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Saudi women mount 'inside-out' abaya protest

Apo - Saudi women have mounted a rare protest against the abaya, posting pictures on social media wearing the obligatory body-shrouding robe inside out.

Iran women debate if biggest football attendance spells victory

Tehran - Iranian reporter Hedieh Khatibi says she had to pinch herself when she finally got to enter Tehran's Azadi stadium late Saturday to cover a football match there for the first time.

MovetheDial's first Global Summit puts women in tech spotlight

The atmosphere at MovetheDial’s first Global Summit was exuberant. The event brought together thousands of attendees to celebrate and amplify women in the technology space — and find out how to push for greater equality throughout the industry.

MoveTheDial Connect mentorship platform kicks off

Toronto - The inaugural #MovetheDial Global Summit in Toronto has taken place, launching the MovetheDial Connect mentorship platform. The scheme is designed to provide mentorship opportunities for women in tech.

N. Korean women face rampant sexual abuse by officials: HRW

Seoul - North Korean police and other officials prey on women with near-total impunity, a rights group said Thursday, in a rare report on sex abuse in the isolated nation.

US voters poised to elect 2 Muslim women to Congress

Chicago - US voters are poised to elect two Muslim women to Congress in the midterm election next week, marking a historic first even as anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric has been on the rise.

World War I, a revolution for women

Paris - Driving trams, ploughing fields and manning production lines: World War I radically changed women's role in society, as they stepped into the boots of men gone to fight for their countries.

Higher risk of lung cancer with females revealed

Lung cancer rates with females is generally higher than with males, across most societies. New research has found the hormone estrogen to be a significant factor in explaining this difference.

Mexico opens border to women and children from migrant caravan

Ciudad Hidalgo - Mexican authorities on Saturday allowed dozens of women and children from the Honduran migrant caravan to pass into its territory, the country's ambassador to Guatemala said.

Hindu hardliners block Indian temple to women

- Hindu hardliners blocked intersections, threatened drivers, threw stones at buses and ordered a 12-hour strike on Thursday to successfully bar women from one of India's holiest temples for a second day.

#MeToo personal for 'Handmaid's Tale' costume designer

New York - From the United States to Argentina, by way of Ireland and Poland, the red habit and white bonnet synonymous with "The Handmaid's Tale" have become a powerful symbol of the #MeToo movement.

Norway apologises to mistreated war-time 'German girls'

Oslo - Norway on Wednesday officially apologised for the "shameful treatment" of Norwegian women targeted for reprisals for their intimate relations with German soldiers during the country's war-time occupation.

Norway apologises to mistreated war-time 'German girls'

Oslo - Norway's government on Wednesday officially apologised to Norwegian women targeted for reprisals by authorities for having intimate relations with German soldiers during the country's war-time occupation.

Op-Ed: I don't know about you, but I'm sick and tired of Trump's mouth

I turned off the news tonight — to regain some semblance of sanity. In the past few weeks, we have been through two destructive hurricanes and journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been murdered in the Saudi Embassy in Turkey. Yet, what has Trump been doing?

Q&A: How women can get ahead in fintech Special

October is Women’s Small Business Month, a series of events dedicated to celebrating the contributions and successes of our nation’s women small business owners. To mark this, Digital Journal spoke with a leading female CEO working in fintech SaaS.

Mexico serial murder couple claim 20 killings

Mexico - A couple detained in Mexico while transporting human body parts in a baby carriage has admitted killing 20 people, twice the number originally suspected, the chief investigator on the case said Monday.

Mexico serial murder couple admit killing 20 women

Mexico - A couple detained in Mexico while transporting human body parts in a baby carriage have admitted killing 20 women, twice the number originally suspected, Mexican media reported Monday.

Mexican couple found with body parts are suspects in 10 murders

Mexico - A Mexican couple arrested outside Mexico City while transporting human body parts in a baby carriage are now suspected of killing 10 women, prosecutors said Sunday.

Advancing the participation of young women in tech

Toronto - A movement called #movethedial has been established, with the aim of advancing the participation and leadership of all women in tech. The organization is now accepting applications from youth (ages 14 – 24) with a passion for STEM subjects.

'On Her Shoulders' tells of painful burden carried by Nobel winner

Los Angeles - In the soon to be released documentary "On Her Shoulders," Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad says she didn't want to become known as a "victim of Daesh terrorism.

Stigma, blame means African women wary to say #MeToo

Nairobi - The #MeToo campaign has given mostly Western women confidence to speak up about violence at the hands of men, but in Africa women say stigma and victim-blaming still keep many silent.

Man in French street slap video gets jail sentence

Paris - A French man caught on camera slapping a young woman on a Paris street after she berated him for making lewd comments was given a six-month custodial sentence on Thursday.

Women scientists still 'undervalued' despite twin Nobel wins

Paris - With two Nobel prize winners in as many days, women scientists have welcomed the research community "waking up" to the feats of their female peers, but insist they remain underpaid and undervalued compared to men.

Female Nobel winner a long time coming, and a drop in the ocean

Paris - When Canadian scientist Donna Strickland got the early morning call informing her she just won the Nobel Physics Prize, she could barely hide her amazement.

Saudi woman barred from marrying 'musical' suitor

Apo - A Saudi woman has lost a judicial battle to marry the man of her choice as a court deemed him "religiously" unfit because he plays a musical instrument, a Saudi newspaper reported Tuesday.

Companies in California required to have female board members

Los Angeles - A new law requires major companies in California to have at least one woman on the board. This applies to such big tech firms as Apple, Google and Facebook.

Global Women's March on January 19 focuses on sexual assault

A date has been set for the next Women's March — and organizers say they are expecting a big turnout amid outrage over Brett Kavanaugh and the support he has been receiving despite sexual harassment allegations.

Brazilian women rally in force against presidential frontrunner Bolsonaro

Rio De Janeiro - Hundreds of thousands of women turned out for a wave of nationwide protests in Brazil on Saturday against the candidacy of the right-wing frontrunner in next week's presidential election, Jair Bolsonaro.

Trump takes a #MeToo stand — for the men

Washington - With #MeToo firing up millions of women against sexual abuse by male bosses and President Donald Trump routinely weighing in on the side of the accused, America faces an all-out war of the sexes ahead of November elections.

Singer Lamjarred case reopens Morocco violence against women debate

Rabat - Still adored at home despite three separate rape charges in France, Moroccan pop star Saad Lamjarred's latest arrest has reignited a debate on violence against women in the North African kingdom.
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