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    The 33rd Susan B. Anthony Awards

    Last night I was one of four people who received a Susan B. Anthony Award from the NYC chapter of the National Organization for Women.

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    Nicole Kidman Goes All Feminist at Variety Awards

    Nicole Kidman was honored at this year's Variety Power of Women awards for her work with UN Women to advance the rights of women and girls across the world.

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    Natalie Portman Teams with Marvel for STEM Mentoring Program for Girls

    Natalie Portman has teamed up with Marvel to announce the Ultimate Mentor Adventure, a mentor program/contest that gives girls the opportunities to interview women working in science, technology, engineering and math.

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    Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova Goes on a Hunger Strike

    Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, one of the jailed members of Pussy Riot, has gone on a hunger strike to protest inhumane conditions in the prison that she is serving her sentence in.

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    Variety Announces Recipients of 5th Annual Power of Women

    Variety has announced the group of women they will be honoring at their 5th annual Power of Women event, which celebrates leaders in the industry and their philanthropic work.

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    Mariska Hargitay to Make Documentary on Rape Kit Backlog

    Mariska Hargitay is working on a documentary, slated to shoot within the next two months, about the backlog of untested rape kits in this country. The project has a producer but they are currently looking for a director.

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    Malala Yousafzai To Be Subject of New Documentary

    The extremely brave Malala Yousafzai will be the subject of a new documentary by Davis Guggenheim which will focus on her life and work.

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    Interview with Ava DuVernay - Director of Venus Vs.

    Venus Vs.shows an unexpected side of Venus Williams. The film is all about the fight for equal pay for women in tennis. Billie Jean King led the charge in her day and the US Open started to pay the women and the men the same. But not Wimbledon. It took Venus Williams to carry on Billie Jean's le...

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    Angelina Jolie Goes to the UN Security Council

    Angelina Jolie took a seat before the UN Security Council to speak out against rape against women in war zones. Jolie is an ambassador for the UN high commissioner for refugees, and this was the first time she appeared before the Security Council to restify.

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    Women Directed and Centric Films Playing at Human Rights Watch Film Festival

    The Human Rights Watch Film Festival kicks off on June 13th with a great line up of women directed and centric films. Held in New York, the festival will be showing 18 documentaries and two fictional features including the opening film Anita, directed by Freida Mock, which is about Anita Hill.

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