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Top Feminist News - 11/18/2013 - 11/22/2013

Nov 22 2013
Senate Fails to Vote on Military Sexual Assault Bill
After hours of debate, the Senate failed to vote yesterday on the Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA)...
Nov 21 2013
Updates to PEPFAR Increase Oversight, Funding for Children
Congress passed the US President's 
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013 on Tuesday, reaffirming and strengthening its commitment to reducing global HIV/AIDS...
Nov 20 2013
Albuquerque Voters Defeat Anti-Abortion Ballot Measure
Last night, voters in Albuquerque, New Mexico 
defeated an unprecedented ballot measure that would have banned abortion after 20 weeks and contained no exceptions for rape, incest, or the health of the woman...
Nov 19 2013
Albuquerque Residents Vote On 20 Week Abortion Ban Today
Residents in the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico will vote on a
 ballot measure today that, if passed, would ban abortion after 20 weeks of gestation without exceptions for the life and health of the mother or survivors of rape or incest...
Nov 18 2013
US Leaders Speak Out on Role of Women in Afghanistan's Transition
Secretary of State John Kerry, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former First Lady Laura Bush called for increased support for Afghan women during the "Advancing Afghan Women: Promoting Peace and Progress in Afghanistan"
symposium held in Washington, DC last week. The US leaders asserted that women must be a strong part of Afghanistan's upcoming political, security, and economic transitions as Afghanistan holds new elections and the US withdraws its troops in 2014...

Other Feminist News This Week

Nov 22 2013
Janet Yellen Closer to Becoming Fed Chief
Nov 22 2013
US and Afghanistan Agree on Language for Bilateral Security Agreement
Nov 21 2013
Massachusetts Senate Votes to Raise State Minimum Wage to $11
Nov 20 2013
Supreme Court Refuses to Block Texas Abortion Law
Nov 19 2013
NY Court Affirms Right of Pregnant Women to Move Freely
Nov 19 2013
Report Reveals LGBT People of Color Are Most Disadvantaged Workers
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