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Teachers’ pension scheme: female retirees receive 28% less than men

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Female teachers are typically retiring on much smaller pensions than their male counterparts, research has found, with part-time working one of the biggest factors eroding women’s retirement incomes. Analysis of payou...

Largest US union federation’s first female president takes charge at critical moment

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For 12 years, Liz Shuler was No 2 to Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, main union federation in the US, but after Trumka’s unexpected death in August, Shuler became the its first-ever female president at a tim...

Afghanistan’s junior female football team to relocate to UK

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Afghanistan’s junior female football team and their immediate families are to relocate to Britain from Pakistan after recently escaping their homeland, the government has said. The team of about 35 young footballers, ...

Male UK police officer ‘manipulated’ female abuse victim, panel hears

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A male police officer used his position of authority to “emotionally manipulate” a domestic abuse victim, asking her out for cocktails as he tried to begin a romantic relationship with her, a misconduct panel has hear...

Florida city sued over mural that depicted Black female firefighter as white

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Officials in a south Florida city will meet this week to discuss a lawsuit filed by the city’s first Black female firefighter, after her image was replaced with a white face in a mural meant to honor local history. L...

Female scientists strike success at the Australian Museum’s 2021 Eureka prizes

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Trailblazing female scientists, black summer bushfire research, a 3D cell printer and a science education program for remote Indigenous students were among those recognised at the Australian Museum’s Eureka prizes on ...

Police Scotland ‘boys’ club’ victimised female officer, tribunal rules

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A female firearms officer was victimised by Police Scotland colleagues in a “horrific” workplace culture condemned as an “absolute boys’ club”, an employment tribunal has found. The damning judgment accepted evidence ...

Najla Bouden: what next for Tunisia’s first female PM?

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Sara Medini, political analyst at the Tunisian feminist organisation Aswat Nissa, was in a meeting at work last week when she happened to glance at a news alert on her phone. What she saw left her at first flabbergast...

Senior female officer wants ‘zero tolerance’ on sexist police banter

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A senior black female police officer has said the Metropolitan police should stop treating sexism as banter as anger escalates at the murder of Sarah Everard by a serving officer. Janet Hills, who retired this month a...

Tunisia’s president names Najla Bouden as country’s first female PM

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Tunisia’s president named geologist Najla Bouden as the country’s first ever female prime minister-designate on Wednesday, to form a government with limited executive clout after the president seized wide-ranging powe...

‘Prickles down the neck’: project reveals unsung female heroes of Sutton Hoo dig

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It was 12 years ago that conservator Anita Bools first laid eyes on photographs which had been left in a plastic bag at the reception of the National Trust site Sutton Hoo by a mystery donor. She remembered they were ...

Immersion tank study will explore impact of space travel on the female body

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It may sound like a prolonged spa break but when 20 women tuck themselves into a waterbed in the south of France for five days this week, it will be under the guise of a scientific study into the impact of space fligh...

QC calls on UK to support female judges at risk in Afghanistan

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Helena Kennedy QC has launched an urgent appeal to provide support to judges along with lawyers, women’s rights activists, human rights defenders, and their families at risk in Afghanistan and in need of a safe haven ...

Kabul government’s female workers told to stay at home by Taliban

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Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital said on Sunday, detailing the lates...

Think being trans is a ‘trend’? Consider these 18th century ‘female husbands’

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Whenever the subject of transgender identities comes up today, there is a tendency for conservative politicians – perhaps most of all in the United States – to trot out a particularly specious argument: that the idea ...

‘Tomorrow they will kill me’: Afghan female police officers live in fear of Taliban reprisals

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Negar Masumi, a female police officer with 15 years of experience, was determined not to flee when the Taliban took control of her home province of Ghor in central Afghanistan. On Saturday night, gunmen, who called th...

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