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Being a mum is the equivalent of 2.5 FULL-TIME jobs, according to new research

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-08-10

A new American study has found that the average mum works an astonishing 98 hours per week - over twice the average working week of 39 hours

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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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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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Indian firm offers "menstrual leave" for women on first day of period

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-07-13

A digital media company in India is offering "menstrual leave" to female staff as part of its official policy

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Norway youth parties want free prescription contraceptives for under-16s

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2017-07-12

Norwegian organisations and political party youth wings want free medical contraception to be available to people under the age of 16, bringing them into line with current provisions for 16-20

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Mother shares emotional post about post-baby body struggles

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2017-07-03

Instead of keeping silent about the process, motherhood blogger Laura Mazza captured her struggles in a telling Facebook post

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New York state moves to ban child marriages

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-06-21

New York state moved to end child marriages on Tuesday, raising the legal age to 18 from 14 to tackle the issue of underage marriage that is permissible across the United States

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Singer Annie Lennox calls for solidarity to help most vulnerable women

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-06-14

The award winning singer-songwriter started advocacy group The Circle to help women living in poverty

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Facebook's Sandberg urges family-friendly policies on Mother's Day

Category: Gender in the world 

Laila Kearney
2017-05-15

"It's time for our public policies to catch up with what our families deserve and our values demand," Sandberg, a 47-year-old widowed mother of two, wrote on her personal Facebook page

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US state could become first to enact blanket ban on child marriage

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-05-10

A measure to ban child marriage could become law this week in New Jersey, which would become the first of the 50 states in America to outlaw the practice without exception

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