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#Women’s rights

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
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
Women hold a giant banner reading "Caref... […]

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