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Brazil environmentalist Marina Silva to run for president in 2018

2017-12-04

Former Brazilian senator and environmental minister Marina Silva said that she would seek her party's nomination to run for president next year

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South Korea to reconsider its abortion ban

2017-12-01

South Korea will reconsider its ban on elective abortion procedures, the South Korean president’s office said

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Girls are better than boys at solving problems in teams, finds new global study

2017-11-30

Analysts said the findings suggest girls are better equipped for the workplace and are more able to cope with modern ways of working

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

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

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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France to reassess child sex laws after controversial cases

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

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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