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Brazil: Women in several cities march against Bolsonaro

S - Women turned out in force on Sunday in Sao Paulo and other Brazilian cities, using the platform of International Women's Day to protest the policies of far-right president Jair Bolsonaro.

Sexist slurs mar Taiwan presidential elections

Taipei - Taiwan has forged a reputation as Asia's most progressive democracy and it boasts a higher proportion of women in parliament than anywhere else in the region -- yet misogynistic insults have littered its presidential race.

Op-Ed: ‘Sexist’ reaction to Peloton exercise bike ad is unrealistic

New York - Is buying your wife a $2000+ top brand exercise bike sexist? Some people think it is. A lot don’t. This negative response generates a few issues for the Everything Is Sexist argument. Online criticism has been predictable and polarized.

Thousands in Brussels protest violence against women

Apo - Around 10,000 people took part in a protest march in Brussels on Sunday calling for an end to violence against women, police said, a day after similar demonstrations in France and Italy.

Belgium outrage over woman punched in burger ad

Apo - Belgium's advertising regulator said Wednesday it has clocked up hundreds of complaints over a viral hamburger ad showing a comic-book version of a man punching a woman for handing him the wrong sandwich.

Court orders French #MeToo founder to pay damages for defamation

Paris - A Paris court on Wednesday ordered the woman behind France's answer to the #MeToo campaign to pay thousands of euros in damages for defaming the man she had accused of sexual harassment in a viral Twitter post.

First Miss Venezuela crowned after ditching contestants' measurements

Caracas - A 19-year-old student has been crowned Miss Venezuela, becoming the first winner of the annual pageant since it opted not to publish contestants' waist, hip and bust measurements.

Backlash in Ukraine as president says beautiful women 'our brand'

Kiev - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has described beautiful women as part of the country's "brand", prompting a furious backlash from activists and on social media Tuesday.

Trudeau saddened by 'backsliding' after Alabama abortion ban

Paris - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday said he was gravely saddened by "backsliding" on women's rights seen in several US states, after Alabama agreed the toughest abortion ban in the country.

Review: ‘She the People’ followup from Second City brings more laughter Special

Toronto - Everyone agrees that sequels, even good ones, rarely match up to the originals. The better ones know how to call back and reinvent elements that worked well the first time, or take their ideas in unexpected new directions, or both.

Teaching gender equality encourages domestic violence: Brazil minister

Bras - Teaching boys and girls they are equal in every way encourages domestic violence, Brazil's women's minister said Friday as she urged a return to chivalry.

British MPs erupt over 'stupid woman' jibe

London - Britain's House of Commons erupted into outrage and near mutiny on Wednesday over an alleged sexist jibe by the opposition leader against Prime Minister Theresa May.

Turkish riot police halt march decrying violence against women

Istanbul - Turkish riot police on Sunday fired tear gas and used their shields to halt an unauthorised march in Istanbul marking an international day calling for an end to violence against women.

One of the biggest video game companies sued for 'bro-culture'

League of Legends developer Riot Games is facing a class-action lawsuit claiming the company harbored a sexist work environment with women suffering from unequal pay and regular harassment.

Google workers walk out in global protest over harassment

San Francisco - Thousands of Google employees joined a coordinated worldwide walkout Thursday to protest the US tech giant's handling of sexual harassment as the chief vowed "concrete steps are coming" in response to the concern.

Another exec out amid sex harassment tension at Google

San Francisco - Google parent Alphabet on Wednesday confirmed that an executive accused of sexual harassment left the company without an exit package as tension over its handling of such matters heightened.

Brazil presidential candidate Bolsonaro's most controversial quotes

Rio De Janeiro - Right-wing ex-army captain and presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro is a controversial figure in Brazil, not least for a series of comments about torture, rape, homosexuals and women.

Young girls primary victims of humanitarian strife

Paris - Girls are the primary victims of humanitarian crises, suffering abuse from forced marriage to denial of schooling and are "14 times more likely to die than boys in a conflict," the Plan International NGO said Sunday.

Five sexism issues at the World Cup

Moscow - Complaints spreading on social media from fans, reporters and officials at the football World Cup have cast a spotlight on sexist behaviour during the competition in Russia this month.

Japan PM Abe pledges zero tolerance on sexual harassment

Apo - Japan's prime minister on Tuesday pledged zero tolerance on sexual harassment, ordering senior officials to undergo training to prevent abuse after a scandal involving a top government bureaucrat."Sexual harassment is a clear violation of human rights....

'Pregnancy rotas' add to Japan working women's woes

Apo - Sayako had been trying to conceive a second child for two years when her boss at a Japanese daycare centre suggested she stop because she had missed her "turn".

Trudeau aims for G7 to pick up fight against extreme nationalism

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hopes the G7 will step up to fight extreme nationalism, and adopt concrete measures on the environment and women's education in crisis zones when it meets in Canada next month, he told AFP in an exclusive intervie...

Japan's Olympic golf venue admits first female members

Apo - Japan's golf venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has granted full membership to women for the first time, after lifting a ban under pressure from Games authorities.

Japan female mayor battles men-only sumo rule

Apo - A female mayor at the centre of a fierce debate over allowing women into the sumo ring vowed Thursday never to back down as she lodged a formal protest."I won't give up this time around...

Japan female mayor battles men-only sumo rule

Apo - A female mayor at the centre of a fierce debate over allowing women into the sumo ring vowed Thursday never to back down as she prepared to lodge a formal protest."I won't give up this time around ...

Top Japan finance official quits after harassment claims

Apo - The top bureaucrat at Japan's finance minister quit Wednesday following allegations he sexually harassed female reporters, saying he wanted to clear his name.

Girls banned from Japan sumo event amid sexism uproar

Apo - Japan's sumo association came under fire for sexism again on Thursday after requesting girls be prevented from participating in events showcasing the traditional sport.

Sumo chief sorry after women attempting CPR ordered out of ring

Apo - The head of Japan's sumo association has apologised after women attempting to perform CPR during a medical emergency Wednesday were repeatedly asked to leave a sumo ring.

Tonga PM backs away from ban on schoolgirl rugby, boxing

Nukalofa - Tonga's Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva on Friday backed away from an education department edict banning girls from rugby and boxing, saying that their participation was for families to decide.

Russia foreign ministry spokeswoman accuses MP of sexual harassment

Moscow - Russia foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova became the latest woman to accuse senior lawmaker Leonid Slutsky of sexual harassment on Saturday.
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