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This year has brought with it a wave of women interested in running for office, particularly among Democrats. And though Republicans have seen less of a wave, Congress has gained one GOP woman already this year: Georgia's Karen Handel.

A new study hints at where candidates and legislators can find their strongest supporters: Women tend to think more highly of female legislators on a variety of measures. With men, though, it depends on party; Republican men have reservations about the women representing them, whereas Democratic men in some ways rate women more highly than men.

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Miami Swim Week has brought big-name models and designers to South Florida for over a decade, but last weekend a different kind of fashion show was happening at the same time. It was the first edition of Miami Curves Week+, a two-day event giving fuller-figured women a chance to celebrate their bodies. 

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As the holy month of Ramadan continues for Muslims around the world, more than 150 girls and young women gathered this weekend at the Islamic Center of Greater Miami in Miami Gardens for the third annual, all-female Qiyaam Night.  

 

The overnight event focused on bonding, creating sisterhood and exploring spirituality, while emphasizing the main theme of “Living with Purpose.”

 

Tehsin Siddiqui, Dr. Aisha Subhani and Neelam Mahmood were the event’s principal organizers.

 

Florida will eliminate taxes charged on tampons under a measure signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott.

Ivanka Trump's Women Who Work is the latest entry in the crowded "having-it-all" genre — the ocean of books aimed at helping women navigate their careers.

Two separate high-profile incidents broadcast this week highlighted the criticism black women regularly face in the workplace and spurred many to share their own experiences on social media.

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When we imagine laws and when talk about them, most of us probably don’t picture the paper they’re written on or the specific words used in them.

But most cities have an actual book of laws. A lot of words in the City of Miami’s version of that book refer to men. Thursday, the city is considering a measure that would replace those words with gender-neutral substitutes and print a whole new code book.

Afghan Women Say No To The Dress

Mar 19, 2017

It's a story with a happy ending about a demonstration that didn't happen — after activist Afghan women beat back the Ministry of Education decision that schoolgirls must exchange their current already modest uniforms for styles that are more restrictive and concealing.

On March 14, the Afghan ministry unveiled the new designs. Schools in the country were closed at the time (the school year in Afghanistan goes from March through January and set to reopen on the 20th or 21st. The ministry said the change would be effective when classes resumed.

The request from Donald Trump's transition team set off alarm bells within the small world of groups that promote global women's rights. 

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How are inmates supposed to transition to the world outside of prison? 

For one pre-release program at the Homestead Correctional Institution, the answer is in entrepreneurship. 

Trump Expands Anti-Abortion Ban To All U.S. Global Health Aid

Jan 25, 2017

President Donald Trump has massively expanded the ban on providing federal money to international family planning groups that perform abortions or provide abortion information to all organizations receiving U.S. global health assistance.

Women are drinking more heavily, and alcohol is behind a growing number of their deaths, according to a Washington Post analysis of federal health data.

The number of white women dying from alcohol-related problems rose 130 percent nationwide since 1999; for Hispanic women, alcohol-related deaths grew by 30 percent in that same time frame. Federal health data shows the prevalence of binge drinking among women up by more than 40 percent since the late 1990s, leading to more ER visits and a growing number of accidents, injuries, and chronic diseases.

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