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The Afghan girls’ robotics team that struggled to get U.S. approval to enter the country for an international competition were granted silver medals on Tuesday for their “courageous achievement”.<div>
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Afghan Girls’ Robotics Team Competes in International Competition

The Afghan girls’ robotics team that struggled to get U.S. approval to enter the country for an international competition were granted silver medals on Tuesday for their “courageous achievement”. Related posts:US Denies Visas to Afghan Girls Robotics Team, Sparks Feminist Protest Devastating Kabul Bomb Kills 90, Wounds 400 Feminist Majority Foundation Holds Congressional Briefing on […]

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The Department of Homeland Security has issued humanitarian paroles to the Afghan all-girls robotics team that had been previously denied State Department visas to come to Washington DC for an international robotics competition. The girls have now arrived in the United States for ten days to compete in the FIRST Global Challenge.<div>
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Feminist Protest Pressure Trump Administration to Grant Afghan Girls Robotics Team Visas

The Department of Homeland Security has issued humanitarian paroles to the Afghan all-girls robotics team that had been previously denied State Department visas to come to Washington DC for an international robotics competition. The girls have now arrived in the United States for ten days to compete in the FIRST Global Challenge. Related posts:US Denies […]

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The teenagers risked their lives making the 500-mile journey across Afghanistan twice to interview for visas at the U.S. embassy in Kabul— the site of several recent deadly attacks. Despite their efforts to secure a 7-day visa, the girls were rejected.<div>
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US Denies Visas to Afghan Girls Robotics Team, Sparks Feminist Protest

The teenagers risked their lives making the 500-mile journey across Afghanistan twice to interview for visas at the U.S. embassy in Kabul— the site of several recent deadly attacks. Despite their efforts to secure a 7-day visa, the girls were rejected. Related posts:American University of Afghanistan Has Reopened Following Terrorist Attack Afghanistan Now Has 260 […]

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The German Parliament has voted 393-226 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, and the bill now heads to the Bundesrat, Germany’s upper house, where it is expected to pass. A recent poll found that two-thirds of Germans support legalizing same-sex marriage.<div>
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German Parliament Votes to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

The German Parliament has voted 393-226 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, and the bill now heads to the Bundesrat, Germany’s upper house, where it is expected to pass. A recent poll found that two-thirds of Germans support legalizing same-sex marriage. Related posts:Texas Supreme Court Undermines Marriage Equality Read more at: Feminist Newswire – Feminist […]

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The TV station, which focuses on women’s voices and women’s issues, has an all-female staff of presenters and producers.<div>
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First TV Channel for Women Launches in Afghanistan

The TV station, which focuses on women’s voices and women’s issues, has an all-female staff of presenters and producers. Related posts:American University of Afghanistan Has Reopened Following Terrorist Attack Afghanistan Now Has 260 Female Judges Devastating Kabul Bomb Kills 90, Wounds 400 Read more at: Feminist Newswire – Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

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Featured presenters included Dr. Sima Samar, former Afghan Minister of Women’s Affairs and current Chairperson of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission; Gaisu Yari, former advisor to the Afghan Ministry of Women’s Affairs and a masters’ student in International Relations at Colombia University; and Belquis Ahmadi, Senior Program Officer at the United States Institute of Peace.<div>
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Feminist Majority Foundation Holds Congressional Briefing on Progress for Afghan Women and Girls

Featured presenters included Dr. Sima Samar, former Afghan Minister of Women’s Affairs and current Chairperson of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission; Gaisu Yari, former advisor to the Afghan Ministry of Women’s Affairs and a masters’ student in International Relations at Colombia University; and Belquis Ahmadi, Senior Program Officer at the United States Institute of […]

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Navalny was sentenced to 30 days in jail for organizing Monday’s unauthorized protests, which drew thousands to the streets. He intends to run for president of Russia in the coming year on a democratic, anti-corruption platform. <div>
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Russian Opposition Leader Arrested Amid Anti-Putin Protests

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The suicide bomb was detonated at 8:22 am near Zanbaq Square, a busy market and diplomatic area. The attack, which hit just days after the start of Ramadan, targeted civilians, killing many innocent women and children.<div>
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Devastating Kabul Bomb Kills 90, Wounds 400

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The email, sent to Peace Corps employees by their director Sheila Crowley, states: “Moving forward, we will not continue to use the ‘Let Girls Learn’ brand or maintain a standalone program.”<div>
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Confusion Over Administration’s Decision to End ‘Let Girls Learn’

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During the Taliban regime that fell sixteen years ago, there were no female judges.<div>
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Afghanistan Now Has 260 Female Judges

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Reports are coming out of Chechnya that a large group of gay men are being held by the government in concentration camps and have been subjected to violent interrogations.
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Persecution of Gay Men in Chechnya Escalates

Reports are coming out of Chechnya that a large group of gay men are being held by the government in concentration camps and have been subjected to violent interrogations. Related posts: Gay Men in Chechnya Targeted by Police Russia Passes Bill Decrim… Read more at: Feminist Newswire – Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

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The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) in Kabul has recently reopened after being close for seven months following a terror attack that left at least thirteen dead including seven students and one professor.<div>
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American University of Afghanistan Has Reopened Following Terrorist Attack

The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) in Kabul has recently reopened after being close for seven months following a terror attack that left at least thirteen dead including seven students and one professor. Related posts:Afghanistan’s First Female Orchestra Afghanistan Sees Increase in Conflict Related Civilian Casualties Read more at: Feminist Newswire – Feminist Majority Foundation […]

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The spokesperson for Kadyrov stated that the accusations made by the Novaya Gazeta were “absolute lies” and went on to claim that “you cannot detain and persecute people who simply do not exist in the republic.”<div>
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Gay Men in Chechnya Targeted by Police

The spokesperson for Kadyrov stated that the accusations made by the Novaya Gazeta were “absolute lies” and went on to claim that “you cannot detain and persecute people who simply do not exist in the republic.” Related posts:Russia Passes Bill Decriminalizing Forms of Domestic Abuse Read more at: Feminist Newswire – Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

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Named after a Persian literature goddess of music, the orchestra’s founder, Ahmed Naser Sarmast, hopes they can help revive Afghanistan’s rich musical tradition that has been muted after decades of war.<div>
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Afghanistan’s First Female Orchestra

Named after a Persian literature goddess of music, the orchestra’s founder, Ahmed Naser Sarmast, hopes they can help revive Afghanistan’s rich musical tradition that has been muted after decades of war. Related posts:Afghanistan Sees Increase in Conflict Related Civilian Casualties Afghanistan Women’s Advancement: Progress Report Trump’s Request for Global Gender Equity Program Details Leaves Many […]

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