Mormon church makes first ever appointments of women to councils

Associated Press reports Three women will serve on committees that make key policy decisions for its 15 million worldwide members The Mormon church for the first time has appointed women to three high-level church councils previously reserved only for men … Continue reading

Syrian Kurds Give Women Equal Rights, Snubbing ISIS (Islamic State) Jihadists

Last year, Syria’s Kurds created autonomous governments in the three regions where they are a majority, establishing self-proclaimed rule. FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS Kurdish Women Arabs also hold office, and the decrees apply to all ethnicities living in the self-governing areas, the … Continue reading