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Teenage Climate Activist Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-03-14

Three Norwegian lawmakers have nominated Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg, who has become a prominent voice in campaigns against climate change, for the Nobel Peace Prize

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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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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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Georgia elects Salome Zurabishvili as first woman president

Category: Events 

2018-11-29

With nearly all votes counted, the French-born ex-diplomat had 59% of the vote with rival Grigol Vashadze on 40%

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Ending inequality means ending ‘global pandemic’ of violence against women – UN chief

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-11-22

Until women and girls can live free of fear, violence and insecurity, the world cannot pride itself on being fair and equal, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said

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Lithuania marks 100 years since women were granted the right to vote

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-11-02

The voting rights of women and men were equalized in the fundamental principles of the temporary Constitution on Nov. 2, 1918

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Amsterdam reveals plans to change face of red-light district

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2018-11-02

The Dutch capital’s first female mayor, will launch a fresh push to change the face of the streets around the city’s docks next year and make life tolerable for the women working there

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Google workers around the world protest its corporate culture

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-11-02

Organizers said Google executives, like leaders at other companies affected by the #metoo movement, have been slow to address some structural issues

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Child bride refugees spur Sweden to tighten marriage law

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-10-25

Under a law, expected to come into force in January, Sweden will invalidate all underage marriages

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Congolese doctor, Yazidi activist win Nobel Peace Prize for combating sexual violence

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-10-05

The award of the prize follows a year in which the abuse and mistreatment of women in all walks of life across the globe has been a focus of attention

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