A growing number of women are serving in the US military. In 2008, 11% of Veterans from the Afghanistan and Iraq military operations were women. These numbers are expected to keep rising. In fact, women are the fastest growing group of Veterans (National Center for PTSD).
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The article reports, “California’s participation in a federal immigration enforcement program may endanger undocumented victims of domestic violence, according to groups that work with abuse victims.”
The article reports, “American women are making headway in employment and college education, but the nagging pay-gap still exists, a new White House report finds. The White House today kicked off Women’s History Month with a report on the status of women in America, the first comprehensive overview of its kind since 1963”
The article reports, “From all reports, it sounds like Charlie Sheen, the star of the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, is no charmer. Production of the show was suspended last week when Sheen began an offensive, anti-Semitic rant against the executive producer, Chuck Lorre.
The article reports, “In Turkey the murder rate of women has increased by 1,400 percent between 2002 and 2009, the last date for which data is available. The statistic was revealed by the country’s justice minister, in response to a parliamentary question.
The article reports, “Violence against women in conflict areas in Africa has reached epidemic proportions. Yet as conflict continues to unfold, from the Ivory Coast to the ever-turbulent Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), it is still mostly a silent disaster.”