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France open debate on femicide, domestic violence in September

Paris - The French government will in September begin a major consultation on domestic violence in order to stamp out gender-based murder and violence against women, a minister said on Sunday.

Britain bans 'harmful' gender stereotypes from ads

London - Ads featuring "harmful gender stereotypes" which are likely to cause offence will be banned in Britain from Friday under new rules that could have a major impact on the industry.

Swiss women to march for equal pay

Geneva - Women across Switzerland are set to walk off the job and into the streets Friday to demand wage parity, nearly three decades after staging the country's first nationwide strike for equal pay.

Swiss women strike for equal pay again, three decades on

Geneva - Nearly 30 years after staging a first nationwide strike for equal pay, women across Switzerland say they are preparing fresh action to push for wage parity next week.

Pope apologises to Roma for Catholic Church's 'discrimination'

Pope Francis apologised to the Roma people on Sunday for the Roman Catholic Church's "discrimination" against them as he wrapped up a visit to Romania.

French transgender assault leads to 10-month sentence

Paris - A young man who was filmed assaulting a transgender woman was sentenced Wednesday to 10 months in prison, four of them on parole, by a Paris court.Seddik A.

Record number of attacks on gays in France: report

Paris - Assaults in France on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people hit a new record in 2018, "a dark year" for the LGBT community, French group SOS Homophobie reported Tuesday.

Killer of albino sentenced to death in Malawi

Blantyre - Malawi's high court has sentenced to death a man who murdered a young albino, an unprecedented penalty in a country which has seen a surge in attacks and killings of people with albinism.

Japan's sterilised 'eugenics' victims to get payout

Apo - Thousands of Japanese people -- some as young as nine -- forcibly sterilised under now-defunct eugenics laws, will receive government compensation after lawmakers passed historic legislation on Wednesday.

'Hitler would have loved social media': Disney CEO

Los Angeles - Disney CEO Bob Iger on Thursday called upon US politicians to reject hate in the run up to the 2020 election -- and claimed that Adolf Hitler would have "loved social media" as a tool to spread extremist propaganda.

FBI to return Nazi-stolen art to Jewish collector's heirs

New York - A painting stolen from the family of art collector Adolphe Schloss by Germans during the World War II occupation of France will be returned to his descendants in New York, the French consulate said in a statement Tuesday.

Under-fire Malawi president unveils probe into albino killings

Blantyre - Malawi’s president, Peter Mutharika, on Friday appointed a commission of inquiry to probe a spate of attacks, abductions and killings of people with albinism.

Nearly a quarter of lawmakers worldwide are women: study

Geneva - Nearly a quarter of all lawmakers serving in national parliaments worldwide are women, after more progress towards gender parity was made in 2018, the International Parliamentary Union said Tuesday.

Facebook bans UK far-right figure Tommy Robinson

London - Facebook on Tuesday removed the accounts of leading British far-right activist Tommy Robinson for violating its "community standards" by promoting "organised hate" and other prohibited behaviour.

Thousands demonstrate in Paris following anti-Semitic attacks

Paris - Thousands of people, some carrying banners proclaiming 'That's enough', took to the streets of the French capital Tuesday evening to protest a spate of recent anti-Semitic attacks, including the daubing of swastikas on nearly 100 graves in a Jewish cem...

Germany sees 'frightening' rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes

Berlin - Anti-Semitic offences rose almost 10 percent in Germany last year, and violent attacks were up more than 60 percent, crime statistics showed Wednesday, sparking alarm in the Jewish community.

Germany anti-Semitic offences up sharply in 2018: govt

Berlin - Anti-Semitic offences rose almost 10 percent in Germany last year, and violent attacks were up more than 60 percent, crime statistics showed Wednesday.

Oracle underpaid women and minority workers by $401 million

Oracle underpaid women and minority workers by $400 million between 2013 and 2016 due to what the US Labor Deparment described as systematic discrimination, the agency said Tuesday.

One in three Christians in Asia faces persecution: report

Paris - One in three Christians in Asia faces high levels of persecution after a "shocking increase" of religious-based threats and violence across the world, particularly in China and sub-Saharan Africa, a global advocacy group said Wednesday.

Egypt creates body to fight 'sectarian incidents'

Apo - Egypt's president has ordered the creation of a committee to tackle "sectarian incidents", the official gazette said Sunday.

Religious freedom at risk in one of five countries: report

Paris - Religious freedom is under threat in one of every five nations around the globe, in part because of an increase in "aggressive ultranationalism", a Catholic NGO said in a report Thursday.

Dutch activists lose bid to ban blackface Christmas character

Den Haag - A Dutch court Wednesday slapped down a bid by an anti-discrimination group to ban the "racist characteristics" of a traditional Christmas-time blackface character, whose appearance sparks a yearly controversy.

Tokyo med school offers spots to unfairly denied students

Apo - A Tokyo medical university that altered entrance exam results to exclude women said on Wednesday it would offer places to dozens of applicants unfairly denied.

Gay Brazilians won't hide from Bolsonaro: slain activist's sister

Paris - The election of a far-right president in Brazil will not drive gay campaigners underground, the sister of murdered activist campaigner Marielle Franco has vowed -- while warning that minorities face grave danger under Jair Bolsonaro.

Christian UK bakery wins landmark 'gay cake' case

London - A bakery run by a Christian family in Northern Ireland on Wednesday won a landmark case in Britain's highest court over its refusal to make a cake decorated with the words "Support Gay Marriage".

#Metoo in Europe: New laws on consent and catcalling

Paris - From France, where seduction is treated as a high art, to Sweden, a trailblazer for gender equality, the #MeToo movement has had a mixed impact in Europe, stirring debate about consent and the banality of street harassment.

Romania's constitutional court backs rights for gay couples

Bucharest - Romania's constitutional court ruled Thursday that gay couples should have the same family rights as heterosexuals, a judgment that runs counter to a referendum next month seeking to interdict gay marriage.

Chile passes law allowing teens over 14 to change their legal sex

Valpara - Lawmakers in Chile on Wednesday passed legislation allowing people as young as 14 to legally change their name and gender identity.The Chamber of Deputies passed the Gender Identity Law by a vote of 95-46.

Survey finds Japan med schools admitting men at higher rates

Apo - A government survey sparked by a discrimination scandal has found most Japanese medical schools admit male applicants at a higher rate than women, prompting further government investigation.

Romania gov't advisor compares president to Hitler

Bucharest - A Romanian government advisor sparked outrage Monday after posting a video clip comparing the country's president to Hitler as political tensions simmer after mass anti-corruption protests last month.
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