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Evelyn Hernandez, who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for a suspected abortion in El Salvador, has been cleared of aggravated homicide, Reuters reports.
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El Salvador has some of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the world, with abortion illegal in all circumstances. The retrial was closely watched around the world, with women's rights activists calling for an acquittal.
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Hernandez, who has already served three years of the sentence, told the crowds outside the court building, ‘Thank God, justice was done,’ going on to say, “There are many women who are still locked up and I call for them to be freed soon, too.”
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The twenty-one-year-old had always maintained she was innocent, saying that she did not know she was pregnant and lost consciousness during the birth.
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Photo: REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Evelyn Hernandez, who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for a suspected abortion in El Salvador, has been cleared of aggravated homicide, Reuters reports.

El Salvador has some of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the world, with abortion illegal in all circumstances. The retrial was closely watched around the world, with women's rights activists calling for an acquittal.

Hernandez, who has already served three years of the sentence, told the crowds outside the court building, ‘Thank God, justice was done,’ going on to say, “There are many women who are still locked up and I call for them to be freed soon, too.”

The twenty-one-year-old had always maintained she was innocent, saying that she did not know she was pregnant and lost consciousness during the birth.

#justiciaparaevelyn
Photo: REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

368 3 4 hours ago
'Integrity starts with looking in the mirror and this letter calls on everyone, not just our community, to choose humanity and decency over hate and violence.'
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Eva Longoria has joined together with 150 activists and celebrities penning an open letter of solidarity to the Latinx community. It comes in the wake of the mass shooting in El Paso that killed 22 people and injured 24 others, and recent ICE raids in Mississippi which saw 680 individuals taken into custody, CNN reports.
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The letter was published in the New York Times, HOLA!, El Nuevo Herald, La Opinión and El Diario Friday. Among the signatories were Jennifer Lopez, Gina Rodriguez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Carmen Perez, Anthony D. Romero, Wilmer Valderrama, Zoe Saldana, Salma Hayek Pinault, Ricky Martin, Rosario Dawson, Diego Luna, Dolores Huerta and Sandra Cisneros.
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Actor America Ferrera said in a statement, ‘As a Latina, my heart breaks with every attack on our dignity, humanity and lives. And as an American, I fear for the future of my country when our culture and policies lack a basic decency and respect for human life. We all have a responsibility to show up in this moment and demand decency for one another and for our country.’
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Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

'Integrity starts with looking in the mirror and this letter calls on everyone, not just our community, to choose humanity and decency over hate and violence.'

Eva Longoria has joined together with 150 activists and celebrities penning an open letter of solidarity to the Latinx community. It comes in the wake of the mass shooting in El Paso that killed 22 people and injured 24 others, and recent ICE raids in Mississippi which saw 680 individuals taken into custody, CNN reports.

The letter was published in the New York Times, HOLA!, El Nuevo Herald, La Opinión and El Diario Friday. Among the signatories were Jennifer Lopez, Gina Rodriguez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Carmen Perez, Anthony D. Romero, Wilmer Valderrama, Zoe Saldana, Salma Hayek Pinault, Ricky Martin, Rosario Dawson, Diego Luna, Dolores Huerta and Sandra Cisneros.

Actor America Ferrera said in a statement, ‘As a Latina, my heart breaks with every attack on our dignity, humanity and lives. And as an American, I fear for the future of my country when our culture and policies lack a basic decency and respect for human life. We all have a responsibility to show up in this moment and demand decency for one another and for our country.’

Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

1,047 2 7 hours ago
In the wake of @RashidaTlaib's banned Israel visit, #MyPalestinianSitty is now trending on social media, as emotional grandchildren honor their beloved, strong Palestinian grandmothers, Huff Post reports. 💗
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Congresswoman Tlaib was due to visit her grandmother Muftiyah Tlaib at home in the village of Beit Ur Al-Fauqa in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, but had to cancel her plans when she and Rep. @ilhanmn were banned from entering the country by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the grounds of their support for the pro-Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. The ban has been widely condemned by House and Senate Democrats.
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Tlaib was later allowed -as a private citizen- to visit her grandmother on 'humanitarian grounds', but has refused the offer tweeting, 'Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me. It would kill a piece of me. I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in--fighting against racism, oppression & injustice.'
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Photo: REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

In the wake of @RashidaTlaib's banned Israel visit, #MyPalestinianSitty is now trending on social media, as emotional grandchildren honor their beloved, strong Palestinian grandmothers, Huff Post reports. 💗

Congresswoman Tlaib was due to visit her grandmother Muftiyah Tlaib at home in the village of Beit Ur Al-Fauqa in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, but had to cancel her plans when she and Rep. @ilhanmn were banned from entering the country by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the grounds of their support for the pro-Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. The ban has been widely condemned by House and Senate Democrats.

Tlaib was later allowed -as a private citizen- to visit her grandmother on 'humanitarian grounds', but has refused the offer tweeting, 'Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me. It would kill a piece of me. I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in--fighting against racism, oppression & injustice.'

Photo: REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

613 3 13 hours ago
You might not think that 77-year-old Vermont senator Bernie Sanders and 26-year-old Bronx rapper Cardi B have much in common. You would be wrong. The two met last month in a Detroit nail salon and sat down for a wide-ranging conversation that covered police brutality, the economy, and health care, Vox reports.
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@iamcardib is a longtime Sanders supporter, and with the 2020 elections looming, there was a lot to discuss, not least Cardi's favorite president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
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The rapper is urging her fans to become engaged with the upcoming elections, and familiar with the different candidates and what each one is proposing. She ended the discussion saying, 'Let's just get more educated...I don't think people understand how serious it is.'
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You can watch the full video via @berniesanders IG 📺
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Photo: Getty Images/Ser Baffo

You might not think that 77-year-old Vermont senator Bernie Sanders and 26-year-old Bronx rapper Cardi B have much in common. You would be wrong. The two met last month in a Detroit nail salon and sat down for a wide-ranging conversation that covered police brutality, the economy, and health care, Vox reports.

@iamcardib is a longtime Sanders supporter, and with the 2020 elections looming, there was a lot to discuss, not least Cardi's favorite president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

The rapper is urging her fans to become engaged with the upcoming elections, and familiar with the different candidates and what each one is proposing. She ended the discussion saying, 'Let's just get more educated...I don't think people understand how serious it is.'

You can watch the full video via @berniesanders IG 📺

Photo: Getty Images/Ser Baffo

1,990 21 18 August, 2019
Three major U.S. brands vowed to crack down on abuse in Lesotho factories making their jeans on Thursday after an investigation found women were forced into sex to keep their jobs.
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Levi Strauss & Co, Kontoor Brands - which owns Wrangler and Lee jeans - and The Children's Place signed agreements to end pervasive sexual harassment in five factories where some 10,000 women make their clothes in the tiny southern African country.
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Worker Rights Consortium found women were regularly coerced into sexual activity with supervisors to get or keep their jobs in three factories making jeans for the U.S. brands, owned by Taiwan-based global jeans manufacturer Nien Hsing Textile.
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"All of the women in my department have slept with the supervisor. For the women, this is about survival and nothing else," WRC quoted one female worker as saying. "If you say no, you won't get the job, or your contract will not be renewed."
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Under a binding agreement signed by Nien Hsing, five trade unions and two women's rights groups, an independent committee will deal with complaints, identify if any violations have occurred and enforce remedies in accordance with Lesotho law.
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"We strive to ensure a safe and secure workplace for all workers in our factories and are therefore fully committed to implementing this agreement immediately," said Nien Hsing's chairman Richard Chen.
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Reporting by Nita Bhalla/Thomson Reuters Foundation
Photo: Reuters/Tiska Negeri

Three major U.S. brands vowed to crack down on abuse in Lesotho factories making their jeans on Thursday after an investigation found women were forced into sex to keep their jobs.

Levi Strauss & Co, Kontoor Brands - which owns Wrangler and Lee jeans - and The Children's Place signed agreements to end pervasive sexual harassment in five factories where some 10,000 women make their clothes in the tiny southern African country.

Worker Rights Consortium found women were regularly coerced into sexual activity with supervisors to get or keep their jobs in three factories making jeans for the U.S. brands, owned by Taiwan-based global jeans manufacturer Nien Hsing Textile.

"All of the women in my department have slept with the supervisor. For the women, this is about survival and nothing else," WRC quoted one female worker as saying. "If you say no, you won't get the job, or your contract will not be renewed."

Under a binding agreement signed by Nien Hsing, five trade unions and two women's rights groups, an independent committee will deal with complaints, identify if any violations have occurred and enforce remedies in accordance with Lesotho law.

"We strive to ensure a safe and secure workplace for all workers in our factories and are therefore fully committed to implementing this agreement immediately," said Nien Hsing's chairman Richard Chen.

Reporting by Nita Bhalla/Thomson Reuters Foundation
Photo: Reuters/Tiska Negeri

670 14 17 August, 2019
Taking some @glennondoyle wisdom with us into the weekend ✨
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Photo: Getty Images/Duane Prokop

Taking some @glennondoyle wisdom with us into the weekend ✨

Photo: Getty Images/Duane Prokop

4,725 31 17 August, 2019
Young Māori women lead the battle for indigenous rights in New Zealand, utilizing  social media and crowdfunding sites to galvanize support, Reuters reports.
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29-year-old law graduate Pania Newton and her cousins have mobilized thousands of protesters to demonstrate against a proposed housing development at Ihumātao, a south Auckland site considered sacred by local Māori. This is one of a number of grassroots movements demanding land rights and other reforms for the Māori, who make up 15% of New Zealand's population.
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Newton told Reuters, 'When you look at our campaign you'll see the majority of us involved are women and that's because we feel this great sense of connection to Mother Earth. We are the nurturers, we are the carers. We've had to overcome many, many challenges for thousands of years and we're strong, we're resilient, we're feisty and we're fierce.'
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Photo: via Reuters/Tuputau

Young Māori women lead the battle for indigenous rights in New Zealand, utilizing social media and crowdfunding sites to galvanize support, Reuters reports.

29-year-old law graduate Pania Newton and her cousins have mobilized thousands of protesters to demonstrate against a proposed housing development at Ihumātao, a south Auckland site considered sacred by local Māori. This is one of a number of grassroots movements demanding land rights and other reforms for the Māori, who make up 15% of New Zealand's population.

Newton told Reuters, 'When you look at our campaign you'll see the majority of us involved are women and that's because we feel this great sense of connection to Mother Earth. We are the nurturers, we are the carers. We've had to overcome many, many challenges for thousands of years and we're strong, we're resilient, we're feisty and we're fierce.'

Photo: via Reuters/Tuputau

1,013 5 16 August, 2019
The U.S. women's soccer team is taking their fight for equal pay to court after talks broke down with the U.S. Soccer Federation on Wednesday.
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Speaking on Good Morning America yesterday, USWNT player Christen Press said, "I think for us it's more than about this moment or this team ... It's actually about women everywhere being treated equally and respectfully in the workplace so if that means that we're going to go to trial then we're going to do that, and we're going to do it very confidently."
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When asked what the plan would be should the World Cup champions lose their fight, Press answered, "I think you're asking the wrong people what if we lose. It's not generally how we approach things." 👊⚽️✨
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Photo: Reuters/Simon Hastegård

The U.S. women's soccer team is taking their fight for equal pay to court after talks broke down with the U.S. Soccer Federation on Wednesday.

Speaking on Good Morning America yesterday, USWNT player Christen Press said, "I think for us it's more than about this moment or this team ... It's actually about women everywhere being treated equally and respectfully in the workplace so if that means that we're going to go to trial then we're going to do that, and we're going to do it very confidently."

When asked what the plan would be should the World Cup champions lose their fight, Press answered, "I think you're asking the wrong people what if we lose. It's not generally how we approach things." 👊⚽️✨

Photo: Reuters/Simon Hastegård

2,959 17 16 August, 2019
Over the last month, gun owners in New Zealand have voluntarily surrendered 10,242 firearms to the police, as part of a buyback scheme that was introduced following the Christchurch mass shooting in March this year. A further 1,269 have been handed in anonymously under amnesty, with no questions asked, CNN reports
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was widely praised for her swift and decisive response to the atrocity, promising an immediate tightening of gun laws. Just two weeks later, a bill to ban semi-automatic firearms was introduced to Parliament and passed by a vote of 119 to 1.
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Ardern said in April, “I could not fathom how weapons that could cause such destruction and large-scale death could be obtained legally in this country. I struggle to recall any single gunshot wounds. In every case they [victims] spoke of multiple injuries, multiple debilitating injuries that deemed it impossible for them to recover in days, let alone weeks. They will carry disabilities for a lifetime, and that’s before you consider the psychological impact. We are here for them.”
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Photo: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

Over the last month, gun owners in New Zealand have voluntarily surrendered 10,242 firearms to the police, as part of a buyback scheme that was introduced following the Christchurch mass shooting in March this year. A further 1,269 have been handed in anonymously under amnesty, with no questions asked, CNN reports

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was widely praised for her swift and decisive response to the atrocity, promising an immediate tightening of gun laws. Just two weeks later, a bill to ban semi-automatic firearms was introduced to Parliament and passed by a vote of 119 to 1.

Ardern said in April, “I could not fathom how weapons that could cause such destruction and large-scale death could be obtained legally in this country. I struggle to recall any single gunshot wounds. In every case they [victims] spoke of multiple injuries, multiple debilitating injuries that deemed it impossible for them to recover in days, let alone weeks. They will carry disabilities for a lifetime, and that’s before you consider the psychological impact. We are here for them.”

Photo: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

3,476 37 16 August, 2019
In a recent episode of NPR's Fresh Air, Actor Geena Davis talked to Terry Gross about the new documentary she has executive produced, This Changes Everything. She also talked about the moment she understood just how unempowered women in Hollywood are: when she turned 40. This was one of a number of factors that moved Davis to found @gdigm, an institute whose goal is to end unconscious gender bias in media.
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Remembering a time when her daughter was a toddler, and began watching kids tv shows, Davis speaks of her shock realisation that there was a major disparity between the number of male and female characters in kids' shows, 'This struck me very deeply that we're training kids from the beginning, from minute one of absorbing popular culture, that women and girls are not as important as men and boys, and they're not as valuable to our society as men and boys.'
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Find the episode of Fresh Air wherever you get your podcasts 🎙
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#WITWrecommends
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Photo: Reuters

In a recent episode of NPR's Fresh Air, Actor Geena Davis talked to Terry Gross about the new documentary she has executive produced, This Changes Everything. She also talked about the moment she understood just how unempowered women in Hollywood are: when she turned 40. This was one of a number of factors that moved Davis to found @gdigm, an institute whose goal is to end unconscious gender bias in media.

Remembering a time when her daughter was a toddler, and began watching kids tv shows, Davis speaks of her shock realisation that there was a major disparity between the number of male and female characters in kids' shows, 'This struck me very deeply that we're training kids from the beginning, from minute one of absorbing popular culture, that women and girls are not as important as men and boys, and they're not as valuable to our society as men and boys.'

Find the episode of Fresh Air wherever you get your podcasts 🎙

#WITWrecommends

Photo: Reuters

1,707 14 15 August, 2019
Swedish climate activist @GretaThunberg has set sail on her two-week, zero carbon Atlantic crossing, and we can't stop checking for updates 👀📱⛵️🐬
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Thunberg, her father, a cameraman and the solar-powered yacht’s two-man crew departed Plymouth yesterday, heading for New York and the Climate Action Summit in September, where she will appeal to leaders for more meaningful emission cuts. The teenage activist will then head south for the UN Climate Conference in Santiago in December.
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At her quayside press conference before boarding the boat Greta told reporters: “People (need to) come together and put pressure on people in power so they have to do something.”
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Follow @gretathunberg and @borisherrmannracing for the latest updates on their journey.
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Photos: Reuters

Swedish climate activist @GretaThunberg has set sail on her two-week, zero carbon Atlantic crossing, and we can't stop checking for updates 👀📱⛵️🐬

Thunberg, her father, a cameraman and the solar-powered yacht’s two-man crew departed Plymouth yesterday, heading for New York and the Climate Action Summit in September, where she will appeal to leaders for more meaningful emission cuts. The teenage activist will then head south for the UN Climate Conference in Santiago in December.

At her quayside press conference before boarding the boat Greta told reporters: “People (need to) come together and put pressure on people in power so they have to do something.”

Follow @gretathunberg and @borisherrmannracing for the latest updates on their journey.

Photos: Reuters

3,298 28 15 August, 2019
Stephanie Frappart is the first female to officiate in a major men's European football match 👊⚽
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The highly regarded French referee made history by taking charge of the UEFA Super Cup match between Liverpool and Chelsea this evening in Istanbul.
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Speaking of her appointment, UEFA chief refereeing officer Roberto Rosetti said: ‘She has the ability to officiate on the biggest stage, as she proved at this year’s Women’s World Cup final. I hope this match in Istanbul will provide her with yet more experience as she enters the prime of her refereeing career.’
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Photo: Reuters/Murad Sezer

Stephanie Frappart is the first female to officiate in a major men's European football match 👊⚽

The highly regarded French referee made history by taking charge of the UEFA Super Cup match between Liverpool and Chelsea this evening in Istanbul.

Speaking of her appointment, UEFA chief refereeing officer Roberto Rosetti said: ‘She has the ability to officiate on the biggest stage, as she proved at this year’s Women’s World Cup final. I hope this match in Istanbul will provide her with yet more experience as she enters the prime of her refereeing career.’

Photo: Reuters/Murad Sezer

4,329 47 15 August, 2019