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MAR 13, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Acid Attack Survivors Pose As 'Calendar Girls' To Redefine Beauty

You don't see too many burns on the faces of calendar models, but that's exactly why the women featured in "Bello" are smiling big for the camera. The calendar -- featuring women who survived acid attacks -- was created as part of the Stop Acid Attacks campaign by the Chhanv Foundation in India, Quartz reported. Funds raised from the sales ...

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MAR 12, 2015 - The Guardian

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Five Chinese feminists held over International Women's Day plans

Activists are being criminally detained after reportedly planning to distribute stickers with slogans highlighting sexual harrassmentConcern is growing for five Chinese feminists detained on suspicion of “picking quarrels and creating a disturbance” after planning to highlight sexual harassment on International Women’s Day.The detainees are known for their work on women’s and LGBT rights and include some who have launched eye-catching, ...

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MAR 11, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Afghanistan's only woman taxi driver steers change

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (AP) — Sara Bahai's decision to become Afghanistan's only known female taxi driver was motivated less by ideals of equality than by the need to support an extended family — and a love of driving that has confined her conservative detractors to the rear-view mirror. Women who step out of their homes unaccompanied by male relatives often face ...

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