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‘Catastrophic’ Iraq law could legalise marriage for children as young as nine

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-11-15

Activists warn that proposal to amend legislation would set women’s rights back 50 years, allowing Muslim clerics to decide on marriage contracts

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World leaders to meet under all-female co-chair team at Davos 2018

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-11-14

The seven co-chairs for the four-day event in January were announced in the face of criticism that the conference has in the past lacked female representation

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The representatives of civil society sector met with the President of Estonia

Category: Events 

2017-11-02

The information about the election results, constitutional amendments an issues related to women's rights have been shared to the President Kersti Kaljulaid by the civil society sector

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Gender equality best in Sweden, worst in Greece

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-10-17

Sweden and Denmark top the EU in terms of gender equality in society, while Greece and Hungary rank at the bottom.

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In China women 'hold up half the sky' but can't touch the political glass ceiling

Category: Gender policy 

2017-10-17

Few expect any women to be appointed to China’s top political body when it holds its five-yearly meeting on Wednesday

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Cairo named most dangerous megacity for women; London best - poll

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-10-16

Cairo is the world's most dangerous megacity for women while London is the best, according to the first international experts' poll

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Saudi king decrees women be allowed to drive

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-09-28

For more than 25 years, women activists have campaigned to be allowed to drive, defiantly taking to the road, petitioning the king and posting videos

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Nations join forces to stop high level of violence against women

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-09-21

World leaders meeting at the United Nations launched a half-billion dollar effort to end violence against women and girls

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Artist unveils design of Parliament Square statue of suffragette

Category: Culture 

2017-09-20

Gillian Wearing, first female artist to create statue for iconic square, granted planning approval for tribute to Millicent Fawcett

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Saudi trains first women air traffic controllers

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-09-19

The conservative Islamic kingdom plans to increase the number of women in the overall workforce to 28 percent from 23 percent

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