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Christian Schools Transform Education for Nepal’s Girls

Last edited 19th March 2015

Because of the influence of 100 Christian schools, including 20 Catholic schools, as many young women as young men are now graduating from high school in Nepal. “In traditional Hindu societies like Nepal's, girls tend to be denied the opportunity to learn how to read and write,” a local educational expert said in an interview with AsiaNews. “Families prefer early marriage, sometimes even before the girls are fully developed physically.”

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Letter of Pope John Paul II to Women, 1995

Last edited 9th March 2015

I greet you all most cordially, women throughout the world!

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20 Inspiring Black Women who have Changed Australia

Last edited 8th March 2015

To mark this year's International Women's Day, NITV has put together a list of 20 trailblazing Indigenous women who have changed Australia.

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In One Instagram, Reese Witherspoon Just Took Down the Absurdity of the Red Carpet

Last edited 23rd February 2015

There's nothing wrong with celebrating pretty dresses on Oscar night — so long as reporters take care to celebrate the women wearing them too. That's the thinking behind #AskHerMore, an empowering hashtag that has taken Twitter by storm in the lead-up to Sunday's Academy Awards and sparked an invaluable conversation about red carpet sexism.

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A Women's Shelter or a Graveyard – How '50 Shades of Grey' Ends in Real Life

Last edited 11th February 2015

Valentine’s Day plans do not typically include domestic abuse. Yet thousands of couples are already pre-purchasing their movie tickets for “50 Shades of Grey,” a film which many critics are saying romanticises and attempts to normalise violence against women.

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My Body Broken for You

Last edited 11th February 2015

My scars and changed self serve as a reminder of the Great Love that sacrificed His own body. Who bore His own scars. Whose body was broken that we might have life. I suppose great love always requires sacrifice. But if His love has taught me anything, it is that the sacrifice is always worth the gain.

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Carl Djerassi, Father of the Pill, Dies

Last edited 3rd February 2015

Carl Djerassi, widely dubbed “the father of the Pill”, has died at his home in San Francisco at the age of 91. Though best known for synthesizing the hormone that became the key ingredient of the contraceptive pill, the eminent Stanford University professor emeritus made a number of significant contributions to science and technology.

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Holy See to UN: Stop Ignoring Attacks on Christian Women & Girls

Last edited 3rd February 2015

The Holy See’s delegation to the United Nations has warned that Christians face “extinction” in some regions of armed conflict, with Christian women and girls particularly vulnerable.

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Women Are Irreplaceable in Passing on the Faith, Pope Says

Last edited 26th January 2015

Women in the family have a crucial role in transmitting the faith from one generation to the next, said Pope Francis during morning Mass for the feast of saints Timothy and Titus. Addressing the congregation gathered in the Vatican's Santa Marta residence on Jan. 26, the Pope centered his reflection on Paul’s letter to Timothy – who writes that his “sincere faith” comes from the Holy Spirit “through his mother and grandmother”.

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The Feminist Case Against Abortion

Last edited 20th January 2015

Not all feminists support abortion. Properly defined, feminism is a philosophy that embraces basic rights for all human beings without exception—without regard to race, religion, sex, size, age, location, disability or parentage. Feminism rejects the use of force to dominate, control or destroy anyone.

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