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At least 1,000 women 'flee Saudi Arabia every year because of sexism'

2017-03-22

At least 1,000 Saudi Arabian women flee the country each year because of the country’s ingrained misogyny, a sociologist based in the country's capital Riyadh has claimed

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Sweden is the best country in the world for women — here's why

2017-03-22

Sweden was recently named the best country in the world for women by BAV Consulting and UPenn's Wharton School of Business

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Pianist Elisso Bolkvadze, Angelina Jolie pay tribute to late UN diplomat de Mello

2017-03-16

Famous Georgian pianist Elisso Bolkvadze joined star actor and UNESCO Special Envoy Angelina Jolie for a special tribute to the late United Nations (UN) diplomat Sergio Veira de Mello

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Saudi Arabia launches girls' council - without any girls

2017-03-15

But when Saudi Arabia wanted to show off its inaugural girls' council in al-Qassim province, they overlooked one thing: the women

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Angelina Jolie hosts first lecture at LSE

2017-03-15

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has been praised by students following her first appearance as a lecturer

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European court rules employers can ban women from wearing Islamic headscarves and religious symbols

2017-03-14

The European Court of Justice has ruled that companies can ban employees from wearing the Islamic headscarf, but only as part of prohibitions including other religious symbols

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Thousands of women go on strike in Ireland in protest at abortion ban

2017-03-13

Protesters wear black and are encouraged to take the day off work in action to coincide with International Women's Day

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Justin Trudeau pledges $650 million in funding for women’s abortion services worldwide

2017-03-13

Trudeau said “Like men, women should be able to choose when they want to start a family, how big their family should be, and who they want to start that family with.”

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Iceland becomes first country in the world to make firms prove equal pay

2017-03-09

On International Women's Day, Iceland became the first country in the world to force companies to prove they pay all employees the same regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or nationality

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