amid a broader effort to grow the armed forces.

Saudi Arabia calls Canada one of the world’s worst oppressors of women in bizarre crusade

In Canada, women have full legal rights to seek employment, access family planning and abortion services, and express their gender identities and sexual preferences as they see fit. In Saudi Arabia, women need permission to marry, get an advanced education or a job, or to travel abroad.

Argentina rejects bill to legalize abortion – pushing back against a wave of support from a pro-choice movement in the Latin American country th...

Argentine senators rejected a bill to legalize abortion after an impassioned debate ran into the early hours of Thursday. The Senate voted 38 to 31 against the proposed measure, which would have legalized a woman's right to seek an abortion into the 14th week of pregnancy.