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Malala Celebrates 18th Birthday at a School for Syrian Girls
Last edited 13th July 2015

On 9 October 2012, Malala Yousafzai was the victim of a Taliban attack in the Swat Valley, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a mountainous province on the border with Afghanistan, and a stronghold of Islamic extremists. She was hit on the the school bus that was taking her home after morning school.


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St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Last edited 4th September 2015

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, was canonized on 10/21/2012 by Pope Benedict XVI. Kateri was born near the town of Auriesville, New York, in the year 1656, the daughter of a Mohawk warrior.


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Educate Girls to the 'Beauty and Grandeur of their Vocation' - Pope Francis
Last edited 1st July 2015

Pope Francis on Friday praised Catholic girl scout leaders’ “absolutely crucial” role in educating women for their vocation and responsibilities in a world of ideologies that work against God and treat women as inferior.


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Aboriginal Women's Sexual Assault Network Faces Closure as Private Funding Runs Out
Last edited 30th June 2015

Hey Sis, We've Got Your Back is a groundbreaking program that has been working to combat sexual violence against Indigenous women. The program receives no government funding. Up until now it has relied on private donations but the money has finally run out.

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Stolen Faces: The Female Victims of Bangladesh Acid Attacks Refuse to be Beaten
Last edited 30th June 2015

Every week, somewhere in Bangladesh, a woman’s life is changed forever when she is doused with acid and disfigured.Women are also regularly attacked in Cambodia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. The western world isn’t immune either.The motivations vary but most are very simple: a man’s reputation has been damaged. Maybe his sexual advances were rejected. Maybe he was cheated on. Whatever the reason, the punishment does not fit the crime.

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#selfiewithdaughter: India PM Calls for Daughter Selfies to Tackle Plummeting Sex Ratios
Last edited 30th June 2015

The gender ratio is a problem in India - due in part to illegal sex-selective abortions, female infanticide, neglect and discrimination against girls in some parts of the country. The hashtag #selfiewithdaughter began trending on Twitter, after a village in Haryana state - which has one of the lowest ratios - asked people to pose with their daughters in a selfie contest. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for people across the country to join in and share pictures taken with their daughters.

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Rhino Angels: World’s First Female Anti-Poaching Unit
Last edited 29th June 2015

These women were so appalled by the mutilation and killing of rhinos that they decided to fight back - they call themselves the Black Mambas.

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How He Loves
Last edited 21st June 2015

A speaker at the Life Teen Leadership Conference asked all the young women in the room to sit down and all the young men to stand up. He proceeded to say, “These young women have all been hurt by men in some way, many very deeply.” He said that in a moment he would ask the hundreds of young men, our brothers-in-Christ standing beside us, to sing the song, “How He Loves” over us.


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Church Has Four New Women Saints
Last edited 4th September 2015

Pope Francis has declared four women saints, include two Palestinians, a French nun and an Italian nun. Video by Catholic News Service. St Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas and St Mariam of Jesus Crucified Baouardy were both from Palestine. St Jeanne Emilie de Villeneuve was a French nun and foundress. St Maria Cristina of the Immaculate Conception came from Italy. Video by Catholic News Service.

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Pope Francis Canonises Two Palestinian Nuns
Last edited 4th September 2015

Pope Francis has canonised two 19th Century nuns who lived in Ottoman-ruled Palestine, making them the first Palestinian saints in modern times. Marie Alphonsine Ghattas and Mariam Bawardy were among four new saints declared in Rome's St Peter's Square.


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