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Dutch 'abortion boat' blocked by army in Guatemala

A boat used by pro-abortion activists has been blocked by authorities in Guatemala, where the campaigners had docked looking to help women seeking to end their…

A boat used by pro-abortion activists has been blocked by authorities in Guatemala, where the campaigners had docked looking to help women seeking to end their…

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UK appoints Cressida Dick as first female London police chief

The former head of UK counter terrorism, Cressida Dick, has been appointed London’s new police chief – the first women ever to hold the job.

The former head of UK counter terrorism, Cressida Dick, has been appointed London’s new police chief – the first women ever to hold the job.

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Balancing work and children

It is tough for us to balance our work and our personal life, but add kids to the mix and the going gets really tough, especially for women.

It is tough for us to balance our work and our personal life, but add kids to the mix and the going gets really tough, especially for women.

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President of Malta Employers' Association on mothers' employment in EU

Joseph Farrugia has been the president of the Malta Employers’ Association since 2001 and a board member of the Employment and Training Corporation and the Employment Relations…

Joseph Farrugia has been the president of the Malta Employers’ Association since 2001 and a board member of the Employment and Training Corporation and the Employment Relations…

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What do the EU's finance ministers discuss?

Malta’s Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna is also the incoming President of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN).

Malta’s Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna is also the incoming President of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN).

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Responsibility meets profitability - the future of the sharing economy

The sharing economy could be worth 335bn euros by 2025. But what about the promises of making the world a fairer, greener and more socially-connected place? That was up for debate at the Woman's Forum

The sharing economy could be worth 335bn euros by 2025. But what about the promises of making the world a fairer, greener and more socially-connected place? That was up for debate at the Woman's Forum

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Protests over South Korea's 'comfort women' deal with Japan

Student protesters in South Korea show their anger over a Japanese government-funded foundation to support “comfort women” – females who were forced to work in Japan’s wartime…

Student protesters in South Korea show their anger over a Japanese government-funded foundation to support “comfort women” – females who were forced to work in Japan’s wartime…

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Sexual harassment at work - breaking the silence

Allegations against a high-ranking member of France’s Green Party have once again shone the spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace.

Allegations against a high-ranking member of France’s Green Party have once again shone the spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Turkey, Malta and Italy 'worst' when it comes to work gender gap

New employment figures have raised questions over equality between men and women in Turkey, Malta and Italy. The trio have the biggest gaps when it

New employment figures have raised questions over equality between men and women in Turkey, Malta and Italy. The trio have the biggest gaps when it

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Women's US football team file wage complaint

The equal pay debate between elite male and female athletes gathered more momentum this week when players from the Women’s US football team filed a

The equal pay debate between elite male and female athletes gathered more momentum this week when players from the Women’s US football team filed a

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Tennis sexism war after 'go down on your knees' remark by Indian Wells chief

World Number 1 Novak Djokovic believes men should fight for more money because "we have much more spectators at the men's tennis matches." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lan

World Number 1 Novak Djokovic believes men should fight for more money because "we have much more spectators at the men's tennis matches."

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Turkish First Lady: harem was 'school' for women

Emine Erdogan has called the harem of Ottoman sultans a "school" preparing women for life, according to local media.

Emine Erdogan has called the harem of Ottoman sultans a "school" preparing women for life, according to local media.

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Advertisers and Women's Day: the struggle to get the message right

When it comes to defending the rights of women, and empowering them in society, a large part of the struggle is over the image portrayed in the

When it comes to defending the rights of women, and empowering them in society, a large part of the struggle is over the image portrayed in the

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The Strongwoman: Dorota Jadczak's courage to be herself

This video is brought to you by 99.media, a not-for-profit digital platform that adapts and shows documentaries in six languages. To watch the

This video is brought to you by 99.media, a not-for-profit digital platform that adapts and shows documentaries in six languages. To watch the

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When half is a minority: how do women fare in international awards?

“Condescending”, “ridiculous”, “embarrassing”, “lack of judgement”: Just some of the reactions on Twitter after the world’s most prestigious cartoon

“Condescending”, “ridiculous”, “embarrassing”, “lack of judgement”: Just some of the reactions on Twitter after the world’s most prestigious cartoon

Culture

French comics festival marred by sexist row

Just weeks before it’s due to get underway, France’s prestigious Angoulême comics festival is up in arms. The reason? Out of the 30 graphic

Just weeks before it’s due to get underway, France’s prestigious Angoulême comics festival is up in arms. The reason? Out of the 30 graphic

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Just 118 years to go to close the gender gap

It is easy for news to get buried at times like this. Last week the World Economic Forum published an important paper – its Global Gender Gap Report

It is easy for news to get buried at times like this. Last week the World Economic Forum published an important paper – its Global Gender Gap Report

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Sexist owners can "get stuffed", says winning jockey

Michelle Payne delivered a message to “chauvinistic” members of Australia’s horse-racing community as she became the first female jockey to win the

Michelle Payne delivered a message to “chauvinistic” members of Australia’s horse-racing community as she became the first female jockey to win the

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Kentucky official jailed for refusing to recognise gay marriages

A judge in the US state of Kentucky jailed an official on Thursday for repeatedly refusing to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples. Country

A judge in the US state of Kentucky jailed an official on Thursday for repeatedly refusing to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples. Country

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'Distractingly sexy' scientists hit back in lab chemistry polemic

Female scientists have taken to Twitter in sarcastic response to a scientist’s sexist speech. Sir Tim Hunt resigned from his post at University

Female scientists have taken to Twitter in sarcastic response to a scientist’s sexist speech. Sir Tim Hunt resigned from his post at University