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The Malala Effect: 5 snapshots of girls’ education in the Muslim world

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Demonstrators shout during a Jan. 16 protest on behalf of a gang rape victim assaulted in New Delhi Dec. 16. Photo by: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
Women Making a Difference: Three stories on how women are influencing change around the world
Nonprofits respond to the Delhi gang-rape case
'Solar Mamas'” Barefoot College women turn on the lights in off-grid villages
Rachel Goble helps stop sex trafficking of impoverished children

Demonstrators shout during a Jan. 16 protest on behalf of a gang rape victim assaulted in New Delhi Dec. 16. Photo by: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

Women Making a Difference: Three stories on how women are influencing change around the world

Nonprofits respond to the Delhi gang-rape case

'Solar Mamas'” Barefoot College women turn on the lights in off-grid villages

Rachel Goble helps stop sex trafficking of impoverished children

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Graphic by: Rich Clabaugh/The Christian Science Monitor
Global Gender Gap: This week the Pentagon announced American women will be allowed in combat, and in India, court proceedings began for the five men charged in the controversial Delhi gang rape case.
The Monitor examines how views about women are changing around the world.
Beyond rape trial, a bigger question about women’s status in India
Women allowed in combat: Will that mean it’s less safe for men?
Women and language: When young women find their ‘creaky’ voice

Graphic by: Rich Clabaugh/The Christian Science Monitor

Global Gender Gap: This week the Pentagon announced American women will be allowed in combat, and in India, court proceedings began for the five men charged in the controversial Delhi gang rape case.

The Monitor examines how views about women are changing around the world.

Beyond rape trial, a bigger question about women’s status in India

Women allowed in combat: Will that mean it’s less safe for men?

Women and language: When young women find their ‘creaky’ voice

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Gwladys Bernard (l.) and Clémentine Pirlot of La Barbe (The Beard), a French feminist group, pose by a Paris subway wearing the group’s trademark fake beards. Photo by Bastien Inzaurralde/The Christian Science Monitor
Women Around the World: Three stories of politics, women’s rights, and efforts at change in Kenya, France, and India
In Kenya solar lamps reduce childbirth risks
Instead of relying on moonlight or dangerous and smoky kerosene lamps, midwives now use solar-powered lamps to make childbirth safer in remote regions of Kenya that are off the electric grid.
Do French women need feminism?
Working French women, backed by generous government policies, enjoy a reputation for ‘having it all.’ But that may not mean what Americans might think.
India gang rape: Why was everyone so slow to help?
India has no ‘Good Samaritan Law’ to give legal protection to people who step in, and Indians tend to avoid getting tangled with police.

Gwladys Bernard (l.) and Clémentine Pirlot of La Barbe (The Beard), a French feminist group, pose by a Paris subway wearing the group’s trademark fake beards. Photo by Bastien Inzaurralde/The Christian Science Monitor

Women Around the World: Three stories of politics, women’s rights, and efforts at change in Kenya, France, and India

In Kenya solar lamps reduce childbirth risks

Instead of relying on moonlight or dangerous and smoky kerosene lamps, midwives now use solar-powered lamps to make childbirth safer in remote regions of Kenya that are off the electric grid.

Do French women need feminism?

Working French women, backed by generous government policies, enjoy a reputation for ‘having it all.’ But that may not mean what Americans might think.

India gang rape: Why was everyone so slow to help?

India has no ‘Good Samaritan Law’ to give legal protection to people who step in, and Indians tend to avoid getting tangled with police.

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Come January, a historic number of women senators will be taking up the pressing issues on Capitol Hill.

(Source: csmonitor.com)

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Presidential Campaign 101: Differences between the candidates

We’ve started a series on our DC Decoder blog outlining distinct differences between Obama and Romney as they campaign for the presidency. Here are the first three posts of the multi-part series.

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A graphic from our feature, "Women in combat: US military on verge of making it official," this week’s cover story.

A graphic from our feature, "Women in combat: US military on verge of making it official," this week’s cover story.

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Nobel Peace Prize highlights role of women in achieving peace, democracy

The award sets a historic precedent by going to three women for the first time. In the history of the prize, only 12 out of the 97 individuals who have received the prize were women.


(Source: csmonitor.com)

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What North and South Sudan need now: more women at the negotiating table

Sudan may have split into two new countries, but the violent disagreements continue. According to Jacqueline O’Neill,  the director of the Institute for Inclusive Securitynew talks must include more women. Read the full opinion piece here.

The Institute uses research, training and advocacy to promote the inclusion of all stakeholders, particularly women, in peace processes. O’Neill worked previously as the UN Mission in Sudan and Sudan’s Ahfad University for Women.