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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

Culture

Pirelli calender less make-up and subtle sexuality

Pirelli calendars known for their images of scantily-clad models has made headlines since 1963 and this coming year is no exception, but with a twist.

Pirelli calendars known for their images of scantily-clad models has made headlines since 1963 and this coming year is no exception, but with a twist.

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Two women defy the odds to run for president in Somalia

Somalia is a patriarchal society which has never had a female leader till until recently when two women took a step to make that dream a reality.

Somalia is a patriarchal society which has never had a female leader till until recently when two women took a step to make that dream a reality.

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Video: Training Afghanistan's women soldiers

Women in Kabul's military training academy are proud to serve and protect their country, despite opposition and threats

Women in Kabul's military training academy are proud to serve and protect their country, despite opposition and threats

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Women hold key vote in US election but have little love for either candidate

Women are the the largest group of registered voters in America, and might normally be expected to back the country's first-ever female candidate for president, especially as the three-times divorced

Women are the the largest group of registered voters in America, and might normally be expected to back the country's first-ever female candidate for president, especially as the three-times divorced

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Jordanian female plumbers aim to get more women into work

Maryam Mutlaq and 29 classmates are now qualified plumbers.Only 14% of women in Jordan work, but Maryam and her classmates don't see why.

Maryam Mutlaq and 29 classmates are now qualified plumbers.Only 14% of women in Jordan work, but Maryam and her classmates don't see why.

Business

The sea urchin fisherwomen of Senegal

Fishing in the sea remains the main activity for most women in Senegal's local Community Lebu.

Fishing in the sea remains the main activity for most women in Senegal's local Community Lebu.

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Two more women allege Trump groped them in the past

The separate complaints concern alleged unwanted sexual advances the Republican presidential candidate made in the early 1990s and in 2007. He denies misconduct.

The separate complaints concern alleged unwanted sexual advances the Republican presidential candidate made in the early 1990s and in 2007. He denies misconduct.

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Afghan women imprisoned in elder's homes

Women in Afghanistan are forced to serve time in tribal elder's homes where they are effectively treated as their property

Women in Afghanistan are forced to serve time in tribal elder's homes where they are effectively treated as their property

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Zika spreads in Malaysia

Malaysia confirms first pregnant woman has contracted Zika.

Malaysia confirms first pregnant woman has contracted Zika.

Sport

18-year-old becomes first Iranian female Olympic medalist

The first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal is eighteen-year-old Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin in Taekwondo who beat her Swedish opponent to take the bronze.

The first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal is eighteen-year-old Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin in Taekwondo who beat her Swedish opponent to take the bronze.

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FGM provokes fierce debate in Dagestan

A report about female genital mutilation (FGM) has sparked a fierce debate in the North Caucasus. Some clerics in Dagestan have defended the practice.

A report about female genital mutilation (FGM) has sparked a fierce debate in the North Caucasus. Some clerics in Dagestan have defended the practice.

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Tokyo elects its first female governor

Tokyo has elected Yuriko Koike as its first female governor, according to widely trusted exit polls.

Tokyo has elected Yuriko Koike as its first female governor, according to widely trusted exit polls.

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'Girl power' for Hillary Clinton

Female senators from Maryland, Missouri and Massachusetts are supporting Hillary Clinton after she accepted the Democrat presidential nomination.

Female senators from Maryland, Missouri and Massachusetts are supporting Hillary Clinton after she accepted the Democrat presidential nomination.

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High heels at work? UK petition calls to end 'sexist' dress codes

Can your employer force you to wear high heels at work? Some are finding the legal ground on the topic is shaky – just like it can be when perched up

Can your employer force you to wear high heels at work? Some are finding the legal ground on the topic is shaky – just like it can be when perched up

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Female deacons in the Catholic Church?

Pope Francis tells a conference of nuns at the Vatican that he is willing to create a commission to study the idea.

Pope Francis tells a conference of nuns at the Vatican that he is willing to create a commission to study the idea.

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Women's wheelchair basketball in Afghanistan

The final of the Afghanistan women’s wheelchair national basketball championship between Herat and Balkh provinces was held in the country’s capital

The final of the Afghanistan women’s wheelchair national basketball championship between Herat and Balkh provinces was held in the country’s capital

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Cholitas to conquer the peaks

In Bolivia, some Cholitas have set a crazy challenge: conquering eight 6,000 meters peaks located in the Andes mountains. The women are known for

In Bolivia, some Cholitas have set a crazy challenge: conquering eight 6,000 meters peaks located in the Andes mountains. The women are known for

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The Kurdish Peshmerga women soldiers who are fighting on the frontline

North of Iraq, on the frontline with the female soldiers. In their sights the jihadist fighters from the so-called Islamic State. The troop of women

North of Iraq, on the frontline with the female soldiers. In their sights the jihadist fighters from the so-called Islamic State. The troop of women