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Upskirting to be made criminal offence with two-year prison sentence under proposed law

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-06-15

“Upskirting” is to become a criminal offence punishable by up to two years in prison under a proposed new law

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New Zealand former sex worker becomes a dame in Queen's birthday honours

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-06-06

Catherine Healy, who helped decriminalise prostitution, honoured with an Order of Merit for services to the rights of sex workers

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Denmark bans the wearing of face veils in public

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-06-01

Denmark has banned the wearing of face veils in public, joining France and other parts of Europe in outlawing the burqa and the niqab worn by some Muslim women

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Britain's May refuses to relax Northern Ireland abortion rules

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-05-28

British Prime Minister faces a showdown with ministers and lawmakers in her Conservative party after refusing to back reform of Northern Ireland's highly restrictive abortion rules

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Sweden outlaws sex without consent as Europe pushed to tighten rape laws

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-05-24

Sweden outlawed sex not based on mutual consent, with campaigners hoping other European countries would also toughen up rape legislation after the #MeToo anti-harassment campaign

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Where are the Women in Armenia's Revolution?

Category: Gender in Caucasus 

Sara Khojoyan
2018-05-18

Indeed, only two of the new government’s 17 ministers - for culture and for labour and social affairs - are women. All three deputy prime ministers are all men

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Quotas needed to close Britain's workplace gender gap: charity

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-04-24

Britain should implement workplace gender quotas, an equality charity said on Monday, as it published research showing women hold fewer than 45 percent of top jobs in the country

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Girls' headscarf ban debate ties Merkel's conservatives in knots

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-04-11

A debate over whether to ban Muslim girls under 14 from wearing headscarves in public has divided Germany's parliament

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Ireland sets abortion referendum date for May 25

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-03-29

Ireland will hold a referendum on May 25 on whether or not to liberalise its abortion law, the first opportunity in 35 years

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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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