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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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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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Progress of women in world's parliaments is slowing: IPU report

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-03-07

In 2017 there were some positive developments in women's participation in elections, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) said, but progress in female representation is slowing

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Slovakia rejects treaty combating violence against women

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-02-23

Slovakia will not ratify a European treaty designed to combat violence against women, Prime Minister Robert Fico said bowing to opposition from junior coalition partner and religious groups

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Treaty opposing violence against women will lead to "moral decay", Bulgarian church says

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-01-24

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church urged lawmakers not to ratify a treaty designed to combat violence against women and domestic violence, saying it was opening the door to "moral decay"

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UK House of Lords appoints Sarah Clarke as first female Black Rod

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2017-11-20

Black Rod, one of the most exotic figures in British parliamentary tradition, is to be a woman for the first time since the post was first recorded in 1361

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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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