On the rescue ship Aquarius, Sarah Giles cares for a refugee from Senegal who was crossing the Mediterranean in an inflatable rubber boat. Giles is a doctor with Doctors Without Borders. Andrè Liohn/Courtesy of MSF hide caption

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On Rescue Boat, Doctor Cares For Refugees Whose Journeys 'Defy Belief'

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Women attend the EMILY's List Breaking Through 2016 event at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July. Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images hide caption

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Singer and activist Bono attends a concert to mark World AIDS Day at New York City's Carnegie Hall in December 2015. This year, Glamour named him as one of the magazine's Women of the Year honorees, the first man to receive the award. Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for The ONE Campaign hide caption

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In Orlando, A 'Modest Fashion' Boutique For Hijabi Women

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Massachusetts Joins State-Led Efforts On Equal Pay For Women

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Violent Crimes Prompt Soul-Searching In Korea About Treatment Of Women

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Tea leaf pickers in the Indian tea industry are nearly all women, and in the southern tea-growing state of Kerala, they earn the lowest daily minimum wage of any sector in the state. They work six days a week rain or shine. But J. Rajeshwari (right) helped mobilize the female worforce. "We couldn't feed ourselves or educate our children, so we organized," she says. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Female Tea Workers In One Indian State Fight For Their Rights

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