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Manufacturer discontinues ‘girls’ shoe’ after cries of sexism

2017-08-15

British shoe company Clarks announced it would no longer sell its “Dolly Babe” girls’ school shoe after critics questioned its sexist name and design

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Being a mum is the equivalent of 2.5 FULL-TIME jobs, according to new research

2017-08-10

A new American study has found that the average mum works an astonishing 98 hours per week - over twice the average working week of 39 hours

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Iranian president names three women to government posts after criticism

2017-08-10

"What's happened with this reformist government that we now have to beg just to get one woman in the cabinet?"

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#AintNoCinderella: Indian women post selfies at midnight after stalking case

2017-08-09

The backlash on Twitter was triggered by a remark blaming a kidnapping attempt victim for being out late

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Algerian women campaign for bikinis on beaches

2017-08-07

Thousands of Algerian women are campaigning for bikinis to become socially acceptable on the beaches of the north African country

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FT journalists threaten to strike over gender pay gap

2017-08-01

Email from union leaders to 600 staff talks of increasing sense that managers are ‘not taking the matter seriously enough’

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Iran Air appoints first female CEO

2017-08-01

Iran has appointed a female CEO to lead its national airline for the first time since it was established in the 1940s.

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Turkish women march in rights protest in Istanbul

2017-07-31

Women protested against the violence and animosity they face from men demanding they dress more conservatively

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Brenda Hale to become first female president of supreme court

2017-07-24

Lady Hale, who has campaigned for greater diversity in the judiciary, is said to be taking role as three other court posts are filled

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