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Head of UN Women vows to tackle laws blocking women's economic progress

Category: Gender in the world
2016-06-21

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says a high-level panel will also take on discrimination and lack of job protection in the informal sector

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Poland abortion: March to defend rights in Warsaw

Category: Gender in the world
2016-06-20

Several thousand people have demonstrated in Warsaw against a proposal for an almost total ban on abortions in Poland

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ISIS beheads four-year-old girl then forces mother to soak hands in dead daughter's blood

Category: Gender based violence
2016-06-20

BARBARIC Islamic State (ISIS) jihadis beheaded a four-year-old girl in front of her horrified mother then made her soak her hands in her dead daughter's blood

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Virginia Raggi becomes first female mayor of Rome

Category: Gender policy
2016-06-20

Virginia Raggi has been elected as Rome's first female mayor in a triumph for the populist Five Star Movement (M5S), representing a stinging setback for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

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Record 65.3 million people displaced, often face barriers - UNHCR

Category: Events
2016-06-20

A record 65.3 million people were uprooted worldwide last year, many of them fleeing wars only to face walls, tougher laws and xenophobia as they reach borders

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Pakistani man beats sister to death over marriage argument

Category: Gender based violence
2016-06-17

A teenage girl has been killed by her brother in Pakistan for insisting on marrying a man of her choice

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British are worst in the developed world at sharing childcare, study says

Category: Gender in the world
2016-06-17

Commissioned by the Fatherhood Institute, the Fatherhood Institute’s Fairness In Families Index (FIFI) compared countries on a variety of factors to determine gender equality

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Sadiq Khan, New London Mayor, Bans Ads Promoting Unhealthy Body Image

Category: Gender in the world
2016-06-16

As the father of two teenage girls, I am extremely concerned about this kind of advertising, which can demean people, particularly women, and make them ashamed of their bodies

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Canada: parliament votes to make national anthem lyrics gender neutral

Category: It`s interesting to know
2016-06-16

The bill would change the English version of O Canada to remove the words “in all thy sons command” and replace them with “in all of us command”

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