Stories tagged: "women"


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Women Who Accused Gynecologist of Unnecessary Procedures Should Be Able to Apply for Visas, Democrats Say

The immigrant women allege that a doctor conducted nonconsensual gynecological procedures while they were at Irwin County Detention Center.

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Biden Begins Working Toward a White House That ‘Looks Like America’

Nine of the 13 members of Biden’s Covid-19 advisory board are people of color, and five of the members are women.

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Equal Pay, Health Care, and Access: What a Biden Presidency Means for Women

The champion for equal rights is getitng ready to launch his bold, comprehensive plan to further women's economic and physical security.

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US Deports Migrant Women Who Alleged Abuse by Georgia Doctor

More migrant women face deportation as they speak out against an OBGYN doctor at an ICE detention center in Georgia.

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Several PR Governor Candidates Avoid Taking Up Gender Equity as Violence Continues

Experts and activists have proposed gender rights as a solution to the violence afflicting the island, but the predominance of conservative values is at odds with the idea.

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Women Are Disappearing in Puerto Rico. Activists Are Calling for a State of Emergency.

The recent kidnapping of a 20-year-old woman on the island adds to the list of 21 missing women since the beginning of the year.

Dawn Wooten, left, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, speaks at a Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 news conference in Atlanta protesting conditions at the immigration jail. Wooten says authorities denied COVID-19 tests to immigrants, performed questionable hysterectomies and shredded records in a complaint filed to the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)
DHS Announces Investigation into Claims of ICE Detainees Being Sterilized Without Their Consent

A whistleblower reported earlier this week that immigrant women detained at a Georgia detention center were being forced to undergo unnecessary gynecological procedures without their consent.