‘We hate the headscarf’: can women find freedom in Tehran’s female-only parks?

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Parks exclusively for women are popping up in Iranian cities, but critics are divided over whether this is just another ploy to keep them hidden in public I love to take off my headscarf, says Laleh, 47, a hairdresser from Tehran. Shes sitting with a group of friends around one of the many picnic tables […]

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Google reportedly fires author of anti-diversity memo

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CEO Sundar Pichai says internal document that criticised efforts to promote women and under-represented minorities is contrary to our basic values Google reportedly fired a software engineer on Monday after a in a memo to employees. It is contrary to our basic values and our code of conduct. The firing of the memos author, who […]

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Irans president under pressure to appoint female ministers

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Concerns raised that Hassan Rouhani may unveil all-male list of ministers in cabinet reshuffle as he prepares for second term Irans president, who is mulling a cabinet reshuffle before his swearing-in ceremony on Sunday, is under pressure to appoint female ministers. Hassan Rouhanis Rouhanis landslide victory in May. Officials have declared Sunday a bank holiday […]

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Serena Williams calls for equal pay for black women in passionate personal essay

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Tennis champion says black women in America earn 37% less than men, and 17% less than white women, and status quo must change Serena Williams has issued said womens tennis was riding on the coat-tails of the mens tour and that female players should thank god for Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. In April the […]

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‘It’s all sextortion and revenge porn’: the woman fighting cyber abuse in Pakistan

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With women in Pakistan suffering increasingly lurid and dangerous forms of onine harassment, Nighat Dad is leading the battle to make cyberspace safer After the killing of more than 3,000 cybercrimes were reported to Pakistans Federal Investigation Agency. About 45% of the women targeted were using social media. In May, Dads team commissioned a study […]

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Mexicos lost generation of young girls robbed of innocence and education

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Study reveals rising number of Mexican girls in relationships and marriages with older men and casts fresh light on causes of child marriage in Latin America Hundreds of thousands of young girls across Mexico are being driven into relationships and marriages with older men, denying them a childhood and an education, new research reveals. Of […]

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Hillary Clinton: misogyny ‘certainly’ played a role in 2016 election loss

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In first post-election interview, former Democratic presidential candidate calls for US intervention in Syria and says misogyny was factor in her loss In her first interview since losing the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton said misogyny had played a role in her election loss. Clinton spends a lot of time wrestling with the fact that 53% […]

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