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Saudi Arabia 'planning to relax male guardianship laws'

2019-07-12

Saudi Arabia could be planning to relax the country’s strict male guardianship laws to allow women to leave the country without needing permission from a male relative, according to reports

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Women to head top EU institutions for first time

2019-07-03

Two women have won the backing of the EU’s leaders to head the European commission and European Central Bank, breaking with more than 60 years of male dominance

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Muslim women in France defy burkini ban to swim in public pool

2019-06-28

In the French city of Grenoble on Sunday, Muslim women went swimming in a public pool in burkinis — swimsuits covering most of their bodies — in protest of a ban of the suits

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U.N. labour body adopts #MeToo pact against violence at work

2019-06-24

The International Labour Organization adopted a new global treaty against violence and harassment in the workplace

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Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg rocks cover of TIME magazine's 27 May edition

2019-05-20

From being a regular schoolgirl a year and a half ago to being on the cover of TIME Magazine this week, 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg has the world's attention

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Runaway Saudi sisters leave Georgia to start new life

2019-05-08

Maha, 28, and Wafa al-Subaie, 25, started an online campaign to find a safe haven in April, after arriving in Georgia to escape relatives they said abused them

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Georgia governor signs heartbeat abortion ban, joining a U.S. movement

2019-05-08

Anti-abortion advocates have introduced measures in 15 states to ban the procedure as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, before a woman may be aware she is pregnant

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Sex-selective abortions may have stopped the birth of 23 million girls

2019-04-19

A huge analysis of worldwide population data suggests sex-selective abortions have led to at least 23 million fewer girls being born. The majority of these “missing” girls are in China and India

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Astronaut to eclipse record for longest U.S. spaceflight by a woman

2019-04-18

Astronaut Christina Koch, who completed the space walk with a man instead of a female colleague last month, will remain in orbit on board the International Space Station until February

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