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Furore as male pupils invited to wear skirts to school in France

Nantes - Education authorities in the city of Nantes, western France are under fire after critics suggested a school's campaign against sexism meant 27 high schools in the Nantes area were inviting male pupils to wear skirts to classes Friday, May 16.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Facebook expands gender options for users

San Jose - In a high-profile development, Facebook has allowed its users to freely express their gender identity. Now users can choose ten different gender definitions to express gender out of more than 50 options.
In the Media by Abdul Kuddus

Germany set to allow 'third gender' option on birth certificates

German parents will no longer be required to identify their newborn's gender as male or female on their birth certificate.
In the Media by Lizz Riggs - 3 comments

In India, women village heads face gender bias, discrimination Special

Gender bias at home and office stalks India’s tribal women village leaders. However, fear of revenge forces them to maintain a stoic silence.
Digital Journal Report by Stella Paul - 1 comment

India's men don skirts in support of India's women

Bangalore - At the "Skirt the Issue" gathering, held in the wake of what happened to "Nirbhaya," men in attendance decided to wear skirts in support of women's rights.
In the Media by Can Tran

US ranks 22nd in gender equality

Geneva - A newly-released World Economic Forum (WEF) report on global gender equality ranks the United States 22nd out of 135 countries.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Non-religious women join forces in new organization

Atlanta - Secular organizations tend to not be able to attract and retain female members, but a new group formed in Atlanta, GA is specifically geared toward the advancement of women with non-religious views.
In the Media by Sean Fraser

Single people in Japan reaches record high

Tokyo - A new Japanese government survey shows record numbers of young people in Japan have opted for the single lifestyle, citing such issues as money, difficulties in finding suitable partners, and simply enjoying being singletons.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Operational in America — Sharia Law (Part 1)

Is Sharia law an unwanted imposition on American culture and society or the seed of fundamental change meant to challenge the Constitution for survival?
In the Media by Christopher Wager - 21 comments

Op-Ed: What about the boys when it comes to gender equality?

In recent years there has been a lot of focus on how empowering girls in developing countries is a way out of poverty. What about the boys living in these areas?
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Op-Ed: 'Egalia' preschool – The neutering of children

Stockholm - Making headlines recently is the conceptual gender equality preschool in Stockholm, Sweden. “Egalia” is based on the idea that removing gender roles from the children’s’ environment, will remove the “edge” men have in society.
In the Media by Chanah Rubenstein - 3 comments

Op-Ed: RH Bill — A divisive issue in conservative Philippines

Reproductive health is a cause of concern in the Philippines. According to the Democratic Socialist Women of the Philippines (DSWP), a women's group that pushes for gender equality and women rights, 11 women die everyday due to maternal complications.
In the Media by John Louie S. Ramos

Campaign during Pope's UK visit calls for women's ordination

London - Timed to be active during Pope Benedict's four-day trip to England and Scotland, campaigners for the Catholic Women's Ordination campaign (CWO) will use London buses for ads that read 'Pope Benedict - Ordain Women Now!'
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 5 comments

Iceland best country for women, Yemen worst

What do Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden have in common, except for cold winters? These Nordic countries, of all nations in the world, have the smallest equality gap between men and women.
In the Media by Miriam Mannak - 4 comments

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Vasan Buiki  head of Malgaon village council in central India s Chhattisgarh state finds it difficul...
Vasan Buiki, head of Malgaon village council in central India's Chhattisgarh state finds it difficult to find time for her work as she is busy taking care of the family-owned grocery store in her village.
Dulmat Netam and Maya Kavde - women village heads in the former s office.  It is important for women...
Dulmat Netam and Maya Kavde - women village heads in the former's office. 'It is important for women to network. Together we can overcome many challenges', says Kavde
The house where Maya Kavde lives with her three daughters since her father in law threw her out of h...
The house where Maya Kavde lives with her three daughters since her father in law threw her out of her husband's house following the death of his son four years ago
Empowering the girl-child: against child marraige
The == operator in programming languages checks to make sure 2 values are exactly equal to one anoth...
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The == operator in programming languages checks to make sure 2 values are exactly equal to one another. Here is the == operator used with respect to Gender Equality issues.

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