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Saudi authorities investigate Snapchat model in miniskirt

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Saudi authorities are investigating footage of a woman in a miniskirt and crop top walking through a historic site in the ultraconservative kingdom posted to social media over the weekend. A series of videos, initially posted to the Snapchat account of “Model Khulood”, show a …

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New ranking credits Rwanda on gender

Highest ranked country in the world with most women in parliament as of January 2017 Rwanda has 49 women in its 80-seat lower house of parliament and 10 women in its 26-seat Upper house of parliament, the Women in Politics 2017 map, created by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN …

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Kenya court orders parliament to pass gender quota

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s High Court on Wednesday gave parliament 60 days to enact legislation that would make it obligatory to have more female lawmakers, or face dissolution. The 2010 constitution requires that no more than two thirds of lawmakers should be men, a principle hailed at the …

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More than 730 change gender on NY birth certificates

New York, United States | AFP |  More than 730 people aged five to 76 have changed gender on New York birth certificates since 2015, an explosion in applications after rules were relaxed two years ago, officials said Thursday. The 731 gender-change applications approved since January 2015 come in stark …

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VIDEO: Uganda Police joins march against gender based violence

VIDEO: The Uganda police has joined in the marking of the 16 days against gender based violence. The celebrations that started with a march around major streets of Kampala was punctuated by women and men carrying items that symbolized social roles of woman – that are often under looked. According to the …

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Men made a mess of Somalia, now women want to fix it

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Raped, abused and subjected to genital mutilation, many women suffer terribly in Somalia, an unrepentantly patriarchal country shown by successive surveys as one of the worst places to be female. A quota reserving 30 percent of parliamentary seats for women in current elections is supposed …

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US Supreme Court to decide ‘battle of the toilets’

Washington, United States | AFP | The US Supreme Court said Friday that it will decide which bathrooms should be used by transgender people, a highly sensitive question with national political resonance. The case involves 17-year-old Gavin Grimm, who was born a female but identifies as a male. Grimm filed …

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JOBS: Consultant – gender

Job opening Uganda: Consultant – GHG Gender BCC Impact Assessment Kampala, Uganda Mercy Corps Closing Date : 2016-11-23 Duty Station : Kampala, Uganda Application : Apply for the job Share on: WhatsApp

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