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Michelle Bachelet of Chile Nominated to Be Next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-08-09

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has nominated Michelle Bachelet, a former president of Chile, to become the next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

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Argentina senate rejects bill to legalise abortion

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-08-09

Lawmakers debated for more than 15 hours and voted 38 against to 31 in favour, despite the fact opinion polls showed the bill had strong public support

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Saudi Arabia freezes Canada trade ties for urging activists' release

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-08-07

Saudi Arabia has said it is freezing all new trade with Canada and expelling its ambassador over its "interference" in the kingdom's domestic affairs

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Tokyo med school lowered female applicants’ test scores

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2018-08-02

Tokyo Medical University has for years deliberately reduced the scores of women who took its general entrance exam, in a bid to cut the number of successful female applicants

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Colombia shatters glass ceiling with gender-equal cabinet

Category: Gender policy 

2018-07-27

Colombia is to get its first female interior minister with women heading other key ministries including justice and energy

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'A huge win': New Zealand brings in paid domestic violence leave in world first

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-07-26

New Zealand has passed world-first legislation granting victims of domestic violence 10 days paid leave to allow them to leave their partners, find new homes

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Beauty blogger blasted as ‘slave-owner’ after shocking comments made in social media video

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2018-07-25

Her comments posted in an a second video online doubled down, and are especially appalling considering the new reforms came after months of controversy

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Somali 10-year-old dies after undergoing female genital mutilation

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-07-23

A 10-year-old girl in central Somalia has died after undergoing FGM, prompting calls from campaigners to criminalise the internationally condemned practice in a country

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Chinese police are reportedly cutting the dresses off of Uighur Muslim women in public

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-07-18

The alleged dress-cutting campaign is part of a systematic approach from the Chinese government at eradicating the people’s traditional identity and forcing assimilation.

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Walk the talk: India's opposition urges Modi to pass women's bill

Category: Gender policy 

2018-07-17

The bill provides for one-third of seats in national and state assemblies to be reserved for female candidates

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