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Iranian lawyer who defended women’s right to remove hijab gets 38 years, 148 lashes

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-03-12

After two trials described by Amnesty International as “grossly unfair,” Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced to a total of 38 years in prison and 148 lashes

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'Big step but not enough': Ecuador debates easing abortion law in rape cases

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-03-05

Abortions are illegal in Ecuador, except under two circumstances: if the life of the pregnant woman is at risk, or if the pregnancy is the result of the rape of a woman with mental disabilities

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Women have only three quarters of economic rights of men, finds World Bank

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-02-28

Discriminatory laws mean women are held back from gaining economic independence and also contribute to a loss of $160 trillion in lost earnings worldwide each year

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Saudi Arabia grants women right to serve as privates at security institute

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-02-07

Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday that women are eligible for admission to rank of private, in a move that is seen to boost female empowerment in the kingdom

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Afghan men oppose more women's rights; elders less hardline

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-01-30

About two-thirds of men think women in Afghanistan have too many rights and that women are too emotional to become leaders

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Outrage as UAE gives all its 'gender balance' awards to men

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-01-29

The World Economic Forum ranked the UAE 121st out of 149 countries by gender equality

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Kamala Harris Is Running For President In 2020

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-01-22

The California senator announced her bid on Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the campaign theme “For the people"

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Post-Soviet countries urged to fix laws that let rapists off hook

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-01-17

Flawed legislation combined with sexist attitudes across the region mean girls and women are often blamed for provoking sexual violence

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Iceland has made it illegal to pay women less than men

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-01-14

Under the legislation, firms that employ more than 25 people are obliged to obtain a government certificate demonstrating pay equality, or they will face fines.

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Woman and her two children die in outlawed Nepal 'menstrual hut'

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-01-11

A woman and her two children have died of suspected smoke inhalation after a night in a “menstrual hut” in Nepal, according to police

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