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Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS

In this Thursday, July 3, 2014 photo, an elite unit of women Kurdish Peshmerga fighters trains in Sulaimaniyah, 160 miles (260 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq. AP

Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Ortiz named to women’s panel

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President Aquino has appointed Dr. Leonida B. Ortiz a commissioner in the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) representing the National Council of Women of the Philippines (NCWP) which she serves as president.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Women in Muntinlupa get free breast cancer tests


To commemorate the National Breast Cancer Awareness this October, women from Muntinlupa City and its nine villages were given free breast cancer screenings and lectures following the launch of “Ating Dibdibin” program.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

California adopts ‘yes means yes’ sex-assault rule


California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the U.S. to define when “yes means yes” and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Flight chaos as ultra-Orthodox Jews refuse to sit near women

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Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men delayed take-off of a transatlantic flight by refusing to sit next to women, and then caused chaos once it was airborne, a report said Friday.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »