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Lawmaker, doctors, NGOs urge Taiwan's health ministry to improve pregnancy guides

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislator Fan Yun (范雲) held a press conference on Thursday (May 5) calling for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) to update its pregnancy guides for expecting moth...

Judge indicts former Argentina governor of sexual abbuse

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A judge in Argentina on Wednesday indicted the former governor of the northern province of Tucumán, José Alperovich, for the alleged sexual abuse of his niece. ...

Virtual assistants talkback - Beauty brand LUX hacks virtual assistants to outwit casual sexism

An initiative by LUX and Wunderman Thompson Singapore gives female-voiced virtual assistants witty clap backs for sexist comments, discouraging harmful behaviours SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 28 Apri...

Strong influences help mold 2022 US Teacher of the Year

OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) — It hardly seems a stretch to say Kurt Russell was born to be a history teacher. Raised on his mother's stories about segregation and the civil rights movement in...

Flight attendants settle Frontier discrimination suit

DENVER (AP) — Frontier Airlines has settled a discrimination lawsuit brought by a group of flight attendants who claimed the carrier discriminated against them during pregnancy and while breastfeeding...

Oklahoma governor signs bill to make abortion illegal

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law on Tuesday that makes it a felony to perform an abortion, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, as part of an aggressive push in...

McDonald's workers reach settlement deal over harassment

Former McDonald’s workers who alleged rampant sexual harassment at their Michigan restaurant have reached a $1.5 million settlement agreement with the restaurant’s former owner. The ...

Afghanistan: Taliban restrict women's rights as isolation looms

Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan in August 2021, rising living costs and unemployment have left many people with barely enough money to buy food. However, the Taliban government has no solution...

Many baffled by Taliban reneging pledge on girls' education

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A news presenter on Afghanistan’s TOLO TV wept as he read the announcement. Images of girls crying after being turned back from school flooded social media. Aid groups and ma...

Taliban cancels girls' higher education despite pledges

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's Taliban rulers decided against opening schools to girls above the sixth grade, reneging on a previous promise and opting to appease their hardline base at the e...

China reports more women executing wills during divorce 'cooling-off period'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After China implemented its controversial 30-day “cooling-off period” for divorces, a growing number of people have sought consultation and execution of wills ...

President Tsai Joins Women Leaders to Reaffirm Climate Commitment

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 11 March 2022 - President Tsai Ing-wen made a commitment on Tuesday to climate justice through policy that places equal emphasis on environmental integrity, economic...

Blood drive to mark Women's Day halted, Afghan activists say

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban halted a blood donation drive by women activists to mark International Women's Day on Tuesday, activists said. Speaking outside a Kabul hospita...

'Squid Game Election': South Korean campaign gets ugly

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The race between South Korea's two leading presidential candidates has seen unprecedented levels of toxic rhetoric, mudslinging and lawsuits. How bad is it?...

Colombia's highest court legalizes abortion up to 24 weeks

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia became the latest country in Latin America to expand access to abortion Monday as the nation’s Constitutional Court voted to legalize the procedure until the 24th week...