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More than one in 10 young women in UK identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or other

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More than one in 10 young women in the UK identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or other, according to official figures that suggest more than 2 million people define themselves that way. Of females aged 16-24, 11.4% sai...

Racism in UK maternity care risks safety of Black, Asian and mixed ethnicity women – study

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Systemic racism within UK maternity care is risking the safety of people from Black, Asian and mixed ethnicity backgrounds, often with devastating consequences, according to a report by the childbirth charity Birthrig...

Group invades Cannes red carpet to highlight violence towards women

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Protests about women’s safety have taken place at the Cannes film festival for the second time in a matter of days, after a group invaded the red carpet at a premiere of a film about the killing of sex workers. About ...

Senior Liberals say party must address women problem and regain centre after election loss

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Senior Liberals have criticised the preselection process in NSW and called on the party to address the issue of women in the party and climate change after the party was savaged by voters at the polls on Saturday. Mat...

Japanese university told to compensate 13 women after exam discrimination

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A medical school in Tokyo that made it harder for female students to pass entrance exams has been ordered to pay compensation to 13 women for gender discrimination. Juntendo University said in 2018 that it had raised ...

Abortion: El Salvador’s jailed women offer US glimpse of post-Roe future

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A 33-year-old woman in El Salvador who suffered a medical emergency while pregnant has been freed after serving a decade in jail for attempted murder, the victim of a draconian abortion ban being replicated in the US....

Indigenous and Alaska Native women could face escalated violence if Roe is repealed

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The repeal of federally protected abortion rights would result in an increase in violence experienced by Indigenous women, girls and all those who birth, predicted the director of one of the leading research institute...

‘Jurisdictional maze’ hinders investigation of sexual violence against Native women, report says

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Amnesty International has called on the US government to fully restore tribal jurisdiction over crimes on Native lands in the face of staggeringly high rates of sexual violence against Native women, according to a rep...

Women almost twice as likely to be trapped in crashed vehicle, study finds

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Women are almost twice as likely as men to become trapped in a motor vehicle after a crash and they also sustain different patterns of injury, data suggests. The research – the first large UK study to compare sex diff...

Prejudices that led to witch-hunts still affect women today, says historian

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Prejudices that led to witch-hunts hundreds of years ago have not disappeared and women are still on the receiving end of men’s anger, a leading historian has said. Writing in the Radio Times, Lucy Worsley, a historia...

Locking up pregnant women damages mothers and children – yet the UK does it

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Some images never leave you: one that plays itself out in my mind is that of a teenage girl discovered in bed one morning curled up, bloody, with her baby, who is dead. She had given birth without assistance. Another:...

Kimmel on baby formula shortage: ‘Never been a better time to force women to have kids’

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Jimmy Kimmel opened Tuesday’s show with the national shortage on baby formula, which has left parents desperate and led authorities to warn people not to try to make their own recipe. “I don’t know – I’m sure the iver...

Adidas sports bra ads banned in UK for objectifying women

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An Adidas campaign featuring dozens of sets of breasts to promote the diversity of its range of sports bras has been banned by the UK advertising watchdog for using explicit nudity and appearing where children could s...

What Latin American feminists can teach American women about the abortion fight

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When news leaked of the possible overturning of Roe v Wade, tweets and commentaries began circulating calling for people in the United States to learn from experiences in Argentina, Mexico, and Colombia – countries th...

Covid vaccines safe for pregnant women and cut stillbirth risk, says review

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Doctors have stressed the importance of Covid vaccinations for pregnant women after a major review found the shots were not only safe, but reduced the risk of stillbirth by 15%. Researchers at St George’s, University ...

‘The Taliban know they need us’: the Afghan hospitals run by women

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Few places in Afghanistan are run by women. Public life and business are male-dominated and, since the Taliban’s takeover, even more women have vanished from view. While some say they are stuck in conservative societa...

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