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Austria bans women from wearing face-covering veils in public spaces

2017-05-19

The law takes effect in October and under it women wearing clothing covering their faces (burqas or niqabs) in public places will face a fine of 150 euros ($167)

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Hillary Clinton launches political action group Onward Together

2017-05-16

Former presidential candidate ends speculation about her role in political life and the Democratic party with organization dedicated to progressive causes

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Facebook's Sandberg urges family-friendly policies on Mother's Day

Laila Kearney
2017-05-15

"It's time for our public policies to catch up with what our families deserve and our values demand," Sandberg, a 47-year-old widowed mother of two, wrote on her personal Facebook page

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Australian senator makes history by breastfeeding her baby in Parliament

2017-05-10

So proud that my daughter Alia is the first baby to be breastfed in the federal Parliament!," Waters tweeted. "We need more #women & parents in Parli

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US state could become first to enact blanket ban on child marriage

2017-05-10

A measure to ban child marriage could become law this week in New Jersey, which would become the first of the 50 states in America to outlaw the practice without exception

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Saudi king loosens guardianship rules on women

2017-05-08

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued a directive to government offices that allows women greater access to government services without the consent of a male relative

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Trump administration pledges to make ‘no changes’ to Michelle Obama’s ‘Let Girls Learn’ initiative

2017-05-05

The White House responded to reports that the administration intended to scrap Michelle Obama’s signature “Let Girls Learn” program

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Female clerics declare fatwa on child marriage in Indonesia

2017-04-28

Female clerics issued an unprecedented fatwa against child marriage in Indonesia in a bid to stop young girls becoming brides in the world's most populous Muslim country

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German parliament moves to partially ban the burka

2017-04-28

Members of the lower house of parliament in Germany have approved a law that partially bans the full-face Islamic veil known as the burka.

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