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France outlaws lewd cat-calls to women in public amid attack uproar

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-08-03

France voted to outlaw sexual harassment on the streets, leaving cat-callers and aggressively lecherous individuals facing potential on-the-spot fines of up to 750 euros

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Denmark bans the wearing of face veils in public

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-06-01

Denmark has banned the wearing of face veils in public, joining France and other parts of Europe in outlawing the burqa and the niqab worn by some Muslim women

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French film director Luc Besson accused of rape

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-05-21

A rape investigation has been launched against one of France's best-known film directors, Luc Besson, the Paris prosecutor's office

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Finland is the happiest country in the world, says UN report

Category: Events 

2018-03-16

Nordic nations take top four places in happiness rankings, with annual study also charting the decline of the US

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France to set legal age of sexual consent at 15

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-03-07

France plans to fix the legal age of sexual consent at 15, meaning sex with someone younger than that would be considered rape

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Progress of women in world's parliaments is slowing: IPU report

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-03-07

In 2017 there were some positive developments in women's participation in elections, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) said, but progress in female representation is slowing

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French actresses launch own "Time's Up" with white ribbons

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-03-01

France's "Now we act" is billed as an appeal to raise funds so that women who have suffered rape or other forms of sexual violence can take legal action

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UK stars mirror Hollywood and don black for awards

Category: Culture 

2018-02-02

Some of the biggest names in British film are campaigning for an all-black dress code at this month's prestigious BAFTA awards to highlight widespread sexual harassment at work

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Senate passes bill to make O Canada lyrics gender neutral

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-02-01

The Senate passed a bill that renders the national anthem gender neutral Wednesday despite the entrenched opposition of some Conservative senators

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At Davos, Pioneering Women Are Chosen to Lead Again

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-01-22

For four days in January, the seven chairwomen of the World Economic Forum in Davos will be the faces of successful women around the world

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