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India's Sonia Gandhi tells Modi to give women more power

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-09-22

In the world's largest democracy, women hold only 12 percent of seats in the lower and upper houses of parliament combined

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Malaysia MP: 'Denying husbands sex is abuse'

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-07-28

A Malaysian lawmaker has come under fire for saying that women denying sex to their husbands was a form of "psychological and emotional abuse"

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El Salvador teen rape victim sentenced to 30 years in prison after stillbirth

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-07-07

A high school student was convicted on the grounds that failing to seek antenatal care amounted to murder, after giving birth in a bathroom in 2016

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Larissa Waters breastfeeds her daughter Alia while passing a motion in the Senate

Category: Gender in the world 


2017-06-27

GREENS Senator Larissa Waters made history last month when she became the first woman to breastfeed inside Federal Parliamant

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Australian senator makes history by breastfeeding her baby in Parliament

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-05-10

So proud that my daughter Alia is the first baby to be breastfed in the federal Parliament!," Waters tweeted. "We need more #women & parents in Parli

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Breakthrough as Kenya poised to elect first female governors

Category: Gender policy 

2017-05-02

Women are likely to be elected for the first time to some of Kenya's powerful governor positions after making historic gains in party primaries this week

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Support building for landmark move to overturn El Salvador's anti-abortion law

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-03-27

Parliamentary bill proposing to loosen draconian restrictions on abortion finds favour after religious groups, doctors and others voice public support

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Political power "firmly in men's hands," global parliamentary official says

Category: Gender policy 

2017-03-16

Progress getting women and men in equal numbers among the world's political leaders is at a near standstill

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Women are ‘smaller, weaker, less intelligent’ and should be paid less, says right-wing Polish MEP

Category: Gender in the world 


2017-03-06

Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke, who has repeatedly courted controversy with his opinions, was speaking to a near-empty European Parliament during a gender pay-gap debate

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Swedish government drops plans for gender quota bill for company boards

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-01-16

Only this week, government unveiled plans for a bill stipulating that by 2019, at least 40 percent of board members in listed companies should be women

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