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First global women's disability award aims to break stereotypes

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-12-04

Her Ability award wants to put a spotlight on disabled women's achievements to combat the idea that they are passive victims

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Kenya MPs debate giving women a third of parliament seats

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-11-22

Women hold 23 percent of seats in Kenya's lower and upper houses of parliament combined - on a par with the global average

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Women candidates 'tired of waiting' make record gains in U.S. Congress

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-11-08

In the Nov. 6 elections, there were 237 women on ballots for House seats and at least 96 had won their races, shattering the previous record and surpassing the 84 women currently in the House

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‘Crippling to our credibility’ that number of women peacekeepers is so low: UN chief

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-10-29

Secretary-General's remarks to the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security [trilingual, as delivered]

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Ethiopia's parliament approves Sahle-Work Zewde as first female president

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-10-26

The president's post is a ceremonial one in Ethiopia. The prime minister, who is the head of state, holds executive power

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Vietnam has first female president, but activists are unimpressed

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-09-25

Vietnam's first female president belies a deep gender imbalance in the communist country's politics and society

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India makes Islamic 'triple-talaq' instant divorce punishable by up to three years in prison

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-09-21

India has made the Islamic practice of "instant divorce" a criminal offence punishable by up to three years in prison

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Global hunger increasing, UN warns

Category: Events 

2018-09-11

The number of people suffering from hunger has increased during the past three years, after years of decline, a UN report suggests

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Michelle Bachelet of Chile Nominated to Be Next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-08-09

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has nominated Michelle Bachelet, a former president of Chile, to become the next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

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Argentina senate rejects bill to legalise abortion

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-08-09

Lawmakers debated for more than 15 hours and voted 38 against to 31 in favour, despite the fact opinion polls showed the bill had strong public support

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