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Manufacturer discontinues ‘girls’ shoe’ after cries of sexism

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-08-15

British shoe company Clarks announced it would no longer sell its “Dolly Babe” girls’ school shoe after critics questioned its sexist name and design

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Nepal criminalises banishing menstruating women to huts

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-08-11

Lawmakers in Nepal have passed a law criminalising a practice that forces women from their homes during menstruation

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Saudia Airlines warn passengers of strict dress code

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2017-08-10

Some may not be surprised to see a strict dress code on Saudi Arabian planes, since the country follows a conservative version of Sunni Islam, but others on social media think it has gone too far

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Iranian president names three women to government posts after criticism

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-08-10

"What's happened with this reformist government that we now have to beg just to get one woman in the cabinet?"

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India media storm over 10-year-old pregnant rape victim

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-08-07

A 10-year-old girl who is pregnant and has been refused an abortion is at the centre of a media storm in India

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Study finds that women who wait longer to have children may live longer as well

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2017-08-07

Women who have their first child in their 30s will likely live longer than women who first become moms at age 20, according to a new study published in the Journal of Public Health

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Mother and daughter horribly scarred in brutal acid attack in India STILL live with attacker

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-07-24

A mother and daughter left permanently scarred in a brutal acid attack still live with their attacker - because they have nowhere else to live

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Bid to ease Chile's abortion ban hits roadblock

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-07-21

Chile's Chamber of Deputies fell one vote short of passing the Senate version of a bill easing the country's strict abortion law, a surprise setback to President Michelle Bachelet

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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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