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Nearly a quarter of lawmakers worldwide are women: study

5 March 2019, 7:46 PM

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. 

More women take up chemistry

13 February 2019, 6:41 AM

The number of women taking up chemistry as a career is on the increase in South Africa.

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Two women defy centuries-old ban by entering Indian temple

2 January 2019, 7:26 AM

Two women defied a centuries-old ban on entering a Hindu temple in India’s southern state of Kerala in the early hours of Wednesday raising fears of a backlash from conservative Hindu groups, the state’s chief minister said.

UN experts accuse DR Congo warlord of mass rape

29 December 2018, 7:55 AM

UN experts are accusing a warlord in the Democratic Republic of Congo of leading horrific gang rapes in South Kivu during which women were held captive in a cave and treated like sex slaves, according to a confidential report obtained by AFP on Friday.

J&J loses bid to have $4.7 bln talc verdict set aside, vows to appeal

20 December 2018, 9:14 PM

Johnson & Johnson failed to persuade a Missouri trial judge to set aside a July verdict awarding a record $4.69 billion to 22 women who blamed their ovarian cancer on asbestos in the company’s Baby Powder and other talc products. The healthcare company faces thousands of lawsuits over the safety of talc in its Baby […]

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