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In China women 'hold up half the sky' but can't touch the political glass ceiling

Category: Gender policy 

2017-10-17

Few expect any women to be appointed to China’s top political body when it holds its five-yearly meeting on Wednesday

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Raped and executed in public: a Congolese militia’s reign of terror

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-10-11

Woman was raped, whipped and decapitated in front of a cheering crowd before rebels drank her blood because she served fighters 'forbidden' fish

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US votes against UN resolution condemning gay sex death penalty, joining Iraq and Saudi Arabia

Category: Events 

2017-10-04

The US is one of just 13 countries to have voted against a United Nations resolution condemning the death penalty for having gay sex

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Tens of thousands march for abortion rights in Ireland

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-10-02

Thousands march to demand the loosening of some of the strictest abortion laws in the world ahead of a 2018 referendum on the issue

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Ireland set to vote on loosening abortion laws in May or June

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-09-28

Ireland plans to hold a referendum next May or June on whether it should loosen some of the strictest abortion laws in the world, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said

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Saudi king decrees women be allowed to drive

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-09-28

For more than 25 years, women activists have campaigned to be allowed to drive, defiantly taking to the road, petitioning the king and posting videos

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India's Sonia Gandhi tells Modi to give women more power

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-09-22

In the world's largest democracy, women hold only 12 percent of seats in the lower and upper houses of parliament combined

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Artist unveils design of Parliament Square statue of suffragette

Category: Culture 

2017-09-20

Gillian Wearing, first female artist to create statue for iconic square, granted planning approval for tribute to Millicent Fawcett

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Aeroflot gender discrimination case reaches court in Moscow

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-09-04

Flight attendants claim airline’s campaign to use younger, more attractive staff is latest example of Russia’s ‘war against women’

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Saudi Arabia to introduce physical education for schoolgirls

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-07-12

Physical education for women is controversial in Saudi Arabia, where conservatives consider it immodest

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