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Slaying of Libya activist draws UN, Western condemnation

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 16:19

The slaying of a Libyan women`s rights activist in her home just hours after she voted in a general election drew Western and UN condemnation on Thursday.

Women running the Mumbai Marathon 2014

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 21:58

Here are marathoners from who you could draw a well of inspiration

Spain government takes tough stand on abortion

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 09:32

The Spanish government has given its consent to the tough abortion law that would not allow Spanish women to freely choose an abortion during the early stages of pregnancy.

Gay sex ruling: Activists pin hope on govt after SC verdict

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 22:05

Women rights activists asked government to file petition in Supreme Court seeking review of verdict upholding law criminalising homosexuality but address the grievances of the LGBT community.

Bill passed, law formed on women rights in J&K: Cong Minister

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 20:59

Lashing out at Narendra Modi for his "lack of knowledge", the Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday said a Bill to provide "rights" to women even after their marriage outside the state had been passed and a law formed.

Malala Yousafzai not afraid of terror threats, says Mahatma Gandhi inspires her

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013, 20:08

Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by Taliban in October 2012, on Friday addressed the United Nations.

Eva Longoria honoured for work as women`s rights activist

Last Updated: Saturday, June 08, 2013, 14:59

Eva Longoria was presented with an award at the Women of Distinction Awards Gala in Washington D.C. on Friday night for her work as a women`s rights activist.

Committed to women rights: Maldives` President

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 09, 2013, 21:46

Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed on Tuesday said that the country is a young democracy working to balance religious faith with new democratic values.

Bollywood supports US playwright Eve Ensler`s gender justice fight

Last Updated: Friday, January 04, 2013, 13:18

American playwright and activist Eve Ensler, currently in India to gather support for her global movement to uproot violence against women, is also celebrating 10 years of her award-winning play `The Vagina Monologues` in the country.

US asks Iran to protect women`s rights

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 11:40

US urged Iran to protect women rights as it expressed concern over news reports that 36 Iranian universities have banned women from 77 fields of study.

Draft Maharashtra law widens women rights

Last Updated: Sunday, March 11, 2012, 17:53

A draft law prepared by the Maharashtra government sought to give women rights of an equal partner in husband`s property.

Women rights activist held for attacking cops

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 12:35

Women rights activist Sampat Pal, who is a Congress candidate for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, has been arrested with her nine aides for assaulting policemen in Chitrakoot district, an official said on Tuesday.