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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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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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Algerian women campaign for bikinis on beaches

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-08-07

Thousands of Algerian women are campaigning for bikinis to become socially acceptable on the beaches of the north African country

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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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Chile's senate passes bill to ease strict abortion ban

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-07-20

Chile is one of only a handful of countries worldwide where abortion is illegal without exception

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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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Honduras bans child marriages and removes parental permission exception

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-07-14

Enforcing the law will be hardest in indigenous communities and poor rural areas in Honduras where child marriage is most prevalent

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Tube to change 'ladies and gentlemen' announcements

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2017-07-13

London Underground staff have been told to say "hello everyone" in an effort to become more gender-neutral

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2017: the year we lost control of world population surge?

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-07-10

On the eve of London’s family planning summit, global contraception efforts are faltering – and Trump’s reinstated ‘gag rule’ makes matters worse, say experts

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