Women's rights and gender equality

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Employers must report sexual harassment under proposed new Victorian rules
State government forms ministerial taskforce to develop strategies on sexual harassment in workplaces

Melissa Davey

08, Mar, 2021 @4:44 AM

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Rage and despair: how the culture of parliament follows women after they leave
Unheard during their time in politics, many women remain silent to avoid jeopardising opportunities in their new lives

Amy Remeikis

07, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Australian women more likely to lose jobs and do more unpaid work during Covid recession
Covid recession hit women hardest, but women also began the crisis on an uneven footing, the Grattan Institute reports

Katharine Murphy Political editor

07, Mar, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Sex discrimination commissioner says Australia at 'turning point' on sexual harassment and assault
Kate Jenkins will consider whether ministers should have the power to hire and fire staff as part of a review prompted by Brittany Higgins’ allegation

Katharine Murphy Political editor

07, Mar, 2021 @3:34 AM

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Two-thirds of Australians think government more interested in protecting itself than women – poll
Essential poll also finds just one in three believe political offices are a safe workplace for women

Daniel Hurst

01, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Guilt and fury: how Covid brought mothers to breaking point
The pandemic shattered the fragile jigsaw of support that allowed women with children to work. Radical action is necessary to prevent rights backsliding

Natasha Walter

28, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Malawi MPs debate bill to liberalise abortion laws as churches oppose
Law would widen strict rules in country where thousands suffer complications from unsafe terminations

Charles Pensulo in Lilongwe

25, Feb, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Reporting on WTO's first female head 'sexist and racist', say African UN leaders
Coverage of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala criticised by group who say such attitudes ‘discourage women from taking on leadership positions’

Liz Ford

23, Feb, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Scottish misogyny law must protect all women, says Helena Kennedy
QC discusses the task ahead as she begins her scrutiny into whether Scotland needs a separate offence of misogynist abuse

Libby Brooks

22, Feb, 2021 @7:48 AM

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Nepal proposes 'ridiculous' ban on women travelling without permission
Activists warn new anti-trafficking law is evidence of ‘deep-rooted patriarchal mindset’ and would curtail equality

Arun Budhathoki in Kathmandu

17, Feb, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Margaret Snyder obituary
Founding director of Unifem, the United Nations development fund for women

Liz Ford

11, Feb, 2021 @8:27 PM

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Saudi Arabia: Loujain al-Hathloul release sparks calls for 'real justice'
Sisters of women’s rights activist step up pressure on Saudi leaders a day after her release from prison

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

11, Feb, 2021 @6:06 PM

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