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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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Women prefer paid jobs to housework, and men agree, research shows

2017-03-08

Worldwide, 70 percent of women and 66 percent of men would prefer that women work at paid jobs

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ADC Memorial launches 8th of March new campaign - All jobs for all women

2017-03-08

March 8 is the day of working women’s rights, where the fight for worker’s rights and equality between men and women has been supplanted by flowers, gifts, and treats for “dear ladies.”

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Melbourne trials female figures on pedestrian crossings to 'reduce unconscious bias'

2017-03-07

Ten lights at the intersection of Swanston and Flinders streets will be fitted out with female figures in a 12-month trial

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All-women flight crew from India sets record with around-the-world journey

2017-03-07

An all-female flight crew for Air India has completed an epic journey that circumvented the globe. In doing so, the airline says, the crew has set a world record by becoming the first female crew

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