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Iran refuses to free student activist Bahareh Hedayat after six years in jail

2015-08-13

Human rights campaigner held in Tehran’s Evin prison despite the fact she should have been freed in June, while her husband is threatened for speaking out

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Global movement votes to adopt policy to protect human rights of sex workers

2015-08-12

Sex workers are one of the most marginalized groups in the world who in most instances face constant risk of discrimination, violence and abuse

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India's Muslim women fight to end triple talaq law that yields instant divorce

2015-08-11

In India, Muslim women’s lives are being ruined because men can end marriages simply by saying ‘talaq’ three times – even on social media

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This new social media campaign is busting stereotypes of what engineers look like

2015-08-11

Isis Anchalee, an engineer with security startup OneLogin, agreed to be a part of a recruitment-focused ad campaign at the last second

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Ukraine’s new female police officers are popular on social media — for the right reasons

2015-08-10

Ukraine’s new government seems to have at least one victory on its hands since it took power over a year ago — a popular new police force in Kiev, where citizens are cramming to take selfies with the officers, 20 percent of whom are female

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Why are so many American women dying from childbirth?

2015-08-10

As late as the 1930s, one out of every 100 live births in America cost a woman her life; similar rates were seen around the world.

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Iran negotiations: The women who made the Iran nuclear deal happen

Suzanne Kianpour
2015-08-07

Three Western women - two European and one American - were central to a comprehensive deal reached to curb Iran's nuclear programme

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Emma Watson Interviews 4 Designers About Gender Equality


2015-08-07

The actress goes deep, asking Stella McCartney, Erdem Moralioglu, Jonathan Saunders, and Bella Freud, "Are you a feminist?....

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Microsoft announces enhanced policy giving new moms and dads 12 weeks of fully paid leave

2015-08-06

A day after Netflix earned widespread praise by announcing a sweeping new policy that offers new parents of full year of maternity or paternity leave at full salary

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