Stories tagged: women's rights
UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 9:53 p.m.
Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such laws are likely unconstitutional.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018
Many areas of Syria have been liberated by forces affiliated with the Kurdish Democratic Union Party, in whose territory women are guaranteed representation at every political level, which can be …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
Sleeveless in the Speakers’ Lobby? It just might happen in the hidebound House.
Thu., July 6, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Despite the known risks on the journey to Europe, migrant women are still willing to risk their lives to escape equally dire sexual violence at home.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 5 a.m.
A chance comment led four friends into decadeslong careers in construction and road work, making them some of the first women in the city to join Local 238.
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 9:07 p.m.
House approves changes to state’s Equal Pay Act to make it harder for an employer to pay a woman less than a man doing a similar job.
Wed., March 8, 2017, 6:24 p.m.
Women across the nation took Wednesday off, refrained from shopping, dressed in red and attended rallies to bring attention to their economic clout and the discrimination they face in the …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 1 p.m.
For the first time ever, Playboy has featured a woman wearing a hijab.
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, 8:10 p.m.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tried to make the case Saturday that he’d do more to help women from the White House than Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, a lifelong champion …
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016
Her death on Monday at age 92 is symbolic of a dying era in which American conservatives have tried desperately to preserve traditional male-female roles.
Sun., June 19, 2016
Mohammed Tofeeq holds his 10-month-old daughter, Gulshan Tofeeq, while he prays Saturday at the grave of his wife, Muqadas Tofeeq, who local police say was killed by her mother, in …
Wed., June 8, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago Francis M. Thomson, the Washington State College chair of the mining and engineering department, delivered an eyebrow-raising (by today’s standards) commencement address at Spokane’s …
Sat., June 4, 2016, 8:14 p.m.
As more states adopt more-restrictive laws and the number of clinics dwindles in the so-called “abortion desert” – an area that stretches from Florida to New Mexico and north into …
Thu., June 2, 2016, 4 p.m.
The National Abortion Federation hotline referred 209 Texas patients to New Mexico last year, compared with 21 in 2013, said Vicki Saporta, the group’s president and chief executive. The number …
Wed., May 25, 2016, 10:07 a.m.
The Philippine Commission on Human Rights said Wednesday the country’s presumptive president-elect violated a law protecting women’s rights by making a rape joke during the election campaign.
Mon., May 23, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
Oscar-winning actress and activist Angelina Jolie has been appointed a visiting professor at one of Britain’s most prestigious universities.
Sat., May 21, 2016, 11:03 p.m.
For the first time since the U.N. was founded in 1945, the 193 member states will choose a new secretary-general in a relatively open and apparently transparent election. And for …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 6:26 p.m.
Women would be required to register for the military draft under a House committee’s bill that comes just months after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on front-line combat …
Wed., March 16, 2016, 11:05 a.m.
More Republican women view Trump more negatively than positively, according to Gallup. And in a hypothetical matchup with Hillary Clinton, a Washington Post/ABC News poll found this month that Trump …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016
The practice of “honor killings” continues to thrive in a belt extending from the Mediterranean to Pakistan, mainly in Muslim communities.
Thu., Jan. 14, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Ordering a California Catholic hospital to perform a tubal ligation sterilization procedure on a woman would violate its right to exercise its religious freedom, a San …
Fri., Feb. 20, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago The designers of the Spokane County Courthouse never imagined that women would serve on juries, so they didn’t include a restroom for women jurors.
Thu., Oct. 3, 2013
V. Anne Smith, a little woman with a loud voice and a big heart who led the Spokane chapter of the NAACP for 10 years, died Monday. Smith, 79, was …
Wed., March 28, 2012
What will happen to Afghan women? As the United States winds down its presence in Afghanistan and tries to talk to the Taliban, will Afghan women pay the price? Will …
Fri., Oct. 7, 2011, 7:54 a.m.
Africa’s first democratically elected female president, a Liberian campaigner against rape and a woman who stood up to Yemen’s autocratic regime won the Nobel Peace Prize today in recognition of …