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Pro Infirmis teamed up with Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse (one of the world’s most expensive shopping streets) for the United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities to bring awareness and acceptance of people with disabilities. See the models reactions to seeing their mannequins.

The week of Thanksgiving now ends with more gratitude. Giving Tuesday, in its second year, urges all of us to leave the shopping behind and help others. Give to any cause or donate some time. We have a few ideas to help

What is a Thanksgiving celebration for many in the U.S., is a day of mourning for Native Americans. But there's change. Last year President Barack Obama officiated November as National Native American Heritage Month and more specifically, the day after Thanksgiving as Native American Heritage Day.

Nov. 25 is International Day to End Violence Against Women and kicks off the #16Days of Activism against Gender Violence. In more than 187 countries, 5,167 participating organizations are taking action today and beyond to end gender-based violence. See what you can do.

Prime minister Manmohan Singh inaugurated the country's first state-owned bank for women, aimed at strengthening their financial security and empowering them after a string of sex crimes highlighted gender inequality. Over the next seven years, it plans to open 771 branches.

SheByShe wants women to express themselves and join an online community of women sharing different points of view. Everyone has an opinion about health care in the U.S. and the new survey website wants to know yours. Take the survey by Nov. 22.

The New York Abortion Access Fund and NARAL Pro-Choice America are teaming up to host “Clear Eyes, Full Heart, Can Choose” — the online telethon intended to raise money for the abortion funds in Texas that are now stretched even more thin than they were before.

In a landmark decision, the government in Bangladesh has approved a proposal of the social welfare ministry to identify “Hijra” as a third possible gender identity. But other trans women in India and Malaysia are becoming their own agents of change.

Fifteen-year-old Becca Gorman was so shocked to see an Apple definition of “gay” meaning “foolish (or) stupid” that she asked the company to change it. But this is not the only word that has an offensive meaning in their lexicon.

Emily's passed an important milestone--reaching three million members. The group grew six fold over the last two years--which happens to match up coincidentally with the war on women.

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