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France to reassess child sex laws after controversial cases

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-11-17

France is to consider a change to its laws around sexual consent, according to the minister for gender equality

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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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Women's progress index shows big gaps among and inside nations

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-10-26

Iceland and Norway are the best countries for women, and Syria and Afghanistan the worst, according to an index to be released that measures a host of global gains and failures

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Social media fills with "Me Too" stories of sexual harassment, assault

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-10-17

It started on Sunday with American actress Alyssa Milano calling on Twitter users to write "Me too" if they have ever been sexually assaulted or harassed

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Cairo named most dangerous megacity for women; London best - poll

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-10-16

Cairo is the world's most dangerous megacity for women while London is the best, according to the first international experts' poll

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Trump Administration Rolls Back Birth Control Mandate

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-10-09

More than 55 million women have access to birth control without co-payments because of the contraceptive coverage mandate, according to a study

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US votes against UN resolution condemning gay sex death penalty, joining Iraq and Saudi Arabia

Category: Events 

2017-10-04

The US is one of just 13 countries to have voted against a United Nations resolution condemning the death penalty for having gay sex

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Tens of thousands march for abortion rights in Ireland

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-10-02

Thousands march to demand the loosening of some of the strictest abortion laws in the world ahead of a 2018 referendum on the issue

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Ireland set to vote on loosening abortion laws in May or June

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-09-28

Ireland plans to hold a referendum next May or June on whether it should loosen some of the strictest abortion laws in the world, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said

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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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