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While the law protects Americans from discrimination based on race, religion, gender, socio-economic status, and sexuality, almost all states have no laws in place that prevent discrimination based on a person's weight. University of Iowa student Jordan Ramos learned that lesson the hard way.

Shirin Ebadi - stands for human rights. Despite threats on her life in her home country of Iran, she has continued her efforts to support democracy and the rights of women, children and refugees. She is the first ever Muslim woman to have received the Nobel Peace Prize which she was awarded in 2003

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Does this picture make you uncomfortable? The Texas Observer perfectly captures the pattern we’re seeing across the country of extreme government overreach into women’s lives. Politicians are forcing themselves between women and doctors by passing restrictive bills that decide what is “best” for women and their families. They just don’t get it. Reproductive health decisions are between a woman and her doctor. Period.

An 18 year old woman from Tennessee volunteers in Uganda, and falls in love with the country and its people, adopts 13 daughters, and never goes home. She started a ministry, a school, and a feeding program. I CAN NOT stop reading this blog.

Old woman begging in Lviv The political and economic situation in the Ukraine does not allow for any kind of welfare state, so elderly citizens who can no longer work are forced to beg to eke out their meagre existence. Although there is an increasing middle class in many Ukrainian cities, there is still great poverty in Lviv, in the west of the country. << bidna baba

There is a country where the leading cause of death of pregnant women is murder by a partner. In this same country, more than a million women were raped in 2008 and women are much more likely to live in poverty than men. Local laws don’t protect their right to bodily freedom and integrity; some rape laws even state that once a woman initially consents to sex, she doesn’t have the right to change her mind. You may have caught on by now — yes, I’m talking about the United States.