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Women's progress index shows big gaps among and inside nations

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-10-26

Iceland and Norway are the best countries for women, and Syria and Afghanistan the worst, according to an index to be released that measures a host of global gains and failures

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Saudi woman named to senior government post for first time

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-09-28

A Saudi woman has been named to a senior government post for the first time, authorities said shortly after a ban on women drivers

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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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Saudi trains first women air traffic controllers

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-09-19

The conservative Islamic kingdom plans to increase the number of women in the overall workforce to 28 percent from 23 percent

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First Saudi jobs website for women aims to get more women in the workforce

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-07-21

An Algerian biomedical engineer is on a mission to make it easier for women to find work in Saudi Arabia by creating the first job-searching website for females

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Saudi Arabia investigates video of woman in miniskirt

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-07-18

The authorities in Saudi Arabia are investigating a young woman who posted a video of herself wearing a miniskirt and crop-top in public

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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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British court rejects bid for free abortions for Northern Ireland women

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-06-15

Abortion is only permitted in Northern Ireland if a woman's life is at risk or if there is a risk of permanent and serious damage to her health.

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Saudi rights activist who fought driving ban arrested again

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-06-08

The 27-year-old was previously detained for 73 days in 2014 after she attempted to drive into Saudi Arabia from the UAE

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Melania and Ivanka Trump arrive in Saudi Arabia sans headscarves

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-05-22

First lady Melania Trump and first daughter Ivanka Trump arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saturday morning sporting an absence of headscarves

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