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Samoa election result hailed as victory for women

Wellington - Samoa's cliff-hanger general election is a victory for under-represented women in Pacific island politics, regardless of the final outcome, opposition leader Fiame Naomi Mataafa said Monday.

Polish teen's fake beauty site helps lockdown abuse victims

Warsaw - Worried about reports of rising domestic violence during lockdown, Polish teen Krysia Paszko set up a website purporting to be a cosmetics shop that actually offers victims covert help.

Backlash after Pakistan PM links rape to how women dress

Islamabad - Pakistan rights campaigners have accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of "baffling ignorance" after the former playboy cricketer blamed how women dress for a rise in rape cases.

Q&A: Women offered unfavorable financial offers compared to men Special

Are women underserved in financial matters? New research suggests that finanical offers provided to women differ to men. What are the reasin for this and why is more attention not paid to this discrepancy?

Exit from women's treaty splits Turkey's activists

Istanbul - Turkey's contentious withdrawal from a treaty combating gender-based violence has had a sympathetic response from at least one quarter: a top women's group that includes President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's daughter.

French #Metoo founder wins defamation appeal

Paris - A French appeals court on Wednesday overturned the defamation conviction of the woman behind France's answer to the #MeToo movement, who was sued by the man she accused of sexual harassment, lawyers told AFP.

Moroccan illustrator using comics for #MeToo campaign

Casablanca - Young Moroccan cartoonist Zainab Fasiki draws on a whiteboard in a Casablanca studio where she is holding a workshop that mixes art with a homegrown illustrated #MeToo campaign.

Interview: Korean-American fashion designer Ahyoung Stobar Special

For young women looking for role model, then Korean-American designer, mother, and entrepreneur Ahyoung Kim Stobar, of Joah Love, provides an ideal candidate. Digital Journal talks with Sobar.

'I don't have money!': Iraq's graft-busting budget baroness

Baghdad - Suitcases of spreadsheets are wheeled into her office, as infuriated MPs storm out. Her unmistakeable voice booms down the finance ministry hallways. Meet Taif al-Sami, Iraq's budget baroness.

Q&A: Why it's important to have more women in tech Special

How difficult is it for women to break into the technology sector and what is needed in terms of support and encouragement to breakdown the walls that sometimes surrounding the sector? An insider reveals all.

Japan's Mieko Kawakami wants to 'stir things up'

Apo - Mieko Kawakami has called out cliched depictions of women by one of her country's most feted writers, and seen her own bold style attacked by a top politician.

Vietnam's wildlife defender fights poachers and prejudice

Hanoi - As a small girl, Trang Nguyen saw a bear stabbed through the chest with a giant needle at her neighbour's house in northern Vietnam.

Q&A: Women’s History Month: Catherine York powers of constant AI Special

In March 2021, Rosalind Brewer made history as the only Black female Fortune 500 CEO through her new role with Walgreens. Catherine York Powers looks Brewer's achievement and her own role as a CEO in fintech.

Pakistan pair sentenced to death over motorway gang rape

Lahore - A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced two men to death over the gang rape of a French-Pakistani mother, lawyers said, an attack that prompted nationwide protests and tough new anti-rape legislation.

Turkey condemned for pulling out of landmark treaty protecting women

Istanbul - Turkey sparked both domestic and international outrage Saturday after it withdrew from the world's first binding treaty to prevent and combat violence against women.

Turkey pulls out of landmark treaty protecting women from violence

Istanbul - Turkey has pulled out of the world's first binding treaty to prevent and combat violence against women by presidential decree, in the latest victory for conservatives in President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party.

Yemeni women use solar to light up homes, one village at a time

Sanaa - Ten trailblazing Yemeni women have overcome scepticism and ridicule to bring electricity to their villages, illuminating lives with a micro-grid solar business that they hope to expand across their war-torn region.

Afghan sewing factory offers lifeline to war widows

Kabul - Dozens of women widowed by the Afghan war have been given a lifeline by the army, stitching military uniforms indistinguishable from the ones their husbands died in.

Workplace reform needed to encourage women into the tech sector Special

How has the role of women working in the technology field changed? Has the sector become more representative? Also, what do women in the sector think they can contribute? Two leading women in tech provide some answers.

Afghan officials reverse ban on girls singing after social media backlash

Kabul - A ban on girls singing in public imposed by education officials in the Afghan capital last week has been overturned after a social media campaign that included local women uploading videos of themselves belting out their favourite songs.

Women across Australia march against sexual violence and inequality

Canberra - Tens of thousands of women protested across Australia against sexual violence and gender inequality on Monday, as outrage grew over rape allegations that have convulsed the conservative government.

Women across Australia march against sexual violence and inequality

Canberra - Women protested across Australia on Monday against sexual violence and gender inequality, with tens of thousands hitting the streets as outrage grew over rape allegations that have convulsed the conservative government.

Australia reckons with sexual assault amid #MeToo second wave

Brisbane - When the #MeToo movement began shaking the globe in late 2017, the reverberations Down Under were relatively muted.

Thousands protest for gender equality as Australia-wide marches begin

Sydney - Thousands protested in Australia's Perth on Sunday, kicking off a nationwide campaign for gender equality as anger swells over rape accusations that have rocked the country's halls of power.

Pakistan women's day organisers receive death threats

Lahore - Organisers of Pakistan's International Women's Day rallies have received death threats after a "vicious smear campaign" saw doctored images of the event circulate online.

Women in tech: Top executives explain why addressing bias matters Special

There remains a gender gap in the technology world. This refers to the difference between the number of women and men and their rates of pay, drawing on issues that reflect social, political, and cultural attitudes.

Q&A: What is it really like for women in tech? Special

Women’s History Month includes a focus on women in technology. To mark this, Digital Journal receives important advice for women looking to forge a path in the tech industry from two women who have made it.

Women's Day draws thousands in Barcelona, Madrid demos banned

Barcelona - Several thousand demonstrators massed in Barcelona on Monday for a socially-distanced International Women's Day march after a day of national rallies except in Madrid, where gatherings were banned over the virus.

Ukrainian women march against domestic abuse

Kiev - Nearly 2,000 people marked International Women's Day in Kiev Monday with a march demanding that Ukraine ratify the Istanbul Convention against domestic abuse.

US, EU, NZ leaders warn pandemic risks women's rights

Apo - The coronavirus pandemic and ensuing economic and political turmoil have sharpened the challenges facing women as they demand equal rights, three of the world's most influential female leaders warned Monday.
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