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21st century slavery: European anti-trafficking experts raise the alarm over labour exploitation

Category: Trafficking 

2018-04-03

The report says that labour exploitation has emerged as the predominant form of trafficking in several European countries including Belgium, Cyprus, Georgia, Portugal, Serbia and the UK

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The 2018 budget is a pitch to Canadian women voters

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-03-02

Canada's first gender-conscious budget surely must be judged on the basis of something more than fashion and symbolism

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Saudi reform continues as women given freedom to open businesses

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-02-19

Women in Saudi Arabia have been given the go-ahead to start businesses without the permission of a male guardian, the Saudi government announced

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Give women more time to give birth, make choices - WHO

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-02-16

Women in labour should be given more time to give birth and have fewer medical interventions, while participating more in decision-making, the World Health Organization (WHO) said

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One in five experience sexual harassment, says UK parliament report

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-02-09

Last year, parliament became one of several institutions to become embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal

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Saudi woman named to senior government post for first time

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-09-28

A Saudi woman has been named to a senior government post for the first time, authorities said shortly after a ban on women drivers

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Philippines bans companies from forcing women to wear high heels at work

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-09-26

The Philippines has banned companies from forcing female employees to wear high heels at work, in a move lauded by a labour union that said it was one of the first countries in the world

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More than 40 million people trapped in slavery: new global estimate

Category: Trafficking 

2017-09-19

The ILO and Walk Free conducted surveys in 48 countries and interviewed more than 71,000 people with findings supplemented by data from the International Organization for Migration

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Saudi Arabia to introduce physical education for schoolgirls

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-07-12

Physical education for women is controversial in Saudi Arabia, where conservatives consider it immodest

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Teen kills father for raping married sister

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-06-28

Marital rape is also not considered a crime, further adding to the number of unreported cases. In 2014 there were around 14,000 reported cases of child rape

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