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Kiwi women don headscarves in solidarity with Muslim victims

Christchurch - Women in Christchurch wore makeshift hijabs as a statement of peace and solidarity on Friday, a week after a white supremacist killed 50 Muslims at two mosques in the southern New Zealand city.

C-section 50 times more deadly for women in Africa: study

Paris - The death rate among women undergoing a C-section to deliver a baby is about 50 times higher in Africa than in most wealthy nations, researchers said Friday.

Saudi women activists on trial after a year in detention

Apo - Ten Saudi women appeared in court Wednesday for the first time since being detained last year in a sweeping crackdown on activists, ratcheting up scrutiny of the kingdom's human rights record.

Women activists in Saudi court after year in detention

Apo - Ten Saudi women detained last year in a sweeping crackdown on activists appeared in court on Wednesday, an official said, intensifying scrutiny of the kingdom's human rights record.

UN chief warns of worldwide pushback against women's rights

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday of a worldwide pushback against women's rights, urging delegates at an annual gathering on the status of women to not give ground.

Erdogan slams women's day rally over 'rude' behaviour

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday accused International Women's Day protesters of being led by political rivals and of "disrespect" during the Islamic call to prayer, after Friday's march was broken up by police firing tear gas.

Istanbul police fire tear gas at banned women's day rally

Istanbul - Istanbul police fired tear gas Friday at thousands of women who took to the city's central avenue on International Women's Day in defiance of a protest ban to demand greater rights and denounce violence.

How the world is marking women's day

Paris - Protests, strikes and studies -- people around the globe are taking action to mark International Women's Day and to push for action to obtain equality.

Spain marks International Women's Day with strike, mass protests

Madrid - Spain marked International Women's Day Friday with a strike and hundreds of thousands taking to the streets calling for equality, in what has become a hot topic ahead of next month's election.

Strike, protests mark International Women's Day in Spain

Madrid - For the second year running, Spanish women went on strike Friday for International Women's Day, with several protests kicking off over what has become a hot topic in the country's election campaign."If we stop, the world stops.

Thousands march against Duterte on International Women's Day

Manila - Thousands of women took to the streets of Manila Friday in protest against President Rodrigo Duterte's alleged misogyny as an exhibition marking International Women's Day exhibited the clothes of Philippine rape victims.

Papua New Guinea's men-only parliament eyes seats for women

Port Moresby - Papua New Guinea is considering making its currently all-male legislature more representative, by creating parliamentary seats reserved for women.

Turkish pop star's case highlights violence against women

Ankara - When Turkish pop star Sila told police she had been beaten by her partner, it was a rare moment in Turkish history: a celebrity breaking the silence on abuse.

Gender parity at work only possible if men do more at home: UN

Geneva - Progress towards gender parity at work has barely budged for the past quarter century, and will only speed up once men take on far more unpaid caregiving tasks, the UN said Thursday, on the eve of International Women's Day.

Fired cancer patient exposes plight of Hong Kong's foreign maids

Fpo - The case of a Filipina domestic worker in Hong Kong who was sacked after being diagnosed with cervical cancer -- leaving her without healthcare -- shines a light on the exploitation of tens of thousands of foreign women who toil as maids in the wealthy...

Feminism is the word in Spain's electoral campaign

Madrid - Women's rights have taken centre stage in election campaigns for Spain's left- and right-wing parties as International Women's Day approaches even as ultra-conservative groups hit back at what they dub "radical feminism.

Louis Vuitton ends Paris fashion week with night in two museums

Paris - Designer Nicolas Ghesquiere had teased that his Louis Vuitton Paris fashion week show late Tuesday would be a "shock".He wasn't kidding.

Nearly a quarter of lawmakers worldwide are women: study

Geneva - Nearly a quarter of all lawmakers serving in national parliaments worldwide are women, after more progress towards gender parity was made in 2018, the International Parliamentary Union said Tuesday.

Stars turn out for Stella McCartney's bid to save rainforest

Paris - Stella McCartney showed what can be done with upcycled clothes and fabrics in a classy Paris show whose front row was filled with celebrity fans led by Oprah Winfrey.

Tartan, hats and nipped waists: the big trends from Paris fashion week

Paris - Tartan, nipped waists and lots of hats.... We pick out the biggest style trends in the autumn winter collections as Paris women's fashion week reaches it climax.- Return of the waist -Paris fashion has found its shape again.

Rights groups condemn Saudi over trial of women activists

Dubai - Rights groups denounced Saudi Arabia Saturday over its decision to put jailed women activists on trial after holding them for nearly a year without charge.

Saudi Arabia to put detained women activists on trial

Apo - Saudi women activists detained last year in a sweeping crackdown on campaigners will be put on trial, state media said Friday.

Pay Gap calculator shows how much less women earn Special

Many women in the U.S. has been asking this question for a long time: "Why do men earn more?" A new means for assessing this is the 'pay gap calculator', devised by two doctoral students.

Women granted only three quarters of men's legal rights: World Bank

Washington - Women around the world are granted only three quarters of the legal rights enjoyed by men, often preventing them from getting jobs or opening businesses, the World Bank found in study published Wednesday.

Argentine 11-year-old's C-section sparks new abortion debate

Buenos Aires - A cesarean section carried out on an 11-year-old girl raped by her grandmother's husband has reopened the debate about abortion in Argentina, where rules on pregnancy terminations are strict.

Sialelli puts new life into Lanvin on Paris catwalk

Paris - Lanvin is back. After going through four designers in four years, the oldest Paris couture house stormed back in style Wednesday with the debut show from new young French creator Bruno Sialelli.

After 'caliphate' debacle, jihadist wives cling to children

- The motley crew of foreign jihadist wives held at the Al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria are united by at least one thing: the fear of being separated from their children.

Guns and milk: what they carried from the 'caliphate'

- Guns, laptops, gold coins and baby formula: when Syrian fighters search women emerging from the ruins of the jihadist "caliphate", what they find is not the contents of your average handbag.

The Big Push to accelerate the growth of women-led tech firms

Female business accelerator the Big Push is launching a new series aimed at supporting and promoting female-led technology related businesses in Canada. The aim is help redress the imbalance of women in the tech field.

In war-torn Ukraine, women get taste of combat training

Mariupol - In a gym in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, not far from the frontline with Russia-backed separatists, 20 women fall to the floor and pull back the rifle bolts of dummy Kalashnikovs.
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