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NBI raid saves trafficked women at Caloocan hotel

Six women, two of them minors, were rescued and nine people were arrested Thursday night as government agents raided a small hotel in Caloocan City that was allegedly used as a front for prostitution, the National Bureau of Investigation said.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Church of England to vote on allowing women bishops

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The Church of England could vote to allow female bishops for the first time in its history on Monday, ending half a century of bitter divisions over the role of women.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US Navy gets its first four-star female admiral

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus congratulates Adm. Michelle Howard after putting on her fourth star during her promotion ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. Howard is the first woman to be promoted to the rank of admiral in the history of the Navy and will assume the duties and responsibilities as the 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations from Adm. Mark Ferguson. PETER LAWLOR

The US Navy has promoted a woman to the rank of a four-star admiral for the first time in its 238-year history, a milestone for females in the American military.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Women farmers lay claim to 80,000 ha for CARP

FARMERS call this machine “halimaw” or beast, blaming mechanization for loss of income. ANSELMO ROQUE/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

The Pambansang Koalisyon ng Kababaihan sa Kanayunan (PKKK) has filed petitions for the issuance of notices of coverage (NOCs) for agrarian reform of more than 80,000 hectares of land nationwide in a bid to have these distributed to landless women farmers.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Behind bars: Thai women pay high price for drugs

This picture taken on November 22, 2013 shows Thai female inmate Mai, 27, who was sentenced to three years in jail after she was caught with 20 illegal methamphetamine pills, known locally as "yaba", posing with her then one month-old son at a prison in Ayutthaya, north of Bangkok. AFP FILE PHOTO

Lured by easy money, an escape from poverty or family pressure, thousands of women are locked up for drug offenses in Thailand, which has one of the world’s highest rates of female imprisonment.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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