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Overweight expectant mothers affect their children's IQ

A new study finds how a mothers obesity during pregnancy is connected to lag in sons' development, especially with motor skills, and IQ. The same effect was not found with daughters.

Over 1,000 women take feminist anthem to Chile's streets

Santiago - More than a thousand women have taken the feminist anthem "A Rapist In Your Way" into the streets of Chile's capital Santiago, performing the rallying cry sung in cities across the globe.

French MPs back e-tag for domestic violence offenders

Paris - French MPs on Wednesday approved a law forcing domestic violence offenders to wear electronic bracelets to ensure they stay away from current or former partners who have reported abuse.

In crime-hit Nigerian city, rape victims find their voice

Port Harcourt - "They forced their way in at around 2am. They raped us. And when they left, they stole our phones and money.

Moscow metro to train first female drivers

Moscow - The Moscow subway system will train women to run trains next year, following labour law changes that opens up several professions to them.

Chile anthem against sexual violence goes viral

Santiago - From quiet beginnings just a few weeks ago, "The Rapist is You!" -- the creation of four performance artists from a Chilean feminist group -- has turned into a mighty global roar against sexual violence.

Tunisians march against violence towards women

Tunis - Several hundred mostly women protesters rallied in the Tunisian capital on Saturday against violence targeting women, urging authorities to act to ensure their rights.

Turkish police fire teargas to disperse women's day rally

Istanbul - Turkish police fired tear gas to disperse protesters marching in Istanbul on Monday to demand and "end to impunity" for those guilty of violence against women, a problem endemic in Turkey.

Calls to probe Russian official over stance on domestic abuse

Moscow - Relatives of Russian women who lost their lives to domestic violence are urging the government to probe a deputy minister for downplaying the scale of the problem, a rights group said Friday.

Women take matters into own fists in Mexico femicide crisis

Mexico - Elena's husband had strangled and beaten her, but it was the moment he slammed one of their twin baby girls against the bed that she decided she had to get out.That was eight years ago.

'Revenge porn,' leaked selfies: sextortion spreads in Iraq

Baghdad - The threat came by anonymous Instagram message one late Iraqi evening, making Hala's blood run cold: "I've got all your pictures and recordings. Shall I send them to your dad?

Femicide: A global scourge

Paris - Every day in 2017, 137 women and girls were intentionally killed by their partner or a family member somewhere in the world, according to UN statistics.

Women killed by their partners: confronting the horror

Paris - On April 22, a barge picked up the body of a woman stuffed into a suitcase floating in the Oise River in Neuville north of Paris.

Q&A: After #MeToo, more is needed to address workplace harassment Special

It’s been 2 years since #MeToo went viral. While harassment remains a reality, more people are speaking up every day – and this includes at work. However, a new survey by HR Acuity finds many workers are concerned about not being taken seriously.

Saudi backpedals on video labelling feminism 'extremism'

Apo - Saudi authorities have distanced themselves from an official video that sparked controversy after it branded feminism, homosexuality and atheism as extremist ideas.

Native Americans - From voting rights to Congress

Native American tribes and nations occupied this land for thousands of years before Europeans reached these shores, however, the U.S. government did not grant them citizenship or Native American women the right to vote until 1924.

Outrage in Spain over verdict in gang sex attack on teen

Madrid - Women's groups and legal experts demanded Friday that Spain's laws be changed after five men accused of gang-raping an unconscious 14-year-old girl were convicted on a lesser charge of sexual abuse.

The 'Brave Ones': Zimbabwe's women-only rangers fighting poaching

Harare - Chiyevedzo Mutero was one of dozens competing in the remote Zimbabwean bush to join the all-female anti-poaching Akashinga rangers when she broke her finger.

Colombia elects first woman mayor of Bogota

Apo - Claudia Lopez, a symbol of the fight against corruption in Colombia, became the first woman to be elected mayor of Bogota on Sunday.

Colombia elects first woman mayor of Bogota

Apo - Claudia Lopez, a symbol of the fight against corruption in Colombia, on Sunday became the first woman to be elected mayor of the capital Bogota.The 49-year-old center-left candidate, who is openly gay, won the local election with 35.

Loopholes riddle Saudi reforms on 'guardianship' of women

Apo - Saudi Arabia has eased travel restrictions on women but observers say loopholes still allow male relatives to curtail their movements and, in the worst cases, leave them marooned in prison-like shelters.

Croatians protest over release of teenager's suspected rapists

Zagreb - Thousands protested Saturday in major Croatian cities against the release of five men suspected of gang-raping a teenager, saying the judiciary had repeatedly failed to protect girls and women.

High-profile cases turn spotlight on domestic violence in Russia

Moscow - Natalia Tunikova's partner pushed her towards the open balcony in their high-rise Moscow flat, before punching her to the floor. Fearing she would die, she reached for their kitchen table and "grabbed the nearest object". It was a knife.

Outrage in Croatia over release of teen gang rape suspects

Zagreb - Anger is brewing in Croatia after a judge released five men suspected of gang-raping a 15-year-old girl from their village, triggering calls for protests against a judiciary that women say is failing to protect them.

School trip hijab clash sparks new secularism row in France

Paris - A new row over secularism and the wearing of the Islamic hijab in public buildings has erupted in France after a far-right politician asked a woman accompanying her son and other children on a school trip to remove her headscarf.

Catholic Church called to plug priest gap with lay women

Vatican City - Deep in the Amazonian forest, young couples looking to wed or baptise children often turn to Sister Alba, who fills in where Catholic priests cannot be found.

Tense Turkey femicide trial opens after viral video

Kirikkale - An emotional trial opened in Turkey on Wednesday over the murder of a woman stabbed to death by her ex-husband, with claims she sought police protection in vain.

Turkish women rally against rising violence targeting them

Istanbul - Dozens of women protested in Istanbul on Saturday to denounce rising violence against women and the government's failure to stop brutal attacks across the country.

Brother gets life for 'honour killing' of Pakistan social media star

Multan - The brother of Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch was on Friday sentenced to life in prison for her murder -- the patriarchal country's highest-profile "honour killing".

Brother gets life for 'honour killing' of Pakistan social media star

Multan - The brother of Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch was on Friday convicted of her murder and sentenced to life in prison in the patriarchal country's highest-profile "honour killing".
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