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Cannes film festival unveils equality charter in push for gender parity

Category: Culture 

2018-05-16

Pledge is likely to be adopted by other leading international film festivals in drive to improve women’s representation

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Thousands join "Black Friday" marches against Polish abortion restrictions

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-03-26

Tens of thousands of Poles dressed in black protested across the country against an attempt by the ruling conservatives and the powerful Catholic Church to ban most abortions

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Progress of women in world's parliaments is slowing: IPU report

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-03-07

In 2017 there were some positive developments in women's participation in elections, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) said, but progress in female representation is slowing

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Romania nominates MEP Viorica Dancila to replace PM who quit

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-01-17

Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party has nominated MEP Viorica Dancila for Prime Minister after the sudden resignation of Mihai Tudose

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Australian Parliament allows same-sex marriages

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-12-07

Gay marriage was endorsed by 62 percent of Australian voters who responded to the government-commissioned postal ballot

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Brazil environmentalist Marina Silva to run for president in 2018

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-12-04

Former Brazilian senator and environmental minister Marina Silva said that she would seek her party's nomination to run for president next year

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‘Catastrophic’ Iraq law could legalise marriage for children as young as nine

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-11-15

Activists warn that proposal to amend legislation would set women’s rights back 50 years, allowing Muslim clerics to decide on marriage contracts

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Raped and executed in public: a Congolese militia’s reign of terror

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-10-11

Woman was raped, whipped and decapitated in front of a cheering crowd before rebels drank her blood because she served fighters 'forbidden' fish

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Singapore names first woman president

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-09-13

Singapore named a former speaker of parliament as the multicultural city-state’s first woman president on Wednesday

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62 men and 2 women – ruling party announces mayor candidates

Category: Gender policy 

2017-09-08

Ruling party “Georgian Dream” announced 64 regional mayor candidates for 2017 local self government elections

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