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Uganda jails five for genital mutilation

Kampala - Five men and women in Uganda have been jailed for mutilating the genitals of girls, a rare conviction in the country which is trying to stamp out the often deadly practice.

'Pick-up artist' Blanc banned from UK

London - The British government on Wednesday banned controversial US-based "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc from entering the country after nearly 160,000 people signed a petition accusing him of encouraging "physical and emotional abuse".

Pakistan sentences four to death for honour killing of Farzana Parveen

Lahore - A Pakistan court on Wednesday sentenced four men to death for bludgeoning to death a pregnant woman in the centre of the country's second-largest city for marrying against her family's wishes.

Fermented milk improves the skin of young women

Tsukuba - Bizarre as it may seem, one team of scientists have declared that fermented milk, produced using a probiotic, can benefit the skin of young women.

Indian drug makers arrested over sterilisation deaths

New Delhi - Indian police said Friday they have arrested the head of a drug manufacturing company and his son on suspicion of destroying evidence in the case of 13 women who died after a mass sterilisation programme.

Deaths expose horrors of India's mass sterilisations

New Delhi - As she waited to go under the knife in a Delhi hospital, Jamantara Tokas admitted she was terrified after the death of 13 women in botched sterilisations, but said the money on offer was too good to turn down.

Protests hit central India as sterilisation death toll rises

Raipur - Furious protesters took to the streets in central India on Wednesday, smashing cars and demanding the resignation of the chief minister as the death toll from a government-run mass sterilisation programme rose to 13.

Eight Indian women die, dozens critical after mass sterilisation

Raipur - Eight women have died in India and dozens more are in a critical condition after a state-run sterilisation programme designed to control the country's billion-plus population went badly wrong, officials said Tuesday.

Eight Indian women die, dozens critical after mass sterilisation

Raipur - Eight women have died in India and dozens more are in hospital, many in a critical condition after a state-run mass sterilisation, a local official said on Tuesday.

Millions of U.S. women not screened for cervical cancer

Although cervical cancer screening saves lives, about eight million women ages 21 to 65 years have not been screened for cervical cancer in the past five years. This is according to a study from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Man sentenced to 37 years for raping women he met on dating sites

On Friday, a man from California was sentenced to 37 years to life in prison for raping women he met on dating sites, including ChristianMingle.com.

Nude women used to advertise coffins

Lindner, a Polish coffin company, decided to use some naked female models to try to help them sell their line of coffins.

Volleyball woman jailed in Iran declares hunger strike

London - A British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran after trying to watch a volleyball match is on a hunger strike, refusing food or liquids, her brother told AFP.

Excess milk drinking may increase female mortality

Uppsala - A new study suggests that a high consumption of milk by women is associated with an increased risk of cancer and bone damage.

British-Iranian volleyball woman gets one year in jail

Tehran - A Tehran court has jailed for one year a British-Iranian woman who was arrested after trying to attend a volleyball match, a decision that left her family in shock Sunday.

UN chief launches campaign to end female genital mutilation

Nairobi - UN chief Ban Ki-moon launched Thursday a global campaign to end the often deadly practice of female genital mutilation within a generation, as survivors said it had "shattered" their lives.

New York street harassment video goes viral

New York - A video that shows a woman being pestered by men on the streets of New York has gone viral, sparking renewed debate about harassment endured by women and minority groups.The two-minute video shows actress Shoshana B.

Gender equality at work more than 80 years off

Geneva - If you're waiting for gender equality in the workplace, be prepared to wait a long time.

Iran hangs woman in defiance of international campaign

Tehran - Iran Saturday hanged a woman convicted of murdering a former intelligence officer she claimed had tried to sexually assault her, defying international appeals for a stay of execution.

Japan PM Abe loses two female ministers over cash scandals

Tokyo - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suffered a double setback Monday with the resignations of two female cabinet ministers over claims they misused political funds, dealing a blow to his proclaimed gender reform drive.

New guidelines on menopause and osteoporosis

Toronto - October 18th is World Menopause Day and October 20th is World Osteoporosis Day. To mark this, and to emphasise this important transition in a woman’s life, a new set of guidelines have been issued in Canada.

Vlad the impaled: Femen militant fined for stabbing Putin waxwork

Paris - A Ukrainian member of the Femen movement was slapped with over 6,000 euros ($7,300) in fines on Wednesday for impaling a wax statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin with a stake, while bare-breasted, in a Paris museum.

Sharon Van Etten wants you to listen (crying is optional) Special

Toronto - Sharon Van Etten is a musician known for the emotional honesty of her work. With her latest album, the acclaimed “Are We There” she shares a painful, deeply personal part of her past. She just wishes you’d stop talking about her hairdo.

Woman marries herself in England

Grace Gelder, a London-based photographer who had gotten tired of being single for six years, decided to take a big step and marry herself.

Texas executes woman who starved child to death

Washington - Texas, which has put more inmates to death than any other US state, executed child killer Lisa Coleman, one of only a handful of women on death row.

Op-Ed: CBS sportscaster challenges men, demands end to domestic violence

Baltimore - During Thursday's pregame broadcast before the Baltimore Ravens played the Pittsburgh Steelers, a CBS sportscaster made an impassioned plea to men challenging them to "do something" about domestic violence.

Poll: Two percent of French women willing to go topless at beach

A poll, conducted by Elle magazine, revealed that as few as two-percent of women under the age of 35 are willing to bare their breasts at the beach.

Kurdish female fighters face jihadists in Iraq's north

- Tekoshin stands on a mountain in north Iraq with a rifle slung over her shoulder and a grenade tucked into her belt, facing jihadists in "a struggle to liberate women".

Japan PM Abe to host women's conference

Tokyo - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday was due to host a three-day conference on women in the workforce, as the country grapples with boosting a low female participation rate.

Celebrating all daughters on Daughters Day Special

Edmonton - Daughters Day is an appropriate title for a celebration of women's lives and achievements. After all, all women are daughters.
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High School students from the Youth and Culture House in Venissieux, Lyon dance in the parade.
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Information fair at Daughters Day.
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Women demonstrate for equal rights
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Women protest Namibian police intention to arrest girls wearing mini-skirts.
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MNC2013 Women in politics workshop
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United Methodist Women Board of Directors Meeting
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Information fair at Daughters Day 2014.
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Lane Bryant is at the center of what appears to be a discriminatory action against the average woman.
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A Japanese mother and daughter pause for reflection as they find a family photo amid the wreckage of their home.
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Memorial March of Edmonton
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Sharia-inspired law requiring all Muslims to wear “Islamic attire.”
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A woman transports her goods on a donkey on Mount Elgon slopes in Kapchorwa, eastern Uganda on October 20, 2010. Transportation is a problem in the area which has poor roads.
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File photo: Slutwalk in the city.
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Tommy Banks at Daughters Day 2014.
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