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2014-06-03 23:05:20

Researchers find that lawmakers rely on flawed racial assumptions to further abortion restrictions. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School, the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF), and Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco, released a groundbreaking report on sex-selective abortion laws and policies in the United States today. Legislation...

2014-05-30 16:24:39

WICHITA, Kan., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As we look back on the last five years, we are once again struck by Dr. George Tiller's deep commitment to serving women. We will never truly understand Dr. Tiller's impact, but we can look at the thousands of women who he helped as a small measure of his lasting legacy. "South Wind Women's Center is honored to be caring for women in the same community where Dr. Tiller practiced for decades," stated Julie Burkhart, CEO and...

2014-05-29 20:23:03

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 70 leaders of U.S. and international organizations committed to human rights and the sexual and reproductive health of women and girls globally sent a letter today to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry asking him to "accelerate U.S. leadership in ensuring women and girls who are raped have access to post-rape care that is comprehensive and rights-based," calling U.S. leadership for care that includes abortion access...

2014-05-21 13:39:58

Springer Two decades’ worth of court records show dramatic decline in mother-sole custody cases It’s no longer a certainty that American mothers will get custody over their children during a divorce. In fact, if Wisconsin Court Records of the past 20 years are anything to go by, joint custody is becoming the norm. So says Maria Cancian and colleagues from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the US, whose findings are published in Springer’s journal Demography. For most of...

2014-05-05 12:28:20

LAS VEGAS, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Today, we're launching our second annual International Clitoris Awareness Week, May 5-11," said Nadine Gary, Clitoraid spokesperson. "We invite women worldwide to defend, explore and rejoice in their right to sexual pleasure." Although Clitoraid focuses on clitoral repair surgery for women suffering effects of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), its central mission is to raise public awareness. "In some African countries, 98 percent...

2014-03-20 20:22:01

Initiative Supports Victims of Extreme Forms of Gender-Based Violence and Creates Global Criminal Justice Responses in India, Mexico, Nepal, South Africa and other countries WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women, a collaboration of Vital Voices Global Partnership, the Avon Foundation for Women and the U.S. Department of State, today presented a new initiative to address gender-based violence: the Gender-Based Violence...

2014-03-18 23:26:47

"Stand Up for Reproductive Justice" will be held on Saturday, April 12th at 7p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta. General admission tickets are $35 and can be purchased online. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 On Saturday, April 12 at 7:00pm, the Feminist Health Center will hold its annual awards celebration, “Stand Up for Reproductive Justice” (SURJ). The event will feature musical performances by BETTY, Madam Cj, and the Love Supremes; a...

2014-03-13 23:01:50

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health applauds new bill that would ensure women and families can access health care their tax dollars support WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Women’s health advocates, health care providers, and immigrant health and rights leaders applaud Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) for introduction of the “Health Equity and Access under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Women and Families Act of 2014.” The groundbreaking legislation...

2014-03-12 23:00:19

JOPEN helps support V-Day LA during the performances of the Vagina Monologues happening Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29, 2014. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 JOPEN, the world’s premiere luxury pleasure product company, supports V-Day Studio City and their production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. Performed at the Federal Bar, 5303 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601, Friday and Saturday March 28 and 29th, 2014, the show starts at 8PM nightly and there is...

2014-03-07 16:21:25

DENVER, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net) is proud to launch the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign (http://reveal.thepixelproject.net) on International Women's Day (8 March 2014). This campaign aims to raise US$1 million in aid of the U.S.A.'s National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (www.ncadv.org) and The Pixel Project while highlighting the important role men and boys play in stopping Violence Against Women (VAW)....


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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