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England women’s boss Neville defends appointment

London, United Kingdom | AFP | New England women’s head coach Phil Neville said on Monday he “cannot be more qualified” to take on the role, defending his appointment that was overshadowed by sexist tweets. The 41-year-old was named Lionesses boss last Tuesday, but has no past experience of working …

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Gaza police block women from attending football match

Palestinian Territories | AFP | Police blocked dozens of women from attending a football match Sunday in the Gaza Strip, in what activists said they hoped would have been the first such permission under Hamas’s rule. Authorities in the Palestinian enclave run by Islamist movement Hamas told the women they …

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Thousands of women in anti-president protest in Togo

Lome, Togo | AFP | Thousands of women took to the streets of Togo’s capital Lome on Saturday to protest against the power of President Faure Gnassingbe. Since September, a coalition of 14 political parties has held almost weekly marches, where thousands have called for Gnassingbe to step down to …

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Saudi women attend football game for the first time

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Saudi Arabia allowed women to enter a football stadium for the first time to watch a match Friday, as the ultra-conservative kingdom eases strict decades-old rules separating the sexes. The new measure comes after Riyadh, long known for imposing harsh restrictions on women, announced …

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ANALYSIS: Women’s NGOs are changing the world

Women’s NGOs are changing the world…. But research shows they are easily marginalised and trivialised once projects take off NEWS ANALYSIS | Bipasha Baruah & Kate Grantham | In contemporary global development circles, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are now performing many more roles and activities than they did a few decades ago. NGOs …

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