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Saudi women to vote, 7 other facts about women's suffrage

2015-12-11

SA women will be allowed to run for office and cast a ballot for the first time this weekend, in local elections, leaving just one country where women are still denied the right to vote - Vatican City

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COP21 is too male dominated and has male priorities, says UN special envoy

2015-12-09

Paris climate summit’s gender imbalance is detrimental to taking action on saving people from global warming, says Mary Robinson

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Virginity Or Death For Afghan Brides

Afifa Sakib and Frud Bezhan
2015-12-08

Long-standing tradition holds that being a virgin is required for brides in Afghanistan, and they are expected to prove it.

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Nominees for “Celebrity Feminist of the Year” include Amy Schumer, Laverne Cox and … 2 men

2015-12-08

This year’s shortlist for “Feminist Celebrity of the Year,” an award given out by the Ms Foundation For Women and Cosmopolitan.com, features an impressive array of famous women

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Tanzanian lawyers say up to 50 women divorced for defying husbands in vote

2015-12-08

Up to 50 women in Zanzibar have been divorced for taking part in the recent Tanzanian elections against the will of their husbands, according to lawyers and women's rights campaigners

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Women are ardent supporters of India’s powerful Men’s Rights movement

2015-12-07

A growing “men’s rights movement” in India has as some of its most ardent supporters a cadre of women who say that the country’s signature laws protecting women from abuse

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Every 16-year-old in Sweden to receive copy of We Should All Be Feminists

2015-12-07

Campaign hopes to ‘open up conversation about gender’ with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s feminist call to arms

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New UN ‘bedside tool’ will help prevent and reduce maternal and newborn deaths worldwide

2015-12-07

“Worldwide, the majority of maternal and newborn deaths occur around the time of birth, typically within the first 24 hours after childbirth,” WHO said in its announcement

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Renowned recording artist P!nk named newest UNICEF Ambassador

2015-12-07

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has appointed Grammy award-winning recording artist P!nk as the newest UNICEF Ambassador

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