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It’s time to pay the sisters the same as the misters!

A new online video campaign designed to raise awareness about the issue of pay equality in New Zealand hit the internet on February 15.

A new online video campaign designed to raise awareness about the issue of pay equality in New Zealand hit the internet on February 15.

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The woman who returned from the dead to face an impossible choice

She’s the victim of a gripping and extraordinary tale of kidnap that escaping would mean death for either her or the father of her three children.

She’s the victim of a gripping and extraordinary tale of kidnap that escaping would mean death for either her or the father of her three children.

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Argentina : topless protest

Following the banishing of bare-breasted women sunbathers from a beach in Buenos Aires, dozens of topless protesters, along with hundreds of fully-clothed supporters have taken to the…

Following the banishing of bare-breasted women sunbathers from a beach in Buenos Aires, dozens of topless protesters, along with hundreds of fully-clothed supporters have taken to the…

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Babies targeted as FGM victims get younger, say campaigners

Babies are among the victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), campaigners claim, reflecting a growing trend of younger girls being targeted.

Babies are among the victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), campaigners claim, reflecting a growing trend of younger girls being targeted.

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Russia softens the law on domestic violence

The country's lower house has passed a bill decriminalising some forms of domestic violence. It will make battery of a relative a civil and not criminal offence when the victim suffered no serious har

The country's lower house has passed a bill decriminalising some forms of domestic violence. It will make battery of a relative a civil and not criminal offence when the victim suffered no serious har

Sport

Olympic course stands firm on controversial female membership policy

A Japanese golf club set to host 2020 Olympic tournament said on Wednesday it would not change its membership policy that bars female players becoming regular…

A Japanese golf club set to host 2020 Olympic tournament said on Wednesday it would not change its membership policy that bars female players becoming regular…

Business

The rights and wrongs of women's rights

Business Line looks at women's rights in worldwide as millions express concerns their rights will be eroded under the Trump administration.

Business Line looks at women's rights in worldwide as millions express concerns their rights will be eroded under the Trump administration.

Culture

Showbiz stars on the march at the Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival is in full swing but at the venue in Park City, Utah the Women’s March filled Main Street as Trump’s inauguration was in everybody’s minds at the…

The Sundance Film Festival is in full swing but at the venue in Park City, Utah the Women’s March filled Main Street as Trump’s inauguration was in everybody’s minds at the…

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Donald Trump, day one: US Women's March set to go global

Organisers of the January 21 event are expecting around one million people to march in at least 300 sister events globally.

Organisers of the January 21 event are expecting around one million people to march in at least 300 sister events globally.

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Germany plans more transparency over gender pay

The German government has approved new legislation that will force companies to be more transparent about salaries paid to male and female employees.

The German government has approved new legislation that will force companies to be more transparent about salaries paid to male and female employees.

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Bawling babies get breastfed in the Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis has baptised 28 infants in the Sistine Chapel, telling their mothers to feel free to breastfeed them if they cried.

Pope Francis has baptised 28 infants in the Sistine Chapel, telling their mothers to feel free to breastfeed them if they cried.

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The Emirati Amal Al Qubaisi aims to build a common strategy with the EU against terrorism

The Emirati Amal Al Qubaisi is the President of the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates – the region’s first female leader of a national assembly and is one of the most influential wo

The Emirati Amal Al Qubaisi is the President of the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates – the region’s first female leader of a national assembly and is one of the most influential wo

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Turkey to Buenos Aires: worldwide rallies to protest violence against women

The UN is kicking off two weeks of actions to raise awareness of the large-scale cost to societies of psychological, physical and sexual violence against women and…

The UN is kicking off two weeks of actions to raise awareness of the large-scale cost to societies of psychological, physical and sexual violence against women and…

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Pope allows all priests to forgive abortions

Pope Francis has indefinitely granted to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors.

Pope Francis has indefinitely granted to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors.

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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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UN centre fights for women traumatised by IS militants

As Iraqi forces close in on the militant-held city of Mosul, a support centre for women and girls in Dahuk is gearing up to receive women and girls who have been held captive and sexually…

As Iraqi forces close in on the militant-held city of Mosul, a support centre for women and girls in Dahuk is gearing up to receive women and girls who have been held captive and sexually…

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Libya: Freed ISIL migrant girl relives kidnap ordeal

The horror of life in the clutches of ISIL has been described by a 12-year-old girl, one of a group of Eritrean female captives of the extremists to have been freed by pro-government forces in…

The horror of life in the clutches of ISIL has been described by a 12-year-old girl, one of a group of Eritrean female captives of the extremists to have been freed by pro-government forces in…

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FGM and forced marriage: EU countries not spared

Europe faced with stiff challenge to combat FGM and forced marriage in new and existing migrant communities.

Europe faced with stiff challenge to combat FGM and forced marriage in new and existing migrant communities.

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Turning the tide of abuse

Sophie Claudet: “Could you briefly sum up the cultural origins of female genital mutilation?

Sophie Claudet: “Could you briefly sum up the cultural origins of female genital mutilation?

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Female genital mutilation: the UK's hidden crime

It’s a potentially lethal practice that has been going on for generations, mainly in Africa, but also in the Middle East and Asia.

It’s a potentially lethal practice that has been going on for generations, mainly in Africa, but also in the Middle East and Asia.

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UK's FGM laws help 'empower victims to say no' - police

Inspector Wendy Bird, lead officer for female genital mutilation (FGM) at West Midlands Police in England, talks to Euronews about law enforcement operations and the difficulties in bringing…

Inspector Wendy Bird, lead officer for female genital mutilation (FGM) at West Midlands Police in England, talks to Euronews about law enforcement operations and the difficulties in bringing…