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Among babies and pregnant mothers, a death every 11 seconds, says UN

2019-09-19

Levels of maternal deaths are nearly 50 times higher for women in sub-Saharan Africa than in wealthy countries, and their babies are 10 times more likely to die in their first month of life

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Iranian soccer fan "Blue Girl" dies after setting herself on fire

2019-09-11

The woman - dubbed "Blue Girl" online - died at hospital after her self-immolation due to fears she might be jailed for sneaking into a stadium dressed as a man

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IMF Executive Board to Consider the Nomination of Kristalina Georgieva for the position of Managing Director

2019-09-10

One nominee, Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, currently Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank (CV and photo), and a Bulgarian national, has confirmed willingness to be considered as a candidate

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Women hold one in five top science and tech jobs

2019-09-06

While women made up more than 50% of higher education students in science, technology, engineering and math, their numbers fell dramatically with seniority

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Bangladesh to remove the word 'virgin' from Muslim marriage certificates

2019-09-02

Verdict from country’s top court will see ‘virgin’ replaced with ‘unmarried’ on in landmark victory for campaigners

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Saudi Arabia allows women to travel independently

2019-08-02

Under the new rule announced on Friday, women over the age of 21 can apply for a passport without authorisation from a male guardian

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Greta Thunberg to French MPs: you can ignore children, not scientists

2019-07-24

'We are after all just children, you don't have to listen to us. But you do have to listen to the scientists, that is all we ask,' the teenage activist told French politicians

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Saudi Arabia 'planning to relax male guardianship laws'

2019-07-12

Saudi Arabia could be planning to relax the country’s strict male guardianship laws to allow women to leave the country without needing permission from a male relative, according to reports

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Women to head top EU institutions for first time

2019-07-03

Two women have won the backing of the EU’s leaders to head the European commission and European Central Bank, breaking with more than 60 years of male dominance

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