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March 10 Is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

AIDS | By EDGE | Mar 10
Tuesday, March 10, will mark the 10th observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). Like last year, the theme of 2015 NWGHAAD is: "Share Knowledge. Take Action."

On Int'l Women's Day, Women Farmers Key to Fighting Hunger

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Mar 6
Marking International Women's Day 2015, leaders from the United Nations' three Rome-based food agencies gathered to remind the world that women farmers play a central role in achieving food and nutrition security.

Texas Hosts STAPLE! Indie Media Expo for Women

BOOKS | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 6
On March 7-8 in Austin, Texas, women come together for the STAPLE! Independent Media Expo, a tastefully presented two-day convention featuring the best of independently produced comics, zines, art, crafts, games and more.

Food for the Hungry Celebrates International Women's Day

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Mar 6
Sunday, March 8 is International Women's Day and this year's theme is "Make it Happen." Food for the Hungry (FH) is "making it happen" by providing the skills and training needed to lift women out of poverty.

Activists Mobilize for One Billion Rising: Revolution Campaign

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 6
On February 7 in New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom, One Billion Rising will host a kickoff event for their February 14 week of action to end violence against women and girls.

On Intl. Migrants Day, IFUW Notes Most Refugees Are Women

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 17
In anticipation of International Migrants Day on December 18, the International Federation of University Women (IFUW) highlights the need for good education and job for women and migrants.

Kim Rocco Shields Imagines World Where Gay is Norm

MOVIES | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 11
Imagine a world where being gay was the norm. This is the world that up and coming young director Kim Rocco Shields has created in her new feature film.

Conservatives Try to Block Natl. Women's History Museum

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 10
The Religious Right is making one last attempt to block the creation of a new museum dedicated to American women's history, despite numerous failed efforts to derail the project.

IFUW Affirms Girls' Education on Human Rights Day

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 8
On December 10, Human Rights Day, the International Federation of University Women (IFUW) draws global attention to the fundamental human right to education, which directly enhances sustainable development and is a critical means to combat poverty.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 21
Post orange banners, ribbons and flag in your neighborhood on November 25 for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

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