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In Chile, women politicians rise, but women’s rights lag

“In Chile, the skirt’s in charge,” blared the headline of Santiago tabloid La Cuarta the day after Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn Matthei advanced to a second round in the country’s presidential race. Voters today will pick between the two life-long politicians in the first presidential election in Latin America where…

UN ‘concerned’ about beatings of women in Egypt

UNITED NATIONS — The UN women’s agency on Thursday expressed “great concern” over the recent attacks on women protesters in Egypt and called on military to respect their civil rights. “Women, along with men and children, have been victims of the excessive use of force against peaceful protesters over this…