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Body of missing Salvadoran trans activist found

Sansalvador - The body of a Salvadoran trans activist missing since Tuesday has been found in the northeast of the country, authorities confirmed.

Vienna orchestra celebrates 50th birthday with new woman chief

Vienna - When Vienna's ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra marks its 50th anniversary with a special concert on Wednesday, it will be under the baton of its new chief conductor who, for the first time in Austria, is a woman.

Poll finds over 80% in Japan back female emperor

Apo - The vast majority of Japanese voters back allowing women to inherit the Chrysanthemum Throne, a new polls shows, as the royal family struggles with a dearth of male heirs.

Male specimens preferred by animal collectors, study suggests

Paris - Museum collections of birds and mammals may be disproportionately skewed to favour males, even if female members of the species outnumber males in the wild, according to research published Wednesday.

'Miracle survival' for newborn found in Indian grave

Lucknow - Doctors on Wednesday hailed as a "miracle" the survival of a newborn girl found several days after being buried alive, as police hunted for her parents who have been charged with attempted murder.

Canadian father sues Japan firm for paternity leave harassment

Apo - A Canadian father who alleges he was bullied and fired by his Japanese employer after he tried to claim paternity leave appeared in a Tokyo court Wednesday to pursue his lawsuit against the firm.

Iran women allowed into football stadium for first time in decades

Tehran - Iranian women fans are free to enter a football stadium Thursday for the first time in decades, after FIFA threatened to suspend the Islamic republic over its controversial male-only policy.

Turkey rules Rebel Girls children's book be treated as porn

Istanbul - Turkey has ruled that million-selling book "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" should be partially banned and treated like pornography because it could have a "detrimental influence" on young people.

Vjosa Osmani, the woman taking on Kosovo's 'nasty' politics to be PM

Pristina - Looking back to her childhood in conflict-wracked Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani remembers listening quietly as dozens of men gathered in her father's living room to discuss the political future of the breakaway Serbian province.

UK transgender man who gave birth is child's mother: court

London - A transgender man who gave birth but did not want to be registered as the child's mother on the birth certificate lost a legal battle at England's High Court on Wednesday.

Royal couple condemn violence against women in S.Africa

Cape Town - Prince Harry on Monday spoke out against gender-based violence in South Africa as his wife Meghan hailed girls who had chosen to "stand up for what is right".

Japan man sues firm for 'paternity leave harassment'

Apo - A Japanese man who says he was penalised for taking paternity leave brought his case to a Tokyo court on Thursday, a rare suit in a country struggling with one of the world's lowest birthrates.

Iran to probe death of 'blue girl' football fan

Tehran - Iran is to probe the death of a woman football fan, state media said Tuesday, after she reportedly set herself ablaze in fear of being jailed, triggering calls for an end to a ban on women attending matches.

Iran to probe death of 'blue girl' football fan

Tehran - Iran's judiciary has been asked to investigate the death of a woman football fan, state media said Tuesday, after she reportedly self-immolated because she feared imprisonment for trying to enter a stadium.

S. Korea lawmaker grills official nominee for not giving birth

Seoul - A South Korean lawmaker provoked outrage Monday when he berated a female economics professor nominated as the country's antitrust chief for not "fulfilling her duty to the nation" by having a child.

Women to get gender-neutral rugby World Cup from 2021

London - The Women's Rugby World Cup in 2017 will be the last to bear that title with World Rugby announcing on Wednesday they are adopting a policy of gender neutrality for their tournaments.

Saudi wins praise, ire as guardianship rules eased

Apo - Saudi Arabia's easing of travel restrictions on women was hailed in the kingdom Friday as a historic leap for gender equality, but it also drew anger from hardliners backing contentious male "guardianship" rules.

Q&A: It's important to bring women’s voices to tech conferences Special

Companies have the opportunity to elevate women leaders and shift the perception of tech conferences as male-dominated events. Lin Classon of Ensono explains how and why a a more representative environment is needed.

US withholds cash from UN Population Fund over China abortions

Washington - The United States said Tuesday it will again withhold contributions to the UN Population Fund due to its work with China, which controls family size, as the agency accused Washington of jeopardizing women's health.

'Misogynist' Duterte slammed over Philippines anti-harassment law

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whose rape jokes have sparked outrage in the past, drew fresh flak Tuesday after signing a law against sexual harassment, with campaigners saying his role as the "misogynist-in-chief" would make implementation chal...

Hundreds of thousands march across Europe for Gay Pride

Madrid - Four hundred thousand people turned out on the streets of Madrid Saturday for a Gay Pride parade dedicated this year to pioneers of the LGBT+ cause, amid growing fears of fresh repression with the rise of the far-right in Europe.

Hundreds of thousands celebrate Madrid Gay Pride

Madrid - Four hundred thousand people turned out on the streets of Madrid Saturday for a Gay Pride parade dedicated this year to pioneers of the LGBT+ cause, amid growing fears of fresh repression with the rise of the far-right in Europe.

Dalai Lama 'deeply sorry' for comments on women

New Delhi - The Dalai Lama is "deeply sorry" about comments he made about women in a recent BBC interview, his office said in a statement on Tuesday.

S. Korean opposition promotes women's rights... by dropping shorts

Seoul - An event to promote women's rights in South Korea featuring female opposition party supporters pulling down their shorts has drawn widespread criticism, with many saying the stunt revealed a patriarchal culture in the party and Korean society generally...

Gay Pride parade engulfs Sao Paulo despite unease over Brazil's conservative turn

S - One of the world's largest LGBT Pride parades took center stage in Sao Paulo on Sunday, with the carnivalesque festivities tinged with unease over Brazil's conservative political climate under President Jair Bolsonaro.

100,000 South Koreans call for judge to be sacked over child rape case

Seoul - More than 100,000 South Koreans are demanding the dismissal of a judge who reduced the prison sentence of a child rapist to three years.

Head of UN labour agency backs anti-harassment measures

Geneva - The head of the International Labour Organization on Monday urged the agency to approve new rules to stop violence and harassment in the workplace, despite some concerns from employer representatives.

UN labour body, survivor from League of Nations, turns 100

Geneva - Of all the institutions set up in Geneva under the League of Nations after World War I, only one, the International Labour Organization, survived the rise of fascism and World War II.

50 years on, New York police apologize for Stonewall riots

New York - New York's police chief apologized Thursday for the first time for a crackdown on the city's gay community during the notorious Stonewall riots, winning praise from LGBTQ activists ahead of the 50th anniversary of violence considered to have given rise...

50 years on, New York police apologize for Stonewall riots

New York - The head of the New York police department on Thursday apologized for a crackdown on the city's LGBTQ community during the notorious Stonewall riots, ahead of the 50th anniversary of the clashes that gave rise to the Gay Pride movement.
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