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India’s Supreme Court to rule on whether mosques must let women worshipers inside

2019-04-17

India’s Supreme Court will hear a petition Tuesday asking that Islamic mosques be legally mandated to allow women inside to offer prayers.

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Malaysia probes book on Muslim women who refuse to wear headscarves

2019-04-17

The probe is the latest in a series of incidents that have led to women's rights activists accusing authorities of acting like 'fashion police' by trying to control women's attire

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Egyptian company becomes first in country to grant women a day's leave for their period

2019-04-12

Female employees at Shark and Shrimp, a digital marketing agency based in Cairo, will not need to provide medical proof of having particularly painful periods

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Young woman dressed in white becomes symbol of revolution in Sudan after leading mass protest

2019-04-11

Young woman dressed in white has become the symbol of resistance against Sudan’s autocratic president after she was seen leading a massive protest from the top of a car in Khartoum

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South Korea court strikes down abortion law in landmark ruling

2019-04-11

South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Thursday overturned a ban on abortion that has stood for more than 65 years

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Angelina Jolie pushes for women to be part of Afghan peace talks

2019-04-01

Some women fear losing freedoms gained since the Taliban was overthrown, and complain their voices are being sidelined

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Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan appointed two female judges

2019-03-22

President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has issued Federal Decree No. 27 of 2019 appointing two female judges at the Federal Judiciary

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Uhlenbeck receives Abel Prize for geometric analysis

2019-03-20

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has awarded the Abel Prize for 2019 to Karen Uhlenbeck, a visiting senior research scholar in mathematics at Princeton

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Teenage Climate Activist Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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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