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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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Jordan repeals law allowing rapists to avoid punishment if they marry their victims

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-08-02

The Jordanian parliament has voted to revoke an article of the country’s penal code which allows a rapist to escape punishment for his crime so long as he marries the victim

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Malaysia MP: 'Denying husbands sex is abuse'

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-07-28

A Malaysian lawmaker has come under fire for saying that women denying sex to their husbands was a form of "psychological and emotional abuse"

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Right to bare arms: US Congresswomen protest against dress code

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-07-18

US Congresswomen have protested for the right to bare arms in parts of Washington DC's Capitol building

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Norway youth parties want free prescription contraceptives for under-16s

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2017-07-12

Norwegian organisations and political party youth wings want free medical contraception to be available to people under the age of 16, bringing them into line with current provisions for 16-20

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El Salvador teen rape victim sentenced to 30 years in prison after stillbirth

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-07-07

A high school student was convicted on the grounds that failing to seek antenatal care amounted to murder, after giving birth in a bathroom in 2016

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Simone Veil, Auschwitz survivor, abortion legalizer, and 1st European Parliament president, dies at 89

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-07-03

Veil, a former French health minister who championed legalization of abortion in her country and served as the first elected president of the European parliament

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Polish government widely condemned over morning-after pill law

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-06-27

Legislation requiring doctor’s appointment is latest attack on women’s rights in Poland and violates shared EU values, says MEP

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Larissa Waters breastfeeds her daughter Alia while passing a motion in the Senate

Category: Gender in the world 


2017-06-27

GREENS Senator Larissa Waters made history last month when she became the first woman to breastfeed inside Federal Parliamant

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Serbia President names Ana Brnabic its first openly gay and first female Prime Minister

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-06-16

Serbia's President has nominated the minister Ana Brnabic as Prime Minister, the first woman and first openly-gay politician to occupy the role in the highly conservative Balkan country

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