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Abortion laws in Poland

The Polish parliament has rejected draft legislation to allow abortion until the end of the 12th week of pregnancy by 240 votes to 173.

The Polish parliament has rejected draft legislation to allow abortion until the end of the 12th week of pregnancy by 240 votes to 173.

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Call for witnesses: Forced marriages in Europe

Despite being illegal in Europe, thousands of people are still at risk of being forced into an unwanted marriage. Insiders would like to produce a

Despite being illegal in Europe, thousands of people are still at risk of being forced into an unwanted marriage. Insiders would like to produce a

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Egypt to sharpen laws against Female Genital Mutilation

Egypt announced this weekend it intends to tighten legislation against Female Genital Mutilation, and has published a proposed law that will hit anyone performing the operation with up to seven years

Egypt announced this weekend it intends to tighten legislation against Female Genital Mutilation, and has published a proposed law that will hit anyone performing the operation with up to seven years

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Controversy in Cannes - burkinis banned on beach

Burkinis have been barred on the beach in Cannes, in a move the local mayor says is aimed at preventing public disorder.

Burkinis have been barred on the beach in Cannes, in a move the local mayor says is aimed at preventing public disorder.

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Fighting sexual harassment on all fronts

In Europe more than one in two women have experienced sexual harassment at least once since the age of 15.

In Europe more than one in two women have experienced sexual harassment at least once since the age of 15.

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Sexual harassment on the streets of Portugal

In Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, it is not difficult to find women who complain about being harrassed on the streets.

In Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, it is not difficult to find women who complain about being harrassed on the streets.

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Enforcing EU laws on sexual harassment

Euronews, Sophie Claudet: In your study, published in 2014, we read that one in two women in the EU have been sexually harassed; and that Sweden and Denmark top the list with 80 and 81 percent of wome

Euronews, Sophie Claudet: In your study, published in 2014, we read that one in two women in the EU have been sexually harassed; and that Sweden and Denmark top the list with 80 and 81 percent of wome

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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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The right to breastfeed

Hundreds of Argentine women came out in greater Buenos Aires Saturday (July 23) to rally in defence of their right to breastfeed in public whenever and wherever they…

Hundreds of Argentine women came out in greater Buenos Aires Saturday (July 23) to rally in defence of their right to breastfeed in public whenever and wherever they…

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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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To ban or not to ban abortion?

In this episode of Insiders we go to Poland where pro-life and pro-choice activists have taken their battle to the street. We then travel to Malta

In this episode of Insiders we go to Poland where pro-life and pro-choice activists have taken their battle to the street. We then travel to Malta

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Poland: pushing towards a total abortion ban?

On the streets of Poland a battle for the future of abortion is being fought. Maria had to make this decision alone a few years ago. The young woman

On the streets of Poland a battle for the future of abortion is being fought. Maria had to make this decision alone a few years ago. The young woman

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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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Abortion ban in Malta: the EU's last standing ban ?

Malta is for now the EU’s last country where abortion is banned in all cases. While some are beginning to call for a public debate on women’s

Malta is for now the EU’s last country where abortion is banned in all cases. While some are beginning to call for a public debate on women’s

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Europe's abortion rules - no single policy

Poland is poised to restrict abortion rights and Italy has been censured by the Council of Europe over the issue. Does this mark a shift in

Poland is poised to restrict abortion rights and Italy has been censured by the Council of Europe over the issue. Does this mark a shift in

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'No Land's Song': when art triumphs over ignorance in Iran

An Iranian film maker follows his sister in her relentless quest to organise a public concert featuring female solo singers - which has been forbidden in Iran since the Islamic Revolution.

An Iranian film maker follows his sister in her relentless quest to organise a public concert featuring female solo singers - which has been forbidden in Iran since the Islamic Revolution.

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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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The Arab women in Cairo leading the push for workplace equality

Om Waleed is a taxi driver. In fact she is the only woman driving a taxi in Cairo. She has broken a huge taboo and put up with repeated harassment to

Om Waleed is a taxi driver. In fact she is the only woman driving a taxi in Cairo. She has broken a huge taboo and put up with repeated harassment to

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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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Gender equality at last...on pedestrian crossings!

Crossing the road will never be the same again in the Spanish city of Valencia. From now on, female pedestrian lights will help people get to the

Crossing the road will never be the same again in the Spanish city of Valencia. From now on, female pedestrian lights will help people get to the

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Istanbul violence as women defy rally ban

Females in Turkey defied an official ban to mark International Women’s Day in Istanbul. The rally, ahead of the awareness day on Tuesday, March 8

Females in Turkey defied an official ban to mark International Women’s Day in Istanbul. The rally, ahead of the awareness day on Tuesday, March 8