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Clinton to Host US-Afghan Women’s Council Celebrations

Posted March 20th, 2012 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. State Department says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will host a celebration Wednesday to mark the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council, in appreciation for its ongoing work to support women and girls in Afghanistan. A statement issued Tuesday says former first lady Laura Bush will be a special guest, while Afghan […]

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3 Groups Receive First Ever US Innovation Award for Women’s Empowerment

Posted March 9th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has presented awards of half-a-million dollars each to three organizations working to empower women and girls in India, Kenya and Tanzania. The three groups — Chintan, Samasource and KickStart — are the first ever recipients of the Secretary’s Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. The award […]

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Women Honored for Fighting for World ‘As They Know it Should Be’

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Ten of the world’s leading women activists are being honored for their efforts to improve the lives of women despite obstacles and threats to their safety. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. first lady Michelle Obama presented the 2012 International Women of Courage Awards during a ceremony in Washington Thursday. Secretary Clinton said […]

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World Urged to Focus on Plight of Rural Women

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Countries around the world are marking International Women’s Day, celebrating the gains made by women in business, politics and education. But United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says those gains are not enough. In a statement Thursday, the U.N. chief warned the world still has “a long way to go” before women and girls universally enjoy […]

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Stosur Defeats a Feisty Williams to Win US Open

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 2:32 am (UTC-5)
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Australian Samantha Stosur defeated tournament-favorite Serena Williams in straight sets on Sunday, pulling off one of the biggest upsets in U.S. Open history. The ninth-seeded Stosur needed just 73 minutes to beat Williams 6-2 6-3, becoming Australia’s first woman to win a Grand Slam title in more than 30 years. The match was marked not […]

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US Mandates Insurance Coverage for Birth Control

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued rules requiring new health insurance plans to fully cover preventative care for women, including birth control. Those new rules have sparked controversy with groups opposed to all birth control, such as the Roman Catholic Church, and those who approve of only some types of birth […]

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Japanese Women’s Football Team Makes Triumphant Return Home

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of flag-waving fans flocked to Tokyo’s Narita Airport Tuesday to welcome Japan’s women’s football players on their return home as the nation’s first World Cup champions. Fans waved and cheered as the players strode through the terminal wearing the gold medals they earned with an unexpected victory over the United States. The women stunned […]

Japan Wins Women’s World Cup

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s women’s football team has won the 2011 World Cup championship, beating the United States in a penalty shootout following a 2-2 draw after extra time. The win Sunday made Japan the first Asian nation to win the World Cup title, and it denied the United States a chance to become the first team to […]

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Japan Wins Women’s World Cup

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan’s women’s soccer team has won the 2011 World Cup championship, beating the United States in a penalty shootout following a 2-2 draw after extra time. The win Sunday made Japan the first Asian nation to win the World Cup title, and it denied the United States a chance to become the first team to […]

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US, Japan Compete in Women’s World Cup Final

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. women’s soccer team is seeking its third World Cup championship when it goes against Japan during Sunday’s match in Frankfurt, Germany. The U.S. team, which is top ranked in this year’s tournament, is the strong favorite against Japan, which has never won a major women’s title. The United States needed to defeat France […]

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