#Women’s rights

Women take part in a protest demanding justice for victims of gender violence at Constitution Square in Guatemala City on October 10, 2020. Photo: Johan Ordonez / AFP
Women take part in a protest demanding j... […]

Pandemic inflames violence against women

No country has been spared the coronavirus epidemic, nor the scourge of domestic violence which has surged during lockdowns, as the day marking the fight to end violence against women is held
ARCHIV - ILLUSTRATION - Eine Frau steht am 07.12.2010 in Berlin und erklärt eine mittels Beamer an die Wand projezierte Statistik. In Deutschland sind deutlich mehr Frauen berufstätig als in den meisten anderen EU-Ländern. Foto: Tobias Kleinschmidt/dpa (zu dpa «In Deutschland haben mehr Frauen einen Job als im EU-Schnitt» vom 07.03.2014) +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
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Employed women in the EU

This online graphic shows the share of employed women aged 20 to 64 in the EU.
European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde speaks during the 16th Congress of Regions (Congres des Regions) in Saint-Ouen, north of Paris on October 19, 2020. (Photo by GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP)
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ECB’s Lagarde says business needs more women leaders

European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde says there are still too few women in top jobs, and that the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the problem
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MARIETTE LE ROUX (FILES) This file photo taken on December 6, 2008 shows a prostitute, waiting for clients behind her window in the red light district of Amsterdam. Dutch prostitute Terry van der Zijden proudly points to a photo she took of the bedroom in which she plies her trade; a sexless still-life neatly mounted on the wall of an Amsterdam art gallery. "There is my bed, that is my bureau" she states matter-of-factly in front of a picture of a room with tranquil green linen, scatter cushions and potted flowers -- part of an exhibition entitled "This is my workplace" by sex workers who completed a photography course in June. AFP PHOTO/ANOEK DE GROOT (Photo by ANOEK DE GROOT / AFP)
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Sex workers’ hands tied under virus lockdowns

Across Europe, the coronavirus pandemic has forced many sex workers to rely on hardship funds and online platforms to make ends meet with many worried about the future after lockdowns are lifted
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