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Iranian soccer fan "Blue Girl" dies after setting herself on fire

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-09-11

The woman - dubbed "Blue Girl" online - died at hospital after her self-immolation due to fears she might be jailed for sneaking into a stadium dressed as a man

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IMF Executive Board to Consider the Nomination of Kristalina Georgieva for the position of Managing Director

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-09-10

One nominee, Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, currently Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank (CV and photo), and a Bulgarian national, has confirmed willingness to be considered as a candidate

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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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Emma Watson launches workplace harassment legal advice line

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-08-15

The actor Emma Watson has urged women to understand their rights as she launched a legal advice line for those experiencing sexual harassment at work

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Saudi Arabia allows women to travel independently

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-08-02

Under the new rule announced on Friday, women over the age of 21 can apply for a passport without authorisation from a male guardian

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To end slavery, free 10,000 people a day for a decade, report says

Category: Trafficking 

2019-07-18

More than 40 million people have been estimated to be captive in modern slavery, which includes forced labor and forced marriage

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Saudi Arabia 'planning to relax male guardianship laws'

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-07-12

Saudi Arabia could be planning to relax the country’s strict male guardianship laws to allow women to leave the country without needing permission from a male relative, according to reports

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France to finally ban smacking children - but parents won't be punished

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-07-05

France's parliament is expected to adopt a ban on parents smacking their children although those that do are unlikely to be punished

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Women to head top EU institutions for first time

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-07-03

Two women have won the backing of the EU’s leaders to head the European commission and European Central Bank, breaking with more than 60 years of male dominance

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U.N. labour body adopts #MeToo pact against violence at work

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-06-24

The International Labour Organization adopted a new global treaty against violence and harassment in the workplace

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