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Landmark ruling grants women equal rights in Indian army

The judgment, seen as a landmark decision for the Indian military, means that all women will now be eligible for the same promotions, ranks, benefits and pensions as their male counterparts, irrespective of their years of service or whether they had retired.

Women’s rights group eliminates female genital mutilation in Kurdistan’s Garmiyan region

On International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a women’s rights group active in the Kurdistan Region announced that zero cases of GM were reported in the Garmiyan Administration in 2019.

Thousands of Japanese women join campaign to ban workplace high heel requirements

More than 19,000 people in Japan have signed a petition to ban office dress codes which force women to wear high heels to work.

34 black women graduate from West Point, in the most diverse class ever

The 2019 class of graduates included a record number of Black and Hispanic women.

World Surf League will now award equal pay to men and women athletes

17-year-old Caroline Marks became the first woman to win the same $100,000 prize as her male counterparts earlier this week when she won the first competition of the 2019 World Surf League's Championship Tour.

5 million Indian women just made a 385-mile human chain for gender equality

The wall was a statement of gender equality, and a call to end violent protests against women trying to enter Kerala's Sabarimala temple, a pilgrimage site for Hindus.

New Mexico Democrat Debra Haaland and Kansas Democrat Sharice Davids become the first Native American women elected to U.S. Congress

Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland made history on Tuesday by becoming the first Native American women elected to Congress.

Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota become the first Muslim women elected to U.S. Congress

Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota became the first Muslim women elected to Congress.

Record number of women heading to U.S. Congress

More than 100 women were projected to win seats in the House of Representatives, easily shattering the record.

Alaska sees first two transgender women elected to office

Kathy Ottersten and Liz Lyke recently took positions as elected officials during the past municipal election.

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