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US appeals emergency contraception ruling

The US Department of Justice appealed Wednesday a federal judge's ruling ordering regulators to provide emergency contraception to women and girls of all ages.

US appeals emergency contraception ruling
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'Arm-lift' surgery gains appeal in US

Plastic surgery to remove fat and excess skin on the upper arms has gained appeal in the United States, where the procedure has exploded in popularity since the year 2000.

'Arm-lift' surgery gains appeal in US
Few women opt for frontline combat roles in Australia
Few women opt for frontline combat roles in Australia

Fewer than 20 women have applied for frontline combat roles in Australia since new policies allowing all military positions to be filled on merit rather than gender.

Few women opt for frontline combat roles in Australia
Merkel faces down challenge over female exec quota
Merkel faces down challenge over female exec quota

Germany's opposition will force a parliamentary vote to require big companies to boost the number of women on their boards.

Merkel faces down challenge over female exec quota
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Ice Hockey: Kazakhstan women’s team lost first match in World Championship

The Dutch team moved up to the second line and the Kazakhstan team moved down to the third place in the general ranking of the Championship.

Ice Hockey: Kazakhstan women’s team lost first match in World Championship
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Retirement reform picking up in Kazakhstan

A special attention is given to employees working in tough and hazardous conditions; their employers will allocated extra 5% into their pension funds.

Retirement reform picking up in Kazakhstan
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Women tourists desert India after sex attacks: survey

The number of foreign women tourists visiting India has dropped by 35 percent in the past three months following a spate of sex attacks that have made global headlines.

Women tourists desert India after sex attacks: survey
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Obama names first woman Secret Service chief

US President Barack Obama Tuesday named Julia Pierson as the first female chief of the Secret Service, the elite protection branch sullied by a prostitution scandal in Colombia last year.

Obama names first woman Secret Service chief
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Asiana flight attendants win fight to wear trousers

Female flight attendants with South Korea's Asiana Airlines on Tuesday won a long-running battle to overturn a skirts-only dress code after the national human rights commission ruled it discriminatory.

Asiana flight attendants win fight to wear trousers
Chile's former President and UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet. ©REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
Bachelet leaves UN to head back to Chile

Michelle Bachelet announced Friday that she is quitting as head of the UN women's agency amid mounting speculation that she will stand for a new term as president of Chile in November elections.

Bachelet leaves UN to head back to Chile
Muslim states agree to 'historic' UN statement on women
Muslim states agree to 'historic' UN statement on women

Muslim and western nations on Friday overcame deep divisions to agree a historic United Nations declaration setting out a code of conduct for combatting violence against women.

Muslim states agree to 'historic' UN statement on women
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Kazakhstan to gradually raise retirement age for women

The changes should be gradual. For women who will be retiring before 2018 the retirement age will be annually raised by half a year within the following 10 years: Labor Minister.

Kazakhstan to gradually raise retirement age for women
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233 million women lacking contraception in 2015: study

An estimated 233 million women in their fertile years will lack access to modern contraception by 2015, up from 221 million in 2010.

233 million women lacking contraception in 2015: study
Finalists of Miss Kazakhstan-2012. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Kostanay tagged most feminine city of Kazakhstan

Women make 55.2 percent of the population in Kostanay.

Kostanay tagged most feminine city of Kazakhstan
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Nazarbayev calls to be careful with gender equality

Kazakhstan President said he was supportive of female managers, but insisted that gender equality is not limitless.

Nazarbayev calls to be careful with gender equality
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Respect and compliments most important for Kazakhstan women

Respectful attitude of bosses and colleagues is most important for the polled Kazakhstan women.

Respect and compliments most important for Kazakhstan women
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Handsome men don't make good husbands: Nazarbayev to women

Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev has offered advice to single young women.

Handsome men don't make good husbands: Nazarbayev to women
Nordic women at home in the workplace
Nordic women at home in the workplace

A highly-educated woman who becomes a stay-at-home mum is a "complete waste" of a university degree, Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, herself a mother-of-two, lashed out in a British newspaper interview last year.

Nordic women at home in the workplace
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Egypt women wage war against 'sexual terrorism'

Faced with a spike in sexual violence against female protesters, Egyptian women are overcoming stigma and recounting painful testimonies to force silent authorities and a reticent society to confront "sexual terrorism."

Egypt women wage war against 'sexual terrorism'
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Vatican, Iran resist UN effort fighting violence on women

The Vatican, Iran and other religious states are resisting efforts by a UN conference, which started Monday, to demand tougher global standards to prevent violence against women and children.

Vatican, Iran resist UN effort fighting violence on women