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Massachusetts passes landmark equal pay law

2016-08-04

The governor of Massachusetts signed what is being called the most thorough equal pay law in the nation that will make it illegal for employers to inquire about salary history of job candidates

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Pope orders study of women's role in early Church, cheering equality campaigners

Philip Pullella
2016-08-03

Pope Francis has set up a commission to study the role of women deacons in early Christianity, the Vatican said

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Iran postpones job tests because of gender bias

2016-08-03

With thousands of people due to sit exams for state sector jobs, all managerial roles are revealed to be exclusive to men

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Yuriko Koike elected Tokyo's first female governor by landslide

2016-08-02

Tokyo has elected its first female governor, the Arabic-speaking environmentalist and North Korea hawk Yuriko Koike

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Norway requires asylum seekers to attend classes on women’s rights

2016-08-02

Immigrants seeking asylum in Norway are required to attend compulsory classes on female rights — a response to a series of rapes, 75 percent of which were committed by immigrants

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These Iranian Men Are Wearing Hijabs to Fight for Gender Equality

Joe McCarthy
2016-08-02

Men in Iran are putting on hijabs, taking selfies, and speaking out against the country’s forced hijab policy

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New York lifts 'tampon tax': 'It is a matter of social and economic justice'

2016-08-01

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed ban against taxes on menstruation products, which was approved when women were not in state legislature, sponsor said

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More than half of newborns not breastfed in first hour raising health risks - UNICEF

Ellen Wulfhorst
2016-08-01

"Breast milk is a baby's first vaccine, the first and best protection they have against illness and disease" - U.N. children's agency

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Women’s ​Equality party sets Theresa May goals for first 100 days as PM

2016-07-22

Campaign urges prime minister to make six commitments to help improve women’s rights, including universal childcare

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