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Source: DW

Saudi women refugees in Germany: Still living in fear

Today 09:54 GMT

It is striking how well the women's families — far away in Saudi Arabia — knew about the women's whereabouts: "Either it is the case that every single family intensely searches Germany to find the respective women," says Paintner, "or there is a central organization that does it for the families.

The four Saudi women DW spoke to intensively in recent weeks are convinced that they were monitored by other Arabic-speaking refugees.

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Source: DW

Marie Juchacz: A life for justice and equality

Today 09:54 GMT

When she died in 1956, the organization honored her life's work in their obituary: "Her entire life was in the service of the struggle for a better and more just world."

Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Marie Juchacz — then Marie Gohlke — was born in 1879 in the rural district of Landsberg an der Warthe (now Gorzow Wielkopolski, in Poland). As a young child, she was already well-informed about world politics, and she could often be found poring over the daily newspaper.

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Source: BBC

Navratilova transgender comments spark row

Today 09:54 GMT

A US-based organisation that campaigns for LGBT sportspeople has cut its links with tennis legend Martina Navratilova over comments she made about male-to-female transgender athletes.

Male to female competitors, however, are required to have kept their levels of testosterone - a hormone that increases muscle mass - below a certain level for at least 12 months.

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Source: Global News

Mandy Moore details alleged Ryan Adams abuse: ‘I felt like I was drowning’

Today 09:55 GMT

Mandy Moore opened up about her former “unhealthy” relationship with Ryan Adams during a guest appearance on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast on Monday.

In a New York Times report published Feb. 13, Moore was one of seven women who came forward with allegations of abuse against her former husband Adams. Moore was married to Adams from 2009 to 2016 and she went into detail about the alleged “unhealthy dynamic” between them.

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Source: BBC

Pop music's growing gender gap revealed

Today 09:54 GMT

Lara Baker, a music industry diversity consultant, says there has long been a gender imbalance in the charts and behind the scenes, but adds that the figures showing a growing gap are "really worrying". "I'd like to see streaming platforms, festivals and radio stations giving more attention to equal representation than they currently do," she says.

Singer Mabel, who is currently in the top 10, said she wasn't surprised by the gender gap, telling BBC News: "No, I think we still have a lot of work to do.". Rita Ora and Bebe Rexha's manager Sarah Stennett said: "The gap that exists is not acceptable.

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Source: DW

Caster Semenya: IAAF testosterone rules 'hurtful'

Today 09:54 GMT

South African sprinter Caster Semenya said on Tuesday that a proposal to oblige female sprinters with naturally high levels of testosterone to lower their levels of the hormone were "flawed" and "hurtful." Semenya said the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) was trying to "police the sex of female athletes" with the rule changes.

Shortly after the court case began on Monday, Semenya charged the IAAF with contravening confidentiality rules after it publicly announced its five expert witnesses.

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Source: Common Domain

Many women still make this big financial mistake

Today 09:54 GMT

Invest in other women, Francis says: “There are great mutual funds that will invest in companies that support women, or that put women in the CEO room.”

In her research, women are not only more likely to answer financial literacy questions incorrectly, but they also disproportionately answer those questions with “I do not know.” But perhaps there’s money to be made by knowing what you don’t know: Women are actually good at investing; better, arguably, than men.

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Source: The Guradian

Cervical cancer could be eliminated in most countries by 2100 – research

Today 09:54 GMT

Cervical cancer could be effectively eliminated in most countries around the world by the end of the 21st century, according to research.

Prof Karen Canfell from the Cancer Council New South Wales, who led the study, said: “Our research team has previously estimated that Australia is on track to eliminate cervical cancer by 2035, with rates dropping below four per 100,000 women annually within the next 20 years,” she said.

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Source: The Guradian

Voyage to the Garbage Patch: the female sailors taking on plastic

Today 09:54 GMT

The women, a mix of scientists, sailors, writers, and activists, collected those samples of plastic from the air, water, and ocean floor to be analyzed not just in Napper’s lab but in others across the world.

The bits that retained recognizable labels showed Japanese characters, indicating that they’d floated all the way across the Pacific.

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Source: The Guradian

Proposed testosterone limit ’flawed’ and ‘hurtful’, say Caster Semenya’s lawyers

Today 09:54 GMT

Caster Semenya’s lawyers have hit back at the IAAF on day two of their hearing at the court of arbitration for sport, claiming the world governing body’s proposed testosterone limit for women is “flawed” and “hurtful”.

As promised, the South African star’s lawyers have now released their own expert witness list and responded to the IAAF’s claim that the testosterone limit is intended to “empower girls and women” by maintaining a level playing field.

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Source: The Guradian

How to catch a catfisher

Today 09:54 GMT

If you're a victim of online abuse, here's a helpful guide to identify the particular form of harassment you’re experiencing and offer resources for addressing that particular abuse

Like Google Images but more powerful – which can help me find any other accounts my catfisher has set up with my photos. I contact Social Catfish, a social media investigation service based in California.

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Source: The Guradian

South Korean government sparks outrage by saying K-pop stars 'look identical'

Today 09:00 GMT

New broadcasting guidelines produced by the South Korean government have prompted outrage for suggesting that television programs feature K-pop stars that look too similar.

The movement, called Escape the Corset, saw Korean women post makeup-free selfies and videos of themselves destroying their makeup, in a rebellion against beauty norms.

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Source: Fox News

Minnesota lawmaker's push for tougher female genital mutilation law faces opposition

Today 09:00 GMT

– Republican state legislator Mary Franson has spent two years pushing for a new state law that would allow tougher prosecution of parents who facilitate or allow the genital mutilation of their daughters.

“The bill makes FGM (female genital mutilation) a felony, and it empowers social services to come in and take those children out of the home and remove the parental right from those parents,” Franson told Fox News in an interview. “This is completely on par with child endangerment such as criminal sexual conduct or assault with a dangerous weapon – anything that causes substantial bodily harm.”

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Source: Common Domain

Millennials are not like everybody else — here’s why

Today 08:05 GMT

See: Bucking ‘entitlement’ stereotypes, these millennials help their parents pay bills. • Housing, family and future: The number of millennials is expected to exceed that of baby boomers in 2019, with 73 million members, partly because of immigrants coming to the U.S. Millennials may be more racially and ethnically diverse, but so-called Generation Z, their younger counterparts (those born between 1997 and 2012), are expected to be the “most diverse and best-educated generation yet,” Pew expects.

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Source: Reuters

Australian sports sign up to gender pay equality scheme

Today 01:30 GMT

Australia’s top sports federations have pledged to achieve gender equality in pay for athletes and administrators as part of a blueprint issued by a local advocacy group.

The MCC said it had identified a 27 percent overall gender pay gap in corporate and administration roles in Australian sport, which was based on data provided to the Australian government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).


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