#Women’s rights

Women hold a giant banner reading "Careful, sexist violence kills" during a demonstration to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Madrid on November 25, 2019. Photo: Oscar Del Pozo / AFP
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Far right challenges Spain’s fight against gender violence

Two decades ago Ana Orantes gripped Spain when she recounted during a prime-time television interview the abuse she suffered at the hands of her ex-husband for 40 years
Portraits of women victims of violence pictured during a vigil in memory of a murdered women before the International Day for the Elimination Violence Against Women at Constitution Square in Guatemala city on November 24, 2019.
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Femicide: A global scourge

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
(From 5L) French actresses Alexandra Lamy, Julie Gayet and Nadege Beausson Diagne, director and actress Eva Darlan, senator and ex-minister Laurence Rossignol, activist Muriel Robin, actress Anne Le Nen and artist Orlan take part in a protest to condemn violence against women in Paris on November 23, 2019. Photo: Alain Jocard / AFP
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France unveils plan to halt violence against women

France has unveiled new measures to combat violence against women by their partners or ex-partners, as concerns mount over the number of women killed in the country
A man and a woman look towards the financial district of Canary Wharf in east London from Greenwich Park, on January 17, 2017. Photo: Ben Stansall / AFP
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Women face uphill wage battle in British finance sector

There had never been much doubt that in London's financial district female workers' salaries lagged behind those of their mostly male colleagues. Now this has been confirmed with data.
People crowd in the streets of Berlin's Kreuzberg district to celebrate the traditional "Myfest" May Day festival on May 1, 2017. Photo: Ralf Hirschberger / DPA
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‘How much do you earn?’ Germany tackles gender pay gap

It's one of the last taboos: asking a colleague how much they earn. But Germany is hoping workers will do just that under a new law that aims to close the country's gender pay gap.
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