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U.S. Will Sign U.N. Declaration on Gay Rights

The United States will join 66 other nations around the world who have signed the United Nations’ Declaration on Gay Rights. This declaration condemns human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It calls for a “decriminalization of … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Expected to Usher in Advances for Women’s Rights

Women’s rights advocates are hopeful this week as President Barack Obama officially began his term as the 44th president.  President Obama is expected to advance women’s rights by issuing executive orders which will rescind the Global Gag Rule and release … Continue reading

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U.S. Ranks 27th in Gender Equity

The 2008 Global Gender Gap report was released by the World Economic Forum last week, and the United States is lagging behind countries such as Germany, France, Lesotho and Cuba when it comes to equality between the sexes. Using United … Continue reading

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U.S. has Dismal Rate of Preterm Births

USA Today reports that the March of Dimes has just released its first “Premature Birth Report Card” for the United States, and it’s not very encouraging. Overall, the nation gets a “D,” with 530,000 preterm births each year. According to … Continue reading

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