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Turkey passes law to let clerics to perform civil marriages, raising concerns about child marriage

Category: Gender in the world
2017-11-21

A new law enacted in Turkey that allows Muslim clerics to conduct civil marriages. Or so-called “mufti marriages” has been praised by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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The World's Highest-Paid Women In Music 2017

Category: It`s interesting to know
2017-11-21

Queen Bey won an even more valuable distinction outright: she's this year's highest-paid woman in music, pulling in a whopping $105 million pretax

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New York City to build its 1st statues of women in Central Park

Category: Gender in the world
2017-11-20

Currently, there are 22 statues of historical figures in the park, none of which are women. According to the Smithsonian Art Museum, women make up only eight percent of public statues

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UK House of Lords appoints Sarah Clarke as first female Black Rod

Category: It`s interesting to know
2017-11-20

Black Rod, one of the most exotic figures in British parliamentary tradition, is to be a woman for the first time since the post was first recorded in 1361

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Child sex abuse live streams rising at 'alarming rate' amid surge in 'cybersex trafficking'

Category: Trafficking
2017-11-17

A new form of human trafficking that sees children forced to carry out sex acts while being live-streamed for paedophiles to watch online is growing at an “alarming rate”, a charity has warned

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France to reassess child sex laws after controversial cases

Category: Gender in the world
2017-11-17

France is to consider a change to its laws around sexual consent, according to the minister for gender equality

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UN peacekeeper in DR Congo honoured for combatting sexual violence on the frontlines

Category: Gender in the world
2017-11-16

UN peacekeeper Major Seitebatso Pearl Block was commended for developing a Mission-wide, short message service campaign to combat gender-based abuse by connecting with women

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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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Olympian fencer inspires Barbie's first hijab-wearing doll

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2017-11-15

Doll company Barbie has unveiled its first hijab-wearing doll to honour an American Olympic fencer, as the traditional Islamic headscarf goes mainstream through catwalks

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