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Doha Debates tackles gender equality

Doha Debates tackles gender equality

Gender equality has been placed in the spotlight by Qatar Foundation’s Doha Debates, as experts argued for and against quotas in an event at Education City ...

China virus fight sparks outcry over female frontline staff

China virus fight sparks outcry over female frontline staff

China's fight against the coronavirus epidemic has triggered anger over the neglect of frontline female workers who have struggled to access menstrual products ...

Athletics world body brings in new transgender rules

Athletics world body brings in new transgender rules

Female transgender athletes must lower their testosterone levels by half under new regulations introduced by the IAAF, bringing the rules into line with those for hyperandrogenous competitors such as Caster Semenya.

Kenyan 800m runner Wambui slams Semenya testosterone ruling

Kenyan 800m runner Wambui slams Semenya testosterone ruling

Kenya's Olympic 800m bronze medal winner Margaret Nyairera Wambui, who has herself faced questions over her testosterone levels, on Thursday slammed an IAAF ruling against her rival Caster Semenya.

India's top judge faces sexual harassment storm

India's top judge faces sexual harassment storm

India's most senior judge hit back Saturday at sexual harassment allegations made by a former Supreme Court employee, calling the accusations ‘unbelievable’.

Climate crisis would reinforce gender discrimination: German lawmaker

Climate crisis would reinforce gender discrimination: German lawmaker

The vice president of the German Bundestag (Parliament), Claudia Roth, was at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) recently for a public talk on the rising threat of climate change ...

G7 urges greater role for women in peace processes

G7 urges greater role for women in peace processes

Foreign ministers from the world's seven most developed nations on Saturday urged a greater role for women in solving conflicts, saying that peace settlements with female involvement were more likely to endure.

South Korean prosecutor jailed in #MeToo case

South Korean prosecutor jailed in #MeToo case

A former senior South Korean prosecutor was convicted of abuse of power and jailed for two years Wednesday in connection with a high-profile case that triggered the country's #MeToo movement.

Panel discusses challenges facing women in Middle East

Panel discusses challenges facing women in Middle East

Women in the Middle East face both setbacks and progress in terms of their social, economic and political inclusion and participation with their countries, it was pointed out at the event.

Afghanistan's first female orchestra set to take Davos

Afghanistan's first female orchestra set to take Davos

In the face of death threats and accusations they are dishonouring their families by daring to perform, the women of Afghanistan's first all-female orchestra are charting a new destiny for themselves through music.

Armed men burn down girls' school in north Afghanistan

Armed men burn down girls' school in north Afghanistan

Armed men have burned down a girls' school in northern Afghanistan, officials said Saturday, with police blaming the Taliban for the assault as the militants expand their foothold across the country.

Iran's women MPs face uphill battle for gender parity

Iran's women MPs face uphill battle for gender parity

It's a statistic that belies claims of equality: women hold just nine of Iran's 290 parliamentary seats. And they are highly unlikely to reverse the disparity in Friday's elections.