Women's rights

Zelda Perkins poses for a portrait prior to testifying before British lawmakers investigating workplace sexual harassment in London, Wednesday, March 28, 2018.Harvey Weinstein's former assistant says she tried to prevent him abusing women almost two decades ago, making him sign a legal agreement that required him to seek therapy and mend his ways. Zelda Perkins quit Weinstein's film company in 1998, along with a colleague who accused the movie mogul of trying to rape her. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
March 28, 2018 - 7:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's former British assistant said Wednesday that a gag order she had to sign when she left his film company was "morally lacking in every way" and failed to stop the movie producer's harassment and abuse of women. Zelda Perkins quit Weinstein's firm Miramax in 1998...
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March 21, 2018 - 11:18 am
BERLIN (AP) — A swimming instructor in southwestern Germany is suspected of sexually abusing 40 young girls, and using an underwater camera to film some of the abuse. Baden-Baden prosecutor's office spokesman Michael Klose told the dpa news agency Wednesday that the 33-year-old man, whose name wasn...
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March 14, 2018 - 6:24 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France's gender equality minister says fighting violence against women isn't just a top priority for French President Emmanuel Macron — it's the top priority. And one of the first targets is street harassment. In an interview at the United Nations, Marlene Schiappa said...
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Tunisian women with placards during a protest seeking equality between men and women in Tunis, Tunisia, Saturday, March 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
March 11, 2018 - 10:28 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian women have demonstrated to demand equal inheritance rights, amid national debate over the issue that has reverberated around the Muslim world. Under a heavy police presence, they marched to parliament Saturday in Tunis to demand a law guaranteeing equal inheritance...
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A Pakistani acid attack victim, center, takes part in a rally to mark International Women's Day in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
March 08, 2018 - 4:58 pm
The Latest on International Women's Day: Hundreds of Brazilian women are marching to demand equal rights and protest gender-based violence to mark International Women's Day. Marchers in Sao Paulo on Thursday were drawing attention to issues as varied as the wage gap, abortion rights, sexual...
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A Pakistani acid attack victim, center, takes part in a rally to mark International Women's Day in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
March 08, 2018 - 4:38 pm
The Latest on International Women's Day: Google is highlighting 12 female artists in its "doodle" to commemorate International Women's Day, and the online search leader launched a new tool that makes it easier to find local businesses that are owned, led or founded by women. The new tool will be a...
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Protesters take part in a Women's Day march in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, March 8, 2018. A few thousand women and men chanting women's rights slogans marched through central Warsaw to mark the International Women's Day. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
March 08, 2018 - 4:19 pm
A 24-hour strike by millions of Spanish women. A crackdown in France on companies violating gender-equal pay policies. In Russia, a candid apology from a powerful legislator to women he sexually harassed. Many of the International Women's Day events on Thursday powerfully echoed the #MeToo movement...
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A Pakistani acid attack victim, center, takes part in a rally to mark International Women's Day in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
March 08, 2018 - 4:17 pm
The Latest on International Women's Day: New York City's "Fearless Girl" statue, a tourist attraction for the last year, is donning a new outfit Thursday: a cape of blue flowers. The cape, courtesy of retailer Old Navy, is part of the worldwide events for International Women's Day. Meanwhile, a...
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A demonstrator shouts using a megaphone participates on a march to commemorate International Women's Day, in capital Pristina, Thursday, March 8, 2018. Women across Europe and Asia shouted their demands for respect and empowerment Thursday to mark International Women's Day, with protesters in Spain launching a 24-hour strike and crowds of demonstrators filling the streets of Manila, Seoul and New Delhi. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
March 08, 2018 - 11:36 am
The Latest on International Women's Day: ___ McDonald's has temporarily flipped its famous Golden Arches to look like a "W'' — a move it says it made to recognize International Women's Day. The upside-down logo appeared Thursday on the fast-food giant's website and social media accounts. It also...
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Thousands of demonstrators protest male violence against women and demanding an equality labour opportunities at the Paseo Sarasate Promenade, during the female general strike to commemorate International Women's Day, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
March 08, 2018 - 11:00 am
MADRID (AP) — Women across Europe and Asia shouted their demands for equality, respect and empowerment Thursday to mark International Women's Day, with protesters in Spain launching a 24-hour strike and crowds of demonstrators filling the streets of Manila, Seoul and New Delhi. Spanish women were...
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