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Report: Crimes against Native women vastly underreported in urban areas

While rates of violence on reservations have been found to be as high as 10 times the national average, no research had been done in the area of indigenous women in cities, even though “71 percent of American Indians and Alaska natives live in urban areas," the report said.... Read more»

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Women account for 39 percent of Az ballot, among highest in nation

There are 90 women on the ballot for state or federal office in Arizona this year, accounting for a record-setting 39 percent of the candidates in the state.... Read more»

Deportation fears worsen painful experience of domestic violence

Undocumented women face a double whammy when it comes to reporting domestic violence: the added fear of being deported, according to Dorian Townsend, executive director of Community Alliance Against Family Abuse in Arizona.... Read more»

Minority, civil rights groups will work with Trump, fight if need be

Minority and civil rights organizations met in Washington Thursday with a message for President-elect Donald Trump: They are willing to work with his administration, but only if he rejects what they called the hateful rhetoric of his campaign.... Read more»

Franks urges action on pro-life bill stalled in Az Senate for a year

More than a year after his Born Alive Protection Act passed the House, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, called on senators to act on the bill before the legislative calendar runs out.... Read more»

Az gets failing grade for policies to support new working parents

Arizona received a failing grade for its policies to help expecting and new parents, only meeting the minimum federal standards under the Family and Medical Leave Act, according to a national report card released Wednesday.... Read more»

Ted Cruz: Drafting women into military combat is 'nuts'

Unprompted and in the final days of his New Hampshire primary campaign, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz unleashed ire at the notion of drafting women into military combat.... Read more»1

FactCheck: Fiorina on defunding Planned Parenthood

Carly Fiorina claims “the vast majority of Americans” support defunding Planned Parenthood.... Read more»

Pascua Yaqui: Domestic violence pilot 'very successful,' but hurdles remain

The Pascua Yaqui tribe was one of three to pilot a program allowing tribal courts to prosecute non-Indians for acts of violence against women on reservations.... Read more»

FactCheck

Jeb Bush attacks Planned Parenthood

Jeb Bush claims Planned Parenthood should not receive federal funding because “they’re not actually doing women’s health issues.” ... Read more»

Factchecking Trump's amnesia on insulting women

Donald Trump denied that he had ever called female adversaries some of the words Fox News host Megyn Kelly listed at the first GOP debate — “fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.” In fact, he has used all of those terms.... Read more»

Far from home

Sexual violence plagues young women attempting to flee Central America

A brutal pattern of sexual violence affects thousands of girls and young women who flee from Central America to enter the United States, reveals a review of legal documents and interviews with defense lawyers in political asylum cases along with Los Angeles religious and social service workers.... Read more»

Mexico issues ‘gender alert’ to stop rampant killing of women

The United Nations has called the abduction and murder of women in Mexico a “pandemic.” Some organizations estimate six women are killed every day across the country.... Read more»

FactCheck: Does Obamacare interfere with mammograms?

Get ready for another round of misleading claims about the government interfering with women’s ability to get mammograms.... Read more»

FactCheck: Does a fetus feel pain at 20 weeks?

A number of Republican House members say scientific research proves a 20-week-old fetus can feel pain. But the ability to feel pain at that specific point in gestation is unproven.... Read more»

Talc-ovarian cancer link sparks growing legal battle

Talc powder might be a cause ovarian cancer–who knew? It turned out that some people did. Since the early 1980s, a slew of studies have found that women who regularly used talc powder for feminine hygiene had higher than average rates of ovarian cancer. Yet the evidence–which fell short of proving causation–was mostly confined to medical journals and has barely made a blip on the public radar.... Read more»

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