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Morocco looks set to ease but not scrap ban on abortion

Emma Batha
2015-05-22

Every day hundreds of Moroccan women and girls put their lives at risk by seeking backstreet abortions or trying to end unwanted pregnancies themselves with needles and poison

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Nobel laureate Malala urges world leaders to give all girls 12 years at school

Joseph D'Urso
2015-05-22

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, called on world leaders to give 12 years of free schooling to every child following a major education summit, saying this was critical for girls

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Seoul to allow women activists to march from North to South Korea

Ju-min Park and Seung Yun Oh
2015-05-18

South Korea will allow an international women's group to enter the country on a planned march from North Korea by crossing the heavily-fortified demilitarised zone (DMZ)

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Audi for #womendrivers


2015-05-18

A new campaign spearheaded by Audi aims to do just that by subverting #womendrivers and changing a negative to a positive

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Facebook to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour for contractors and vendors

2015-05-15

Company also announces other benefits including 15 vacation days and a $4,000 bonus for having a child, as Fight for $15 movement gains steam across the US

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17 May - International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia


2015-05-15

A new United Nations ‘Free & Equal’ campaign video highlighting the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community..

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Why Some Male Members of Congress Won’t Be Alone with Female Staffers

2015-05-15

It's no secret that Congress is dominated by men, but as women work to make inroads in the congressional boys club, some female staffers face a huge impediment to moving up..

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Indian child bride, now 19, faces $25,000 fine for rejecting marriage

Nita Bhalla
2015-05-14

The family of a 19-year-old Indian girl has been ostracised and fined $25,000 by a village council after she rejected a marriage arranged when she was a baby, the girl and her parents

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Female African musicians unite in "Poverty is Sexist" campaign

Kieran Guilbert
2015-05-14

Leading African female musicians have recorded a video of songs and instrumental music, joining a "Poverty is Sexist" campaign to put women and girls ...

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