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'Tontine' microcredit helps Senegal women do business

Ta - After months of waiting, 50-year-old Ndeye Khari Pouye has finally won the "cagnotte de la tontine", a precious jackpot to help feed her chickens and maintain her livelihood.

Female Muslim clerics in Indonesia issue rare fatwas

Cirebon - Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia declared a series of fatwas Thursday, including one to tackle child marriage, a rare example of women taking a leading religious role in the Muslim-majority country.

Laughter as Ivanka defends Trump at women's summit

Berlin - Ivanka Trump, making her overseas debut as the US "First Daughter" at a women's summit in Berlin, drew groans and laughter on Tuesday as she defended her father's attitude towards women.

Dutch 'abortion boat' arrives off Mexico

Ixtapa - A Dutch sailing boat offering abortions, often in defiance of some country's laws, arrived in international waters off Mexico, the organization crewing it said.

US doctor charged with genital mutilation on girls

New York - A US doctor in Detroit has been arrested and charged with carrying out female genital mutilation on girls aged six to eight, prosecutors said.

Afghan women embrace a new empowerment: divorce

Jalalabad - When Nadia's heroin addict husband began assaulting her with a metal rod, she did something unthinkable for many women in Afghanistan -- she left him.

With too few priests, Portuguese women step up

Reguengos De Monsaraz - Facing a shortage of Roman Catholic priests, women churchgoers have stepped in to lead Sunday services in villages in southeastern Portugal, a sign the ageing communities are open to change.

Trump signs law rolling back Planned Parenthood funding protection

Washington - US President Donald Trump privately signed legislation that removes Obama-era rules protecting tax-funded financing of family planning clinics that offer abortion.

Meet Mumbai's first women rickshaw drivers

Mumbai - Chaya Mohite slowly turns the accelerator as she carefully edges the salmon-coloured rickshaw forward, one of Mumbai's first female auto drivers to make use of a government scheme aimed at empowering women.

Malala Yousafzai becomes honorary Canadian citizen

Ottawa - Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai became only the sixth person to receive honorary Canadian citizenship Wednesday, as she called on the country to be bold in advocating for girls' education.

Women brawl over parking space, fight ends with double stabbing

Detroit - Police in Detroit are looking over Facebook videos that show a fight between two women that ended with a double stabbing.

Defector ice hockey star torn ahead of Korean face off

Seoul - When the North and South Korean women's hockey teams clash in a rare match this week, defector-turned-star-player Hwangbo Young will cheer for the country that has labelled her a traitor.

Afghan women swimmers defy threats for Olympic dream

Kabul - There are just 30 pools in Afghanistan, only one which welcomes girls -- and it is facing militant threats for doing so. Nevertheless a handful are diving in, pioneers racing to achieve Olympic glory in Tokyo.

Major study reveals 12 new variants for ovarian cancer

Cambridge - A review of 100,00 samples of DNA taken from 17,000 patients has revealed 12 new genetic variants of ovarian cancer. This suggests the disease is more complex, and potentially harder to treat, than previously known.

Indonesian girl howls through circumcision as debate heats up

Gorontalo - Indonesian toddler Salsa Djafar was wearing a glittering golden crown decorated with ribbons and a shiny purple dress to mark a special occasion -- her circumcision day.

Indonesian girl howls through circumcision as debate heats up

Gorontalo - Indonesian toddler Salsa Djafar was wearing a glittering golden crown decorated with ribbons and a shiny purple dress to mark a special occasion -- her circumcision day.

Indonesian girl howls through circumcision as debate heats up

Gorontalo - Indonesian toddler Salsa Djafar was wearing a glittering golden crown decorated with ribbons and a shiny purple dress to mark a special occasion -- her circumcision day.

United Airlines bars girls with leggings, ignites Twitter storm

Washington - United Airlines found itself at the center of a social media storm after it barred two girls from boarding a flight in Denver because they were wearing leggings.

For FARC moms, peace in Colombia marks new beginning

San Diego - Josleidy Ramirez, a FARC guerrilla, never had a chance to raise the son she gave birth to 15 years ago in the middle of Colombia's civil war.

Migrants, women left behind in human development: UN

Stockholm - Impressive advances have been made in human development over the past 25 years on many fronts, but ethnic minorities, refugees, migrants and women are being left behind, a United Nations report said on Tuesday.

Women's gains in politics stagnating, new data shows

New York - The number of women wielding political power worldwide has stagnated, new data released Wednesday at the United Nations showed in findings that UN Women called troubling.

Forced to flee war, Nepali women cycle out of poverty

Birendranagar - At the break of dawn each day, dozens of women forced to flee their homes during Nepal's decade-long civil war load their bicycles with vegetables and head to market.

Forced to flee war, Nepali women cycle out of poverty

Birendranagar - At the break of dawn each day, dozens of women forced to flee their homes during Nepal's decade-long civil war load their bicycles with vegetables and head to market.

Forced to flee war, Nepali women cycle out of poverty

Birendranagar - At the break of dawn each day, dozens of women forced to flee their homes during Nepal's decade-long civil war load their bicycles with vegetables and head to market.

Patricia Arquette at UN to push for ending gender pay gap

New York - Oscar winner Patricia Arquette on Monday helped launch a campaign at the United Nations to address the gender pay gap as Iceland said it would become the first country in the world to enforce wage equity.

US military faces burgeoning nude picture-sharing scandal

Washington - The Pentagon faced a burgeoning scandal Friday as more pictures of naked female service members apparently shared without their consent by male colleagues have turned up on secret social media sites.

Brazil's Temer tries calming row over housewife comments

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's President Michel Temer tried Thursday to quiet criticism over remarks on International Women's Day, when he praised women's skillfulness at shopping and raising children.

Tens of thousands march for equality on Women's Day

New York - Tens of thousands of women marched around the world Wednesday as protests stretched from Turkey to Spain to the United States demanding equal rights and slamming Donald Trump with an avalanche of criticism.

Tens of thousands march for equality on Women's Day

New York - Tens of thousands of women marched around the world Wednesday as protests stretched from Turkey to Spain to the United States demanding equal rights and slamming Donald Trump with an avalanche of criticism.

Tens of thousands march for equality on Women's Day

New York - Tens of thousands of women marched around the world Wednesday as protests stretched from Turkey to Spain to the United States demanding equal rights and slamming Donald Trump with an avalanche of criticism.
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MNC2013 Women in politics workshop
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