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Baltimore museum to acquire only works by women in 2020

Nov. 18, 2019 4:37 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Museum of Art will add only artwork created by women to its permanent collection in 2020. Museum director Christopher Bedford announced the policy Thursday, saying something radical must be done to rectify centuries of imbalance. The Maryland museum acquired its first work by...

Opposition lawmaker claims presidency in crisis-torn Bolivia

Nov. 12, 2019 9:09 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A women's rights activist and former television presenter who became an opposition leader in the Senate declared herself Bolivia's interim president late Tuesday, promising to guide the country out of a deep crisis. Jeanine Añez, 52, was a second-tier opposition figure until the...

Judge grants USWNT class status in discrimination lawsuit

Nov. 9, 2019 4:18 PM EST

The U.S. women's national team has been granted class status in its lawsuit against U.S. Soccer that alleges gender discrimination in compensation and working conditions. U.S. District Court Judge R. Gary Klausner's ruling Friday in Los Angeles expands the case beyond the 28 players who originally brought the...

Oklahoma woman imprisoned in failure-to-protect case is free

Nov. 8, 2019 1:37 PM EST

McLOUD, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman whose sentence for failing to report her boyfriend's abuse of her children was far harsher than his for the abuse itself wiped away tears and hugged family and friends Friday as she was released after 15 years. Tondalao Hall, 35, left a women's prison in McLoud,...

UN official says fight for women's equality is far from over

Nov. 5, 2019 3:15 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The top U.N. gender equality official said Tuesday that more must be done to combat discrimination and violence against women and girls that she says persists in every part of the world. At the same time, U.N. Women's Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka expressed...

Demonstrators demand halt to killings of women in Mexico

Nov. 3, 2019 5:25 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Relatives of women and girls murdered or missing in Mexico marched through the capital Sunday carrying over 100 purple crosses inscribed with the names of victims, demanding justice for their loved ones and improved efforts to investigate their cases. Bearing T-shirts and signs with...

WeWork's ex-CEO faces pregnancy discrimination complaint

Oct. 31, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former top aide to WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann is accusing him and other executives of discriminating against her for becoming pregnant. Medina Bardhi says in a federal complaint filed Thursday that she was demoted, derided for going on leave, and ultimately fired for raising concerns....

French panel: Seize guns to reduce domestic violence

Oct. 29, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French government panel on domestic violence is urging authorities to begin confiscating guns from people following the first complaint of family violence levied against them. That proposal was one of 65 recommendations released Tuesday to tackle the intractable problem of domestic violence...

ERA activists are eyeing a win in Virginia. Is now the time?

Oct. 26, 2019 8:37 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As Carol Jenkins sees it, a nearly 100-year push to add the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is closer to reality now than it's ever been. That's why there's a "tremendous effort" underway to elect supporters of the long-stalled gender equality measure in Virginia's...

Rose McGowan sues alleging intimidation by Weinstein, others

Oct. 23, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Rose McGowan filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday alleging that Harvey Weinstein and two of his former attorneys engaged in racketeering to silence her and derail her career before she accused him of rape. The suit filed in Los Angeles names as defendants Weinstein, attorneys David...