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7 Easy Ways To Donate $20 And Actually Do Something Amazing For Women

Let’s be real: You were probably just going to spend it on takeout, anyway, so why not just donate to one of these amazing, pro-women organizations, instead? More »


The Jolie-Pitts Are House-Hunting In London So Angelina Can Pursue Her Political Career

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are house-hunting in London so that Ange can continue to pursue her career in politics. You know what I just realized? Angelina Jolie is the female equivalent of George Clooney, except with more actual political experience.

She’s been working with the United Nations for 14 yearsMore »


UN: Ban Peacekeeping Troops Who Commit Child Abuse

A UN peacekeeping review is urging a ban on peacekeeping operations from countries whose troops have abused children. More »


Brazilian President Rousseff Has Signed A New Femicide Law

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has signed a femicide bill into law, which increases the penalties for the murder of women relating to domestic violence. More »


Michael Brown’s Parents Spoke To The UN About Justice In Ferguson

Michael Brown’s parents gave a statement to the UN about the need for justice in Ferguson, Missouri. [The Root]
Jeff Osborne isn’t sorry for the Nazi imagery in his lyrical video for Nicki Minaj’s “Only,” because the First Amendment will die if he can’t be offensive. [Business Insider]
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Watch Emma Watson Address The United Nations On Gender Equality

On Saturday, Emma Watson delivered a stirring speech to the United Nations about gender inequality, addressing the stereotypes that impact and limit the rights of both men and women (while wearing a totally on point dress, I must mention). She is the UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, and a special event was held this weekend… More »


Ireland’s Ban On Abortion Will Be Challenged At The U.N.

Amanda Mellet, a 38-year-old Irishwoman, is filing a petition with the United Nations Human Rights Committee to challenge her country’s ban on abortion. In Ireland, a predominantly Catholic country, abortion only recently became legal if it is necessary to save the mother’s life. In November 2011, a pregnant Mellet was devastated to find out that… More »


6 Things To Know About The UN’s Commission On The Status Of Women

March is Women’s History Month, and this Friday is International Women’s Day. (And March is  my birth month — so many reasons to celebrate!) Fitting then that this week  kicked off the start of the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women:  10 days focused on promoting women’s rights worldwide.

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Access To Contraception Is A Human Right, United Nation Declares

Access to contraception is a universal human right, the United Nations has declared. The annual report “State Of The World Population 2012,” released today by the U.N. Population Fund regarding women and children in the developing world, is the first ever to describe contraception as a human right. By doing so, the Associated Press explains,… More »


Morning Quickies: Angelina Jolie Is Pretty Much A Diplomat Now

Angelina Jolie has been elevated from from a United Nations goodwill ambassador to a diplomatic role as special refugee envoy. Angie’s been involved with the UN for 10 years, drawing attention to humanitarian crises; in her new role, she’ll focus on large-scale crises in places like Afghanistan and Somalia. [Huffington Post]
Halle Berry… More »


Today’s Lady News: Bosnian Rape Victims To Complain To UN About Angelina Jolie’s New Movie

Women who were raped during the Bosnian war have warned they will complain to the United Nation’s refugee agency about the love story Angelina Jolie is currently filming about victims of the war. Jolie serves as the refugee agency’s goodwill ambassador. The victims are still upset by rumors that Jolie’s flick depicts a woman… More »


Drew Barrymore Brings Big Check, New Boyfriend To Oprah

Yesterday Drew Barrymore appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show to announce that she was donating $1 million dollars of her own money to the United Nations’ World Food Program, which is aiming to feed 10 million more children in Africa by Thanksgiving Day. While she was there, she also dished about her new boyfriend, Justin… More »


The Daily Hotness: George Clooney

George Clooney just keeps getting tastier. We’d like to give this former ER doctor mouth to mouth! Especially now that he’s been immortalized in jellybeans. The already edible Clooney was appointed to the United Nations Peace Envoy in January, but now the tall dark and handsome actor/director/activist has had his essence captured in a tasteful… More »