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The Swedish melting pot where women work for a better future

Yalla Trappan, a Swedish social enterprise that combines work, inclusion and women’s empowerment started with just six women when it was founded seven years ago.

Yalla Trappan, a Swedish social enterprise that combines work, inclusion and women’s empowerment started with just six women when it was founded seven years ago.

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What choices for European women seeking gender equality?

Efforts to end discrimination that affects half of the European population have fallen through in a European Union dedicated to economic harmonisation.

Efforts to end discrimination that affects half of the European population have fallen through in a European Union dedicated to economic harmonisation.

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New British law could be major boost in womens' fight to close gender pay gap

From Thursday all British forms employing 250 people or more will have to publish by next April the complete gender breakdown of their workers' pay, and will no longer be able to hide the lower rates

From Thursday all British forms employing 250 people or more will have to publish by next April the complete gender breakdown of their workers' pay, and will no longer be able to hide the lower rates

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Role of African women: a key issue at Dakhla forum

Agriculture, food security, sustainable development and the role of women — just some of the topics covered at this year’s Crans Montana Forum which was held in…

Agriculture, food security, sustainable development and the role of women — just some of the topics covered at this year’s Crans Montana Forum which was held in…

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Women's Day marchers target Trump on abortion and pay gap

International Women’s Day saw demonstrations across America in favour of economic equality and against President Trump’s policies on abortion and healthcare.

International Women’s Day saw demonstrations across America in favour of economic equality and against President Trump’s policies on abortion and healthcare.

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'A Day Without Women' highlights lack of gender diversity

A statue of a young girl stands in front of Lower Manhattan’s well-known bronze charging bull, as if to fearlessly stare it down.

A statue of a young girl stands in front of Lower Manhattan’s well-known bronze charging bull, as if to fearlessly stare it down.

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Statue of girl facing down Wall Street bull highlights inequality

International Women's Day marked on Wall Street with a stature of a girl placed in front of the bronze charging bull near the New York Stock Exchange.

International Women's Day marked on Wall Street with a stature of a girl placed in front of the bronze charging bull near the New York Stock Exchange.

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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

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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…

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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.