women's rights

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People who participate in this year’s Women’s March are honoring more than the call for equality and justice.  The expected thousands that go to Seneca Falls this weekend are also commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, as well as a significant milestone for the Equal Rights Amendment. 


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More than 300 people took part in a Women's March in Syracuse Saturday, protesting for equality in pay, human rights for immigrants and people of color, reducing sexual violence, and other issues. 


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There’s a new place in Auburn to stop and learn about New York’s civil, women’s and LGBTQ rights pioneers.  Officials cut the ribbon Tuesday on the 10 million dollar Equal Rights Heritage Center. 


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Disgraced former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was known as a long time champion of women’s rights. That’s why leaders of women’s groups are still trying to make sense of the allegations that he was a serial domestic violence abuser. 

Just six months ago, Judy Harris Kluger, who runs an anti domestic violence agency, stood beside Schneiderman, where he announced an agreement with a Brooklyn hospital to longer bill sexual assault survivors for forensic rape examinations.

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  Senator Kirsten Gillibrand chose Fayetteville’s connection to women’s rights as a place to announce her bill to promote the anniversary of women’s suffrage.  She’d like to see more attention to the centennial of women’s right to vote, which comes around in 2020.  Gillibrand says the voting rights struggle is connected to women’s issues today.

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They're from Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and  Macedonia.  Also, Germany, Ethiopia, and Guatemala.  Even Bolivia, South Korea and here in the U.S.  

  Nine student panelists from around the world spoke Wednesday at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School in commemoration of 20th anniversary of the United Nations Fourth  world conference on women. The panelists shared their personal stories of injustices faced as women in their own countries.

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  On the 80th Anniversary of Women’s Day at the New York State Fair… Leading ladies have returned to Central New York to inspire and empower women. Syracuse native Yvonne Conte began as a stand-up comic but has been motivating and encouraging women through motivational speaking for almost 20 years.  She was the keynote speaker for today’s annual luncheon.

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One of Karen DeCrow's long-time friends is remembering her as a sweet, kind, loving, and funny trailblazer for gender equality.  DeCrow passed away Friday morning at her home in Jamesville after long battle with melanoma.  She was 76.  

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Supporters of the Women’s Equality Agenda plan to continue their fight for justice.