Gender issues

Denis Mukwege, center, celebrates with his staff after learning he has been awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, at the Panzi hospital in Bukavu, eastern Congo, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. Mukwege, 63, founded the hospital and has treated thousands of women, many of whom were victims of gang rape. Armed men tried to kill him in 2012, forcing him to temporarily leave the country. "The importance of Dr. Mukwege's enduring, dedicated and selfless efforts in this field cannot be overstated. He has repeatedly condemned impunity for mass rape and criticized the Congolese government and other countries for not doing enough to stop the use of sexual violence against women as a strategy and weapon of war," the Nobel committee said in its citation Friday. (Norwegian Church Aid via AP)
October 05, 2018 - 8:36 am
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Congolese surgeon Denis Mukwege says the news that he was a co-winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize came while he was at the operating table. In newly posted audio on the Nobel site, Mukwege says Friday...
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October 01, 2018 - 12:31 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A lawsuit challenging the replacement for North Carolina's "bathroom bill" is moving forward, with a judge finding evidence that transgender plaintiffs are harmed by a prohibition on new local antidiscrimination laws. Federal Judge Thomas Schroeder, however, rejected another...
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In this photo combination, Christine Blasey Ford testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington. (Pool Image via AP)
September 28, 2018 - 1:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — He let his anger flare repeatedly, interrupted his questioners and cried several times during his opening statement. She strived to remain calm and polite, despite her nervousness, and mostly held back her tears. Throughout their riveting, nationally televised testimony on Thursday...
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September 24, 2018 - 6:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ernst & Young has been slapped with a second sexual harassment complaint in less than year describing a culture of discrimination and lewd behavior toward women at the accounting firm. Karen Ward, a former partner with EY, says her supervisor routinely commented her breasts,...
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This undated image provided by the American Civil Liberties Union shows a Facebook advertisement for jobs at the the City of Greensboro's police department. The ad placed by the city was targeted to “men ages 25 to 35 who live or were recently near Philadelphia.” Such targeting information is available to Facebook users when they click on “why am I seeing this” on a drop-down menu on the ad. The ACLU accused Facebook of discrimination, saying the company violated federal and state laws prohibiting businesses from excluding women from job ads. In a complaint filed Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, the ACLU also lists 10 employers that it claims have placed discriminatory ads including the Greensboro ad. (American Civil Liberties Union via AP)
September 18, 2018 - 2:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is allowing job ads on its platform that exclude women, according to the American Civil liberties Union. In a complaint filed Tuesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the ACLU lists 10 employers that it claims have placed ads on Facebook that violate...
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Tennis star Serena Williams speaks at the Shop.org conference Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
September 15, 2018 - 4:00 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Serena Williams talked about her fashion business and her family, but not tennis fouls during a Friday appearance before a business trade group in Las Vegas. The 23-time Grand Slam champion wasn't asked about gender equality in sports or an argument she had last weekend with the...
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September 06, 2018 - 5:39 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Current and former employees of a prison have reached a $2.5 million settlement with the state to resolve allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination. Six female correctional officers filed a civil rights complaint in 2015 describing the state prison in Los Lunas where...
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September 05, 2018 - 5:15 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A man is accused of brutally attacking a transgender woman and her sister as the two women left a bar and restaurant district in South Carolina. The Post and Courier reports 30-year-old Christopher Lamar Price was arrested Tuesday and charged with second-degree assault and...
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September 03, 2018 - 8:41 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian Muslim women convicted under Islamic laws of attempting to have sex were caned Monday in a rare public whipping that was slammed by lawmakers and rights activists as a form of torture. Lawyers and activists said the women, aged 22 and 32, were seated on...
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In this June 30, 2018 photo, Councilwoman Marcela Huanca cries as she relates the bullying she suffered from the mayor and his family, in Escoma, Bolivia. The South American country has a high percentage of women in municipal positions, and the world's second-highest number of women in parliament, according to the United Nations. But reports of political violence against women are on the rise. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
August 25, 2018 - 1:32 pm
ACHOCALLA, Bolivia (AP) — Women now hold almost half the seats in Bolivia's congress and laws mandate gender equality at lower levels too. But women's rights activists report a sharp increase in violence against female politicians as their numbers rise. Prosecutors say they have received 36...
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