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To end slavery, free 10,000 people a day for a decade, report says

Category: Trafficking
2019-07-18

More than 40 million people have been estimated to be captive in modern slavery, which includes forced labor and forced marriage

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Saudi Arabia 'planning to relax male guardianship laws'

Category: Gender in the world
2019-07-12

Saudi Arabia could be planning to relax the country’s strict male guardianship laws to allow women to leave the country without needing permission from a male relative, according to reports

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France to finally ban smacking children - but parents won't be punished

Category: Gender based violence
2019-07-05

France's parliament is expected to adopt a ban on parents smacking their children although those that do are unlikely to be punished

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Women to head top EU institutions for first time

Category: Gender in the world
2019-07-03

Two women have won the backing of the EU’s leaders to head the European commission and European Central Bank, breaking with more than 60 years of male dominance

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Indian mother, daughter have heads shaved after resisting gang rape

Category: Gender based violence
2019-07-01

India has a grim record of sexual violence against women despite legal reforms after the gang rape of a Delhi student on a bus in December 2012, which triggered global outrage

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Muslim women in France defy burkini ban to swim in public pool

Category: Gender in the world
2019-06-28

In the French city of Grenoble on Sunday, Muslim women went swimming in a public pool in burkinis — swimsuits covering most of their bodies — in protest of a ban of the suits

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U.N. labour body adopts #MeToo pact against violence at work

Category: Gender in the world
2019-06-24

The International Labour Organization adopted a new global treaty against violence and harassment in the workplace

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Austria gets first woman chancellor after video scandal

Category: Gender policy
2019-05-31

Austria has named a top lawyer, Brigitte Bierlein, to be interim chancellor - the first woman to occupy the post - ahead of early elections

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Ashley Judd goes it alone, says she is not settling with Hollywood honcho Harvey Weinstein

Category: Gender based violence
2019-05-29

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein may have reached a tentative $44 million settlement with some of the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct, but actress Ashley Judd isn’t one of them

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