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End of Session Albany: Will Anything Get Done?

Friday, June 21, 2013

Albany legislators stayed late last night and are back this morning to conclude the session. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, New York State Senator (D-Westchester) and Democratic conference leader, discusses the work still to be done, including the disputed women's equality bills.

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The State of Women's Rights in the Middle East

Monday, March 18, 2013

After the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood publicly affirmed its longstanding fundamental views on women, women's rights activists are left to question the state of their progress in an economically-troubled country rooted in traditionalist culture.

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India's Rape Case Prompts an American Dialogue

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The brutal rape of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi has prompted demonstrations and calls for legal reforms, but not just in India. In the latest Micropolis, Arun Venugopal examines how the uproar is resonating here.

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Brutal Rape in India Prompts Protests and Reflection

Monday, December 31, 2012

There are tragedies that sometimes are so brutal in nature that they cause societies to look inward and re-evaluate their values. India is going through its a period of self-reflection after a 23-year-old female student was brutally gang raped two weeks ago. Veena Venugopal, a contributing writer to Quartz based in New Delhi and author of "Would you Like Some Bread With The Book" says that although Indian women are starting to coming forward to report rape more often, the police force is still apathetic.