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Sweden outlaws sex without consent as Europe pushed to tighten rape laws

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-05-24

Sweden outlawed sex not based on mutual consent, with campaigners hoping other European countries would also toughen up rape legislation after the #MeToo anti-harassment campaign

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Melania Trump unveils 'Be Best' campaign for children

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-05-08

US First Lady Melania Trump has announced a campaign to teach children the importance of social, emotional and physical health

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Nobel Literature prize award postponed amid turmoil over sex scandal

Category: Culture 

2018-05-07

Photographer and cultural figure Jean-Claude Arnault, who is married to Academy member and author Katarina Frostenson, denies all allegations of sexual misconduct

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Viral photo prompts Indonesian government moves toward banning child marriage

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-04-24

A photo of two young teenagers trying to register their marriage on the island of Sulawesi has been shared widely online since last week

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'Goddesses' to 'men only': China tech firms pledge to end sexist job ads

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-04-24

Chinese tech firms pledged to tackle gender bias in recruitment after a rights group said they routinely favoured male candidates

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Israeli authorities block airport ads urging women to refuse to give up seats

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-04-11

Campaign reminds passengers of their right to stay put if ultra-Orthodox men refuse to sit next to them

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Girls' headscarf ban debate ties Merkel's conservatives in knots

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-04-11

A debate over whether to ban Muslim girls under 14 from wearing headscarves in public has divided Germany's parliament

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21st century slavery: European anti-trafficking experts raise the alarm over labour exploitation

Category: Trafficking 

2018-04-03

The report says that labour exploitation has emerged as the predominant form of trafficking in several European countries including Belgium, Cyprus, Georgia, Portugal, Serbia and the UK

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Academy President John Bailey Will Continue to Serve After Board of Governors Decline to Pursue Harassment Claim

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-03-28

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors met to hear findings of a review into a single sexual harassment allegation made against Academy president John Bailey

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Oxfam appoints former UN official to head independent commission on sexual abuse and exploitation

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-03-16

Oxfam has appointed a former United Nations official to head an independent commission on sexual abuse and exploitation in the wake of a scandal over misconduct by its staff

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