21 organizations that are fighting for women’s rights in the US and abroad

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Dress for Success is a global organization that provides women with professional clothes and career confidence. 
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From ensuring women around the world have a safe, quality 12-year education, to advocating for women who lack access to safe health care or who face discrimination in the workplace, there are numerous charities and initiatives dedicated to serving women and communities in need.

Dress for Success and LeanIn.org are organizations that empower women in the workplace. Other initiatives, such as Girls Not Brides, focus on protecting the lives and rights of young girls in developing regions and countries.

Keep reading to discover 21 organizations that are making an impact in the realm of women’s rights.

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Children abused for decades at ‘sadistic’ Catholic school where paedophile priests ‘acted like mafia’, inquiry finds

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St Benedict's school’s atmosphere was ‘sadistic and predatory’, the inquiry says

St Benedict’s school’s atmosphere was ‘sadistic and predatory’, the inquiry says ( Getty )

A “sadistic and predatory” atmosphere and a culture of cover-up and denial allowed monks and teachers to abuse children at a Catholic school for decades, a report has found.

Paedophile priests acted “like the mafia” and sexually assaulted pupils with “impunity” at St Benedict’s School in Ealing, west London, said the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA).

Senior figures at the independent day school and the adjoining Ealing Abbey perpetrated the abuse, leaving staff afraid to speak out and victims with nowhere to turn, according to the damning report.

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Altar boys say they were abused by priests at the Vatican

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Victims describe purported assaults at college located steps away from residence of Pope Francis

Pope Francis receives audience participants of the World Congress of the International Association of Penal Law on Friday 15 November 2019

Pope Francis receives audience participants of the World Congress of the International Association of Penal Law on Friday 15 November 2019 ( EPA/Vatican media handout )

Former altar boys have claimed they were molested by priests inside the Vatican, as a lingering scandal surrounding widespread abuse in the Catholic Church erupts at its headquarters once again.

Several anonymous former altar boys at the Vatican’s youth seminary alleged at least two priests kissed and fondled three of them in the Nineties.

The claims will be aired on Sunday on Le Iene (“The Hyenas”), an Italian investigative TV programme, which first broke allegations in 2017 that the senior seminarian, now a priest, had sexually abused teenagers who served as altar boys at papal masses in St Peter’s Basilica.
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Church of England reviews its handling of sexual abuse case

The Guardian

 Religion correspondent

Sat 23 Nov 2019

Matthew Ineson said his claims that a vicar had raped him when he was 16 were ignored

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Over 10,000 people demonstrate against violence against women in Brussels on Sunday

The Brussels Times

Sunday, 24 November 2019

In 2019, the organisation Stop Féminicide counted 21 women in Belgium who were murdered for no reason other than that they were women. Credit: Flowautelet/Twitter

Over 10,000 people are demonstrating against sexism and violence against women in the centre of Brussels on Sunday afternoon.

The demonstrators want to see more attention for the prevention and assistance for victims, but also perpetrators. At the beginning of the demonstration, the names of women who were murdered in Belgium this year were called.

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Espagne, Turquie, Colombie, Suisse: elles et ils ont défilé contre les violences sexuelles et sexistes

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Madrid, Istanbul, Mexico, Paris ou encore Genève. Des milliers de femmes et d’hommes à travers le monde ont protesté ce weekend à l’occasion de la mobilisation pour l’élimination des violences sexuelles et sexistes. Retour en images sur ces différents rassemblements