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Melinda Gates at a panel discussion in New York in February. She is the author of a new book, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World. John Lamparski/Getty Images hide caption

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Melinda Gates On Marriage, Parenting And Why She Made Bill Drive The Kids To School

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Saudi Arabian women's rights activist Loujain Alhathloul appeared in court with several other women for the first time since her arrest and detention in May 2018. Marieke Wijntjes via Reuters hide caption

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Saudi Women's Rights Activists Appear In Riyadh Court

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From left: Janaki Ammal (1897-1984), a botanist who developed a sweeter type of sugar cane; Amrita Sher-Gil (1913-1941), a Hungarian-Indian artist who loved painting traditional Indian customs; and Kalpana Chawla, the first woman of Indian origin to go into space. Courtesy of Anupama Alias/Kalyani Ganapathy/Dhruvi Acharya hide caption

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From left: Man Kaur of India celebrates after competing in the 100-meter sprint in the 100+ age category at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand; an illustration inspired by a list of global poverty thinkers being called a "Sausagefest"; Maryangel Garcia Ramos, 32, a disability activist from Mexico. From left: Michael Bradley/AFP/Getty Images; Hanna Barczyk for NPR; and Antonio Escobar hide caption

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In the video game Darshan Diversion, avatars of women in red saris try to reach the top of a temple but are thwarted by Hindu priests if a red blinking light indicates that the women are menstruating. Screenshot by Padmini Ray Murray hide caption

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Daidre Kimp dresses her daughter, Stella, before starting their day. Stella will go to in-prison daycare, while her mom does chores at the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor. Eman Mohammed for NPR hide caption

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President Trump arrives at a campaign rally Monday in Fort Wayne, Ind. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Democratic Control Of The House Is Trouble For Trump, And 6 Other Election Takeaways

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Kristy Taylor baits her hook while fishing on the Two Hearted River in Michigan. She's part of a steelhead fishing class put on by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in an effort to inspire more women to fish. Morgan Springer/Interlochen Public Radio hide caption

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Luring More Women To Fishing In The Upper Great Lakes

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Meaza Ashenafi is Ethiopia's first female Supreme Court chief, and one of several women appointed to senior government positions by its new reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images hide caption

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Some 70,000 women in August gathered in central Seoul, holding signs saying, "My life is not your porn." It was the fourth protest this year condemning the prevalence of hidden-camera crimes. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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South Korean Women Fight Back Against Spy Cams In Public Bathrooms

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Abortion opponents see the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court as an opportunity to push for further abortion restrictions. Abortion supporters are preparing for a fight. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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With Kavanaugh Confirmed, Both Sides Of Abortion Debate Gear Up For Battle

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