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Trio wins economics Nobel for fighting poverty

Category: Events 

2019-10-15

French-American Duflo becomes only the second female economics winner in the prize's 50-year history

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Germany to criminalise 'disgusting' practice of upskirting

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-09-16

Upskirting has become an increasing concern in many countries - in many cases images or videos are shared on porn sites, social media or other platforms

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The 2019 shortlist has been announced

Category: Culture 

2019-09-03

Margaret Atwood, Lucy Ellmann, Bernardine Evaristo, Chigozie Obioma, Salman Rushdie and Elif Shafak are today, announced as the six authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize

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Indian mother, daughter have heads shaved after resisting gang rape

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-07-01

India has a grim record of sexual violence against women despite legal reforms after the gang rape of a Delhi student on a bus in December 2012, which triggered global outrage

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Rape of toddler sparks protests, clashes in Indian Kashmir

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-05-15

Thousands of people took to the streets of Indian-controlled Kashmir to demand the death penalty for a man who raped a 3-year-old girl

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Sex-selective abortions may have stopped the birth of 23 million girls

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-04-19

A huge analysis of worldwide population data suggests sex-selective abortions have led to at least 23 million fewer girls being born. The majority of these “missing” girls are in China and India

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India’s Supreme Court to rule on whether mosques must let women worshipers inside

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-04-17

India’s Supreme Court will hear a petition Tuesday asking that Islamic mosques be legally mandated to allow women inside to offer prayers.

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Egyptian company becomes first in country to grant women a day's leave for their period

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-04-12

Female employees at Shark and Shrimp, a digital marketing agency based in Cairo, will not need to provide medical proof of having particularly painful periods

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Modi's party promises 33 pct reservation for women in India's parliament

Category: Gender policy 

2019-04-09

The Bharatiya Janata Party promised reserve one third of seats in the Indian parliament and state assemblies for women if elected to power

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Oscar win seen ending shame about menstruation that puts women at risk

Category: Culture 

2019-02-26

For many women in South Asia, especially adolescent girls, menstruation is shameful and uncomfortable

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