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

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

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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World leaders to meet under all-female co-chair team at Davos 2018

2017-11-14

The seven co-chairs for the four-day event in January were announced in the face of criticism that the conference has in the past lacked female representation

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Activists Masih Alinejad and Zehra Doğan awarded ‘Freethinker’ prize

2017-11-09

The Swiss Freethinker Association has awarded its 2017 “Freethinker” prize to two pioneering women: Kurdish journalist and painter Zehra Doğan and writer-activist Masih Alinejad.

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Global gender gap grows for first time in 11 years

2017-11-02

This year's Global Gender Gap Report found that the divide between men and women stood at 32 percent, up from 31.7 percent last year

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Second woman enters Russian presidential race, campaigning for single mothers

2017-10-31

"There are many populist themes ... But there is one reality - we are a country of single mothers, and no one gives a damn about them"

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Saudi Arabia to let women enter sports stadiums in 2018

2017-10-30

The stadiums in Jeddah, Dammam and Riyadh are being prepared to accommodate families in early 2018

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Women's progress index shows big gaps among and inside nations

2017-10-26

Iceland and Norway are the best countries for women, and Syria and Afghanistan the worst, according to an index to be released that measures a host of global gains and failures

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Give world's poorest women control over sex, birth, to cut inequality - UN

2017-10-18

Countless women and girls worldwide are denied a say in decisions about sex and childbirth, leaving them at risk of unwanted pregnancies and abortions

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