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Why world must react to Taliban executionupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 09:00:00

The execution of Najiba, an Afghan woman in her 20's, shot 13 times in front of a cheering crowed in Parwan province -- and seen widely online in a grainy cell phone video -- is a show of confidence by the Taliban.

Talking with the Talibanupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 09:00:00

With a horrific video showing a woman's execution in Afghanistan, where does that leave U.S. talks with the Taliban?

Why is 'having it all' just a women's issue?updated: Mon Jun 25 2012 09:10:00

The July/August cover story of the Atlantic, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All" by Anne-Marie Slaughter, has ignited a firestorm.

Religion is not the biggest enemy for Arab women, poll findsupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 00:02:00

In accepting the Nobel Peace Prize last year, Yemeni activist Tawakkol Karman thanked women of the Arab world for her medal. Without their struggle to win equal rights, she would not be there, she said.

Mideast women beat men in education, lose out at workupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 23:59:00

In nearly two thirds of Middle Eastern countries, there are more women than men in university, according to United Nations statistics.

Afghan school poisonings an omen?updated: Wed May 30 2012 09:16:00

Afghan schoolgirls sit in the spotlight as their classrooms face alleged poison attacks in the north and threats from insurgents in the south. Questions surround the shadowy incidents, which come at a fragile time in the country's transition. And in many ways, as goes girls' education, so goes the country's procession toward progress.

Government panel: Hormone therapy 'not recommended' updated: Tue May 29 2012 12:48:00

The task force that sparked controversy with its breast cancer screening recommendations a few years ago -- and PSA prostate-cancer screening pronouncements last week -- is weighing in on hormone replacement therapy. But this time the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations are remarkable for their lack of controversy.

Meet Fortune 500's female powerbrokers updated: Wed May 09 2012 07:11:00

Fortune's latest ranking of America's 500 largest corporations includes more women CEOs than ever before.

Obama adds politics to women's forumupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 13:32:00

President Barack Obama on Friday added a political element to an annual White House forum on women's issues by saying Republican policies would reverse progress that his administration has made.

Obama touts health care, jobs to womenupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 13:32:00

President Obama touts his steps to advance the economic plight of women.

Vagina enters stage left -- or is it right?updated: Wed Mar 28 2012 09:53:00

If anyone is comfortable speaking openly and boldly about women's bodies, it's Eve Ensler. The playwright and activist behind "The Vagina Monologues" has been at it for years.

Limbaugh battles to keep advertisersupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 09:53:00

Rush Limbaugh is under fire for remarks made on his radio show. Goldie Taylor and CNN's Don Lemon discuss the fallout.

Study: Teen access to Plan B unevenupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 15:20:00

Since 2009 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has mandated that Plan B and other emergency contraceptives be available without a prescription to women age 17 and up. In reality, a new study suggests, a 17-year-old's access to these drugs can be uncertain.

Accusations fly in Senate over Violence Against Women Act updated: Thu Mar 15 2012 20:40:00

In a series of floor speeches Thursday, a group of mostly Democratic women senators made a high-profile and at times emotional appeal to Republicans to support an expanded Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). In doing so, they suggested Republicans were blocking the bill because it would extend its protections to illegal immigrants as well as gays and lesbians.

Are Afghan women better off after a decade of war?updated: Thu Mar 08 2012 05:52:00

When U.S. forces toppled the Taliban government following the 9/11 attacks, there was a global wave of support from people horrified by the plight of Afghan women. Under the Taliban, women had been denied education, banned from medical treatment by male doctors, and publicly executed for "immorality."

University vending machine sells Plan Bupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 23:15:00

Students at a Pennsylvania university can now buy emergency contraceptive Plan B from a vending machine. WHP reports.

Police: Man killed wife for having girlupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 23:02:00

HLN's Richelle Carey looks into this case and what steps the Afghan government can do to protect the rights of women.

Afghan police: Man kills wife for giving birth to daughter instead of sonupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 23:02:00

Police in the northern Afghanistan province of Kunduz are looking for a man they say strangled his wife after she bore him a third child that was not a son.

Female veterans coping with PTSDupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 13:16:00

CNN's Kyra Phillips revisits a woman who served in Iraq and struggles to cope with post traumatic stress disorder.

More women in combat means more mothers with PTSDupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 13:16:00

It wasn't until five months after Army Staff Sgt. June Moss returned from the Iraq war in 2003 that her real battle began. The horrors of the war -- witnessing decapitated and burned bodies amid mass destruction -- led to post-traumatic stress disorder.

Morning-after pill and teensupdated: Sat Dec 10 2011 07:10:00

Elizabeth Cohen reports on the government's ruling on the morning-after pill for young teens.

Activist: Afghan women face violenceupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 06:14:00

CNN talks to Zainab Salbi, founder and CEO of Women for Women Intl., about the lack of women's rights in Afghanistan.

Despite Arab Spring, women's rights tenuous, Senate panel toldupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 03:05:00

As portions of the Arab world struggle to extinguish decades of oppression and dictorial rule, the rights and opportunities for women in these societies stand at a delicate precipice, U.S. State Department officials told a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee Wednesday.

From 'filthy trash' to iconic resource: 'Our Bodies, Ourselves' at 40updated: Wed Oct 05 2011 07:29:00

It was described by evangelical pastor Jerry Falwell as "obscene trash."

Ferraro was a trailblazer for womenupdated: Mon Mar 28 2011 06:18:00

It was poignant to learn today of Geraldine Ferraro's passing just as the National Organization for Women Political Action Committee was meeting to discuss the upcoming 2012 election cycle.

To empower African women, turn words into actionupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 08:52:00

Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, a milestone centenary worthy of the celebrations bestowed upon it. Michelle Bachelet, the first executive director of U.N. Women and former Chilean president, has described the last century as one of progress and of "women using their collective voice to organize for change."

Gap remains between the sexes when it comes to incomeupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 21:46:00

The earnings gap between men and women has narrowed, but a new White House report shows that on average women still only make about 75% as much as their male counterparts.

Wanted: Women leaders in going globally greenupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 11:45:00

Building a low-carbon economy is the scientific, political and moral challenge of our time, and a tremendous opportunity for women.

Hillary Clinton: Empower girls and womenupdated: Sun Dec 12 2010 12:17:00

Toward the end of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's surprise appearance at the TED Women conference Wednesday, she told the story of a girl and her father in a developing country.

Hillary Clinton: Empowering young girlsupdated: Sun Dec 12 2010 12:17:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton details why it's of vital importance every girl gets a chance to pursue her dreams.

Iran on U.N. women's agency is a travestyupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 09:38:00

The Iranian government still plans to execute Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a widow and mother of two whose stoning sentence on adultery charges provoked a significant international outcry this summer, according to the International Committee Against Execution and Stoning.

When menopause 'comes roaring,' what do you do?updated: Thu Nov 04 2010 08:31:00

Just after she'd gotten a divorce and gone back to work, Alice Thornton would feel cold one minute and hot the next, and her temper was shorter than usual.

Former Chile president to head 'U.N. Women'updated: Wed Sep 15 2010 00:03:00

Michelle Bachelet, the former president of Chile, will head a new U.N. agency created to promote gender equality around the world, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

4 in 10 Turkish women beatenupdated: Sun Aug 01 2010 11:28:00

CNN's Ivan Watson reports on appalling levels of domestic abuse against women in Turkey.

In Turkey, the chilling face of domestic abuseupdated: Sun Aug 01 2010 11:28:00

Hamide Yeni is a woman on the hunt.

Will you have your mother's menopause?updated: Sat Jul 17 2010 07:05:00

Sandra Gordon is dreading menopause. The 46-year-old from Weston, Connecticut, watched her mother's memory falter in her mid-50s, due to changing hormone levels. "Every time I get my period I say to myself, 'Yes! I'm so relieved!' " says Gordon.

Will Afghan women's rights be bargained away?updated: Fri Jul 16 2010 14:18:00

On a recent afternoon I visited with a Kabul girls' high school principal, whose office looks out on a beautiful and blooming garden. Trained in mathematics, she works 12 hours a day at a school that teaches more than 4,000 girls in three shifts each day.

Geena Davis promotes gender equalityupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 10:50:00

At a U.N. meeting on gender equality, actress Geena Davis points out gender disparities in the media.

5-day 'morning after' pill gets FDA advisers' approvalupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 11:46:00

An advisory panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave the green light Thursday to an emergency contraceptive for use up to five days after sex.

Pediatricians now reject all female genital cuttingupdated: Thu May 27 2010 16:11:00

The American Academy of Pediatrics has rescinded a controversial policy statement raising the idea that doctors in some communities should be able to substitute demands for female genital cutting with a harmless clitoral "pricking" procedure.

Pressure for female genital cutting lingers in the U.S.updated: Fri May 21 2010 09:52:00

Fatima Mohamed, a 45-year-old Somali immigrant living in America, was faced with a question most parents will never worry about: Should my daughter be circumcised?

Women make progress but still have long way to go to reach equalityupdated: Thu May 06 2010 09:13:00

Fifteen years ago, representatives from every nation came together to voice one common goal: to advance the global status of women in the spirit of equality.

World marks International Women's Dayupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 07:26:00

The world marks International Women's Day on Monday, an annual celebration that highlights their economic, political and social achievements.

Women's movement mourns death of 3 Haitian leadersupdated: Mon Jan 25 2010 13:40:00

One returned to her Haitian roots, to give voice to women, honor their stories and shape their futures.

Cholesterol jumps with menopause, study showsupdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 15:36:00

Doctors have known for years that a woman's risk of developing heart disease rises after menopause, but they weren't exactly sure why. It wasn't clear whether the increased risk is due to the hormonal changes associated with menopause, to aging itself, or to some combination of the two.

Uganda bans female circumcisionupdated: Sat Dec 12 2009 08:35:00

The Ugandan parliament unanimously passed a bill banning female genital mutilation, a traditional rite that has sparked an international outcry and is practiced in some African and Asian communities.

Amanpour previews Afghan Womenupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 04:10:00

CNN's Christiane Amanpour previews her show on Afghan women.

Commentary: Polanski's crime can't be excusedupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 11:05:00

Historically, women's rights and status in America have been viewed by both men and women as "soft" issues -- worthy but marginal.

Behind the U.N. hoopla, a new agency for women emergesupdated: Fri Sep 25 2009 03:18:00

A parade of world leaders took the lectern at the United Nations on Wednesday. But days before the speeches on a host of issues, the global body quietly undertook an issue that often flies under the radar: Women.

Uganda seeks to ban female circumcisionupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 14:16:00

In many cases it's a woman that grips the blade -- maybe clean, maybe dirty -- that cuts a girl's path to womanhood.

Basiji crackdown in Iranupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 17:51:00

This amateur video shows night shots of Iran's government police (Basiji) cracking down on a private home of protesters.

Women in Iran march against discriminationupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 17:51:00

Like thousands of other Iranian women, Parisa took to Tehran's streets this week, her heart brimming with hope. "Change," said the placards around her.

Lawyers: Abused Turkish woman in hidingupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 02:32:00

Lawyers say the winner of a landmark case that makes governments responsible for protecting women from domestic abuse is living in hiding, terrified that her ex-husband will hunt her down and kill her.

Court: Turkey failed to protect woman in domestic abuse caseupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 14:31:00

In a landmark case, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday that Turkish authorities failed to protect a woman from her abusive ex-husband, effectively allowing his pattern of domestic violence to lead to the killing of her mother at gunpoint.

African villages denounce female circumcisionupdated: Wed Apr 15 2009 07:08:00

Ten villages in western Niger have publicly denounced the practice of female genital mutilation, according to a UNICEF report.

Commentary: 'Educate a woman, create a nation'updated: Wed Mar 18 2009 12:19:00

As we mark International Women's Month in March, it is encouraging to see that the movement to recognize the vital role that women play in families, nations and economies has been building for more than a decade and that developments in the past few years have shown that real progress has begun to take hold.

Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton team up to honor womenupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 22:33:00

The power of women hit the State Department on Wednesday when first lady Michelle Obama joined Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to celebrate champions of women's rights around the world.

U.S.-Taliban deal could threaten women's rights, advocate saysupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 02:26:00

Suraya Pakzad still receives death threats for teaching women how to read and write in Taliban-controlled parts of Afghanistan.

CNN Student News One-Sheet: Women's History Monthupdated: Sun Mar 01 2009 19:40:00

March is Women's History Month, a federally recognized, nationwide celebration that encourages all Americans to reflect on the ways in which women have shaped U.S. history. But how did this celebration come to be, and why is it held in March?

CNN Student News Learning Activities: Women's History Monthupdated: Sun Mar 01 2009 19:38:00

Use these activities to encourage your students to learn about and appreciate the significant roles that women have played in shaping U.S. and world history.

Shaquille O'Neal's heroupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 16:02:00

NBA star Shaquille O'Neal's hero is Karen Earl, who helps victims of domestic violence.

Shaquille O'Neal's hero gives abuse victims a way outupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 16:02:00

Volunteering with local law enforcement, Shaquille O'Neal has learned from his peers that domestic violence calls are among the most dangerous for police officers. President Ortega vs. the Feministsupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 10:00:00

A friendly judge tossed out sexual-abuse allegations against the Nicaraguan leader, but Latin America's feminists won't let the matter rest Menopause Drug Reduces Multiple Symptomsupdated: Thu Sep 25 2008 16:00:00

An experimental menopause treatment drugmaker Wyeth is developing reduced hot flashes, trouble sleeping and other symptoms

Commentary: Don't underestimate Palin's appeal to womenupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 15:10:00

The nomination of Sarah Palin has turned our assumptions about women and politics on their head. Many Democrats have presumed that her policy positions run contrary to those held by women, and that women will not vote for her. Nicole Kidman Campaigns To Stop Violence Against Womenupdated: Wed Apr 23 2008 14:15:00

The actress and mom-to-be says she's "emotionally connected" to the issue

Rice: Justice for women must be priorityupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 20:22:00

Greater efforts must be taken to combat the growing trend of violence against women and end the "climate of perpetual fear" they face, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday.

CNN Student News Learning Activities: Women's History Monthupdated: Wed Mar 05 2008 22:04:00

Use these activities to encourage your students to learn about and appreciate the significant roles that women have played in shaping the world. Study: Estrogen May Fight Dementiaupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 16:00:00

Researchers are still figuring out the dangers and benefits of hormone replacement therapy, but two new studies give a boost to estrogen as a defense against dementia Abortion Under Siege in Latin America updated: Thu Aug 09 2007 12:05:00

Though leftist parties hold power in countries like Bolivia, pro-choice activists are finding themselves on the defensive

FSB: A Chance to Prove My Worthupdated: Thu Feb 01 2007 00:01:00

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Fortune: THE SKY'S THE LIMITupdated: Mon May 01 2006 00:01:00

HEAR THE PHRASE "woman-owned business," and what pops into your mind? Chances are it's a tiny enterprise, probably a sole proprietorship, maybe even home-based, whose customers are strictly local--...

FSB: Which Women Get Big?updated: Sat Apr 01 2006 00:01:00

Hear the phrase "woman-owned business," and what pops into your mind? Chances are it's a tiny enterprise, probably a sole proprietorship, maybe even home-based, whose customers are strictly local--...

FSB: Which Women Get Big?updated: Fri Mar 24 2006 16:24:00

Hear the phrase "woman-owned business," and what pops into your mind? Chances are it's a tiny enterprise, probably a sole proprietorship, maybe even home-based, whose customers are strictly local--a real estate office, say, or a clothing store.

Women's History Monthupdated: Tue Feb 28 2006 12:29:00

March is Women's History Month, a federally recognized, nationwide celebration that encourages all Americans to reflect on the ways in which women have shaped U.S. history. But how did this celebration come to be, and why is it held in March?

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart dealt morning-after pill setbackupdated: Wed Feb 15 2006 08:24:00

Wal-Mart pharmacies in Massachusetts will be required to carry emergency contraception pills after the state's pharmacy board ruled in favor of three women who filed complaints two weeks ago against the mega chain for refusing their prescriptions.

Showdown looms over abortion pillupdated: Tue Feb 14 2006 21:46:00

Australia's federal lawmakers have a rare chance to vote outside party lines this week and go with their conscience on what has become a fevered debate on abortion.

Females win fight for political power updated: Fri Aug 20 2004 08:55:00

On August 26, 1920, the United States took a giant democratic leap when Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby certified the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving millions of American women the right to vote for the first time in the nation's history.

FSB: Why Women Rule The latest numbers show that they are starting more new businesses than men and growing them faster. What's goingupdated: Thu Jul 01 2004 00:01:00

Let's say you're reading this while relaxing poolside in Las Vegas (lucky you). There's a good chance that whatever you're lounging on was made by Debbi Somers's company. As the name says, Somers C...

FSB: The New Soccer Moms Woman entrepreneurs are more numerous and powerful than ever--and they are becoming prized swing voters in tupdated: Thu Jul 01 2004 00:01:00

When she talks about politics, Hattie Bryant, a TV producer in San Diego, sounds like a typical entrepreneur--a majority of whom lean Republican, according to polls. "We need fewer liberals in Wash...

Fortune: Trophy Husbands Arm candy? Are you kidding? While their fast-track wives go to work, stay-at-home husbands updated: Mon Oct 14 2002 00:01:00

When Anne Stevens wakes up at 4:15 a.m. to exercise, her husband, Bill, makes coffee and breakfast for her. She leaves the house at 6:15, heading for the firing line of Ford Motor's turnaround effo...

Fortune: The 50 Most Powerful Women In Business Secrets of the Fastest-Rising Starsupdated: Mon Oct 16 2000 00:01:00

The day Debby Hopkins blew into Lucent, Jim Lusk intended to despise her. Lucent's interim chief financial officer for a stretch this year, Lusk was the guy due to get the top financial job if Chie...

FSB: Helping Women Get A Good Startupdated: Fri Sep 01 2000 00:01:00

For many female entrepreneurs, finding startup money seems like an impossible dream. Although $22.7 billion in venture capital flowed into the U.S. economy during the first quarter of 2000, accordi...

Fortune: These Women Rule Hewlett-Packard's new CEO and president tops FORTUNE's second annual ranking of the 50 updated: Mon Oct 25 1999 00:01:00

When Carly Fiorina was competing to become the new CEO of Hewlett-Packard earlier this year, she stood out not because she was a woman--two of the four finalists were--but because she had never wor...

Fortune: Where Drug Firms Fear to Tread THE LONG, STRANGE JOURNEY OF PREVENupdated: Mon Oct 26 1998 00:01:00

When it was introduced last month, the emergency contraceptive Preven made the evening news and the front pages. The attention is easy to understand: American women have an estimated 2.7 million un...


Shoya Zichy's pale-yellow living room on the Upper East Side has become an unlikely refuge for some of the best and brightest career women in New York City. In the past year they have made the pilg...

Money Magazine: WOMEN COULD BE BIG LOSERS IF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FALLSupdated: Tue Aug 01 1995 00:01:00

MEMO TO PRESIDENT CLINTON: While you and the rest of the Beltway bigwigs consider re-engineering affirmative action programs that favor minorities, the nation's 60 million working women might not c...



Fortune: MENOPAUSE AND THE WORKING BOOMER An entire generation is approaching a big change. These women will demand more on-the-job opennupdated: Mon Nov 14 1994 00:01:00

DURING AN ANNUAL industry gathering, the regional manager of a communications giant began to feel warm. The air conditioner must be on the blink, she thought. But then she realized that everyone el...

Money Magazine: Where Are All the Wanda Buffetts? These strategies can help women overcome their special problems in raising money.updated: Tue Nov 01 1994 00:01:00

LESLIE DANZIGER OF LIGHT Path Technologies in Tucson can't actually prove that being a woman hindered her efforts to raise money for her company, which makes powerful optical glass for cameras, bin...

Money Magazine: HE SAYS SHE SAYS How men and women differ about money Politically correct or not, the sexes have real differences in how they maupdated: Mon Nov 01 1993 00:01:00

It starts innocently. You're at a dinner party and toss off a flip remark about how men are more aggressive investors while women simply don't take risks. An awkward silence descends. All you can h...

Fortune: SEXUAL HARASSMENT WHAT TO DO Complaints are mounting, confusion is rampant, and almost everybody's a little nervous. But many coupdated: Mon Aug 23 1993 00:01:00

Tailhook. New rules on college campuses against romances between professors and students. A controversial book that purports to tell the real story of Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas. And of course ...

Fortune: Wall Street eyes China, the view from third base, an opening for epistemologists, and other matters. ONLY IN AMERICA (Cont'd)updated: Mon Jun 28 1993 00:01:00

The debate over sexual harassment in the American workplace has been thrown into greater turmoil by the record $1 million damages awarded this week to Sabino Gutierrez, a former manager of a Califo...

Fortune: The blue-collar economist, poker for ex-Presidents, bias in dinner invitations, and other matters. TALKING BACK TO THE MOVEMENTupdated: Mon Oct 05 1992 00:01:00

We bring assorted grievances to this item, beginning with an entry some might deem trivial: the new story line in the Blondie comic strip. Dean Young, the strip's author, denies that his latest plo...

Fortune: WHEN WILL WOMEN GET TO THE TOP? Not for a long time yet, according to a new FORTUNE CEO poll. But a few pioneers are already theupdated: Mon Sep 21 1992 00:01:00

TALK FOR A WHILE with any woman who has worked her way to the top of a sizable U.S. corporation. You'll get a strong sense that she feels a bit like Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Shepard when he improvi...

Fortune: IF YOU CAN'T JOIN 'EM, BEAT 'EM Yes, women still face discrimination. But this woman writer argues that the way to overcome it iupdated: Mon Sep 21 1992 00:01:00

EVER SINCE October, when Anita Hill told America -- before an all-male Senate committee -- that she had been sexually harassed by her former boss, Clarence Thomas, female victimitis has been spread...

Fortune: A cop-out in Hollywood, the pillowcase debate, staying in bed in Sweden, and other matters. ON GETTING ITupdated: Mon Nov 18 1991 00:01:00

As is well known, the National Organization for Women (N.O.W.), the Women's Legal Defense Fund (W.L.D.F.), the Fund for the Feminist Majority (F.F.M.), and their ever eager collaborators in the med...

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