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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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France outlaws lewd cat-calls to women in public amid attack uproar

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-08-03

France voted to outlaw sexual harassment on the streets, leaving cat-callers and aggressively lecherous individuals facing potential on-the-spot fines of up to 750 euros

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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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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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Spain to outlaw sex without explicit consent after outcry

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-07-19

The change in law was sparked after five men were cleared of gang-raping an 18-year-old woman at the Pamplona bull-running festival

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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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Men hold the top 14 positions in Theresa May’s cabinet

Category: Gender policy 

2018-07-17

How depressing, in this centenary year of the suffragette movement, that the prime minister’s inner circle is as male as John Major’s

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Failure to educate girls could cost world $30 trillion - report

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-07-13

Failing to let girls finish their education could cost the world as much as $30 trillion in lost earnings and productivity, yet more than 130 million girls are out of school globally

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