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Iceland has made it illegal to pay women less than men

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-01-14

Under the legislation, firms that employ more than 25 people are obliged to obtain a government certificate demonstrating pay equality, or they will face fines.

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Ashley Judd's sexual harassment claim against Harvey Weinstein dismissed

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-01-11

A sexual harassment claim brought by actress Ashley Judd against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been dismissed by a court in California

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Woman and her two children die in outlawed Nepal 'menstrual hut'

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-01-11

A woman and her two children have died of suspected smoke inhalation after a night in a “menstrual hut” in Nepal, according to police

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Sherpa widows to climb Everest to inspire single women

Category: Sport 

2018-12-27

The widows of two sherpa climbers, who died on Mount Everest, will try to climb the world's highest mountain to complete the unfinished ascents of their husbands

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Nevada becomes first U.S. state with majority of women lawmakers

Category: Gender policy 

2018-12-20

The appointments will give women 23 of the 42 seats in the state Assembly. Women already held nine of the 21% in the Senate, and now will represent 51% of Nevada's 63 combined lawmakers

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Egyptian actress accused of ‘inciting debauchery’ over film festival dress, faces 5 years in prison

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2018-12-04

The Egyptian actress Rania Youssef is facing five years in prison over accusations that she “incited debauchery” by wearing a revealing dress

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Georgia elects Salome Zurabishvili as first woman president

Category: Events 

2018-11-29

With nearly all votes counted, the French-born ex-diplomat had 59% of the vote with rival Grigol Vashadze on 40%

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Kenya MPs debate giving women a third of parliament seats

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-11-22

Women hold 23 percent of seats in Kenya's lower and upper houses of parliament combined - on a par with the global average

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Jobless Indian man says he raped and killed 9 children -police

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-11-22

Case spotlights number of young children who go missing every year in India and raises question of whether police have sufficient resources to investigate such brutal sex crimes

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Serena Williams' Woman of the Year GQ cover garners backlash

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2018-11-13

GQ named Serena Williams its Woman of the Year on Monday, and not everyone is happy about her cover

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