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#MeToo throws new spotlight on International Women’s Day

Paris, France | AFP | As the world marks International Women’s Day this week, it remains to be seen whether campaigns such as #MeToo and #Timesup can really advance the fight for women’s rights and gender equality worldwide or whether their effects will be more transitory. The #MeToo and #Timesup campaigns …

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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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