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First conviction under sexism law for Belgian who insulted officer

Category: Gender in the world
2018-03-06

A man who verbally abused a female police officer has become the first person to be convicted in Belgium under a law that criminalises sexism in a public place

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Oscars show salutes #MeToo movement, diversity in film

Category: Women and Culture
2018-03-05

Time's Up, launched on Jan. 1, is a legal defense fund that aims to support people reporting sexual harassment in the entertainment industry and beyond

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The 2018 budget is a pitch to Canadian women voters

Category: Gender in the world
2018-03-02

Canada's first gender-conscious budget surely must be judged on the basis of something more than fashion and symbolism

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French actresses launch own "Time's Up" with white ribbons

Category: Gender based violence
2018-03-01

France's "Now we act" is billed as an appeal to raise funds so that women who have suffered rape or other forms of sexual violence can take legal action

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Turkey’s president accused of child abuse after leaving girl, 6, in tears during TV appearance

Category: Gender based violence
2018-02-28

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is being sharply criticized after he brought a 6-year-old girl to tears during a televised political gathering over..

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Saudi Arabia allows women to join military

Category: Gender in the world
2018-02-27

The women and their male guardians - usually a husband, father, brother or son - must also have a place of residence in the same province as the job's location

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February 25, 1921 – Heroic Georgians who fought against Russia’s Red Army

Category: Events
2018-02-27

February 25 of 1921 is one of the tragic and painful dates in Georgia’s history. On this day Georgia again lost its newly gained independence that lasted less than three years

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Slovakia rejects treaty combating violence against women

Category: Gender based violence
2018-02-23

Slovakia will not ratify a European treaty designed to combat violence against women, Prime Minister Robert Fico said bowing to opposition from junior coalition partner and religious groups

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She Ran From the Cut, and Helped Thousands of Other Girls Escape, Too

Category: Gender based violence
2018-02-22

For Maasai families, the cutting ceremony is a celebration that transforms girls into women and marks daughters as eligible brides

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