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Women Bombers Emerge From Daesh Redoubt to Attack Libyan Forces

SIRTE, Libya, Dec 2 – Several women blew themselves up on Friday in suicide attacks that killed four Libyan soldiers who had granted them safe passage to leave buildings under the control of Daesh militants, a spokesman for government forces said. The Libyan forces, backed by U.S. air strikes, are close to taking full control

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Thousands of U.S. Students Carry Protests Against Trump Into Second Week

By Curtis Skinner SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 15 – Demonstrations protesting the U.S. presidential election victory of Republican Donald Trump entered their second week on Monday, with thousands of students chanting phrases like “Not My President” after walking out of classes across the country. The latest protests came as critics slammed Trump’s selection of right-wing firebrand

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Women Lawmakers Face Discrimination, Violence on Job – Report

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Oct 26 – Women members of parliament (MPs) in all regions face sexism, harassment and violence from male lawmakers and are increasingly targeted by online humiliation campaigns, a report said on Wednesday. The first study on the issue by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) follows scandals in France and other countries where

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Trump Defiantly Apologizes After Lewd Remarks About Women Revealed

By Emily Stephenson and Steve Holland NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Oct 8 – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump scrambled to prevent his campaign from falling apart early on Saturday with a hastily prepared video statement expressing regret for making lewd comments about women. Trump declared himself a changed man, but raised the infidelities of former President Bill

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Of Women and Business

Women bring virtues and skills of soft power to leadership in the workplace BY: Randa Bessiso It’s a new and emerging global economy which increasingly relies upon and values the virtues of ‘soft power’—the natural leadership style of women. As the world of business becomes friendlier to women, there is also a significant economic premium to

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How Can the World Improve the Lives of Women and Girls by 2030?

COPENHAGEN, May 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – With women and girls facing discrimination and violence in every part of the world, the United Nations last year committed to work towards gender equality in the next 15 years as part of a new set of global goals. Key participants attending the fourth global Women Deliver conference

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Men Join Campaigns in India Against FGM Rituals Among the Bohra

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, March 17  – Men in India and Pakistan are joining a campaign to end female genital mutilation (FGM), adding greater heft to the movement in the deeply patriarchal Dawoodi Bohra community. Little is known about FGM in India where the ritual is carried out in great secrecy by the close-knit Shi’ite

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Director Hopes Oscar-Nominated Film Will Help End Pakistan Honor Killings

By Syed Raza Hassan and Krista Mahr KARACHI/ISLAMABAD, Feb 8 (Reuters) – An Oscar-winning filmmaker hopes her latest Academy Award-nominated documentary will help bring tougher laws against honor killings in Pakistan, which account for the deaths of hundreds of women and men each year. The film, which follows the story of a young woman who

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In The Line of Duty

Saudi Arabia’s women participated in landmark municipal elections, as candidates and voters. But what impact will their involvement have? By Khadeeja Balkhi On the surface of it, the suffrage of Saudi women hits all the right notes: Gender, votes, power, emancipation. But given a closer look, the nation’s third municipal elections—the first in the Kingdom’s

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No Sacred Space

Saudi Arabia’s elections fall short of universal suffrage By Eman Alnafjan The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is undergoing its third round of municipal elections. The first round was held in 2005 to much fanfare, whilst the second was slated for 2009 but in fact delayed until 2011. Women were excluded in those first two municipal

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