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Movie producer Weinstein surrenders on sex assault charges

Film producer Harvey Weinstein on Friday surrendered to authorities at a New York City police station on sex crime charges. A few months back, he was toppled from Hollywood’s most powerful ranks by scores of women accusing him of misconduct. More than 70 women have accused the co-founder of the Miramax film studio and Weinstein…

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Models, actresses, employees: the women speaking out against Weinstein

Dozens of actress, models and ex-employees have come out to accuse veteran producer Harvey Weinstein, 66, of harassment, abuse and rape dating as far back as the 1990s. With Weinstein expected to surrender to authorities in New York on Friday to face possible criminal charges, here is a look at the list of his accusers:…

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Battle to treat Madagascar women for debilitating fistula

“Get rid of the girl who stinks,” they said about Sana Rodiny who for three years had to endure unrelenting abuse after developing a fistula. Now at 18 she hopes the people of her small village in southern Madagascar will leave her in peace after she underwent surgery for the debilitating condition that left her…

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If FCR leaves FATA, women more likely to inherit property

In Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas, the rule is that women cannot inherit property. This disenfranchises its population of approximately 2.4 million women. The good news is, however, that the government is working on mainstreaming Fata and this means abolishing the FCR. In April this year, it decided to work on extending the Supreme Court…

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If FCR leaves Fata, women more likely to inherit property

PESHAWAR/LANDI KOTAL: Eid Bibi was sixty years old when she was shot dead in Fata’s Kurram Agency by her nephew—for having an affair. The truth is that her nephew killed her as he was after her property. Her father had given her a share and her nephew was demanding she put it in his name….

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IG Sindh urges women to report incidents of domestic violence

IG Sindh A.D.Khawaja has formally inaugurated the women and children protection desk in Karachi’s West zone on Thursday. “The objective of establishing the Desk is to stop the incidents of harassment of women and children and initiate action against the culprits,” IG Sindh said. The IG urged the women to report the incidents of domestic…

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India aims for women’s IPL in three years

India aims to launch a women’s version of its hugely popular Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament in the next three years, a senior official said Tuesday. As part of the build-up, top international women players will take part in a Twenty20 game at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium next week. “We are planning to get a…

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Scientists discover why women get polycystic ovary syndrome

A hormonal imbalance before birth could be causing women to later develop polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) which leads to infertility, scientists have discovered. ‘New Scientist’ reported May 14 that scientists have found a cure in mice and a drug trial is set to begin later this year. One in five women in the world gets…

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Wheeling ahead, Punjab govt trains women how to ride motorcycles

The Punjab government is steering the province towards some gender equality. It is training women how to ride motorcycles as part of it programme, ‘Women on Wheels’. This is the second phase of ‘Women on Wheels’. The programme started in 2017, when the government opened applications for women. They have now shortlisted 250 women. During…

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Scandal, women power and bans as Cannes festival opens

The most political Cannes film festival in years opened Tuesday with female stars vowing to protest on the red carpet against industry sexism, two top directors barred from attending and bans hanging over some movies. With Hollywood still reeling from the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and Cannes under fire for its dearth of women directors, jury…

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Saudi says to lift driving ban on women June 24

Saudi women will be allowed to start driving in the kingdom from June 24, the General Department of Traffic Director General Mohammed al-Bassami said on Tuesday. “All the requirements for women in the kingdom to start driving have been established,” Bassami was quoted as saying in a statement released by the government. In September 2017,…

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NY attorney general resigns after women abuse report

New York state’s top prosecutor and a public champion of the #MeToo movement resigned on Monday, just hours after being accused by The New Yorker of physically assaulting four women. It was an abrupt fall from power for Eric Scheiderman, the chief law enforcement officer in the state and a Donald Trump opponent whose office…

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Indian man rapes 17-year-old girl, sets her alight for refusing marriage proposal

A 17-year-old battled for her life Monday after a man raped her and set her on fire, the second such case to shake India as it battles an increase in sexual crimes. The teenager was attacked on the same day and in the same eastern state of Jharkhand as a 16-year-old who was raped and burned to…

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In Gaza, women protest among the burning tires and smoke

On the Gaza-Israel border women are an integral part of the tent protests that have transformed a once-deserted restricted zone. Some provide food, water and social media support – and some, although in much smaller numbers than men, roll burning tyres and hurl stones at the Israeli border fence. Since March 30, when the protests…

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Atiqa Odho is beauty neutral, tells husband to lose weight

Sana Mir recently criticised ads that promoted “body shaming and objectification”. In her post, she wrote: “Make no mistake: you need strong arms, not smooth arms, on a sports field,” which started a debate on social media. Naya Din team invited Atiqa Odho to speak on the issue. According to Odho, her initial reaction was…

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Uproar in Punjab assembly over Sana’s derogatory remarks against PTI women

The opposition staged a protest in the Punjab assembly over Law Minister Rana Sanaullah’s derogatory remarks against the women participants in PTI’s Lahore rally. The protesters demanded the Law Minister’s resignation and sought speaker’s permission to table a resolution against him. “We would table a resolution against Rana Sanaullah, if he doesn’t apologize for his…

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Shehbaz Sharif apologizes for Rana Sana’s ‘anti-women’ remarks

PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif has apologized over “anti-women remarks made by some party leaders”. “PML-N acknowledges and encourages the role of women in national politics,” Sharif said. “Any statement demeaning them is highly irresponsible.” PMLN acknowledes and encourages the role of women in national politics. Any statement demeaning them is highly irresponsible. We have to…

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Cairo women take to the American football field

It’s a spectacle that few would imagine in Cairo — an American football field full of Egyptian women. From humble beginnings in 2016 with only three teams, Egypt’s all-female informal “flag football” league now has eight clubs vying for supremacy in the capital. The version played by women here is non-contact, with players seeking to…

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Saudi women, children attend Greatest Royal Rumble

RIYADH: Women and children were on hand to watch WWE “Greatest Royal Rumble” in Saudi Arabia. A previous WWE event held in the kingdom in 2014 was for men only. But Friday night’s event in Jiddah included both women and children in attendance to watch the likes of WWE star John Cena and others. It’s…

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#MeToo takes Meesha’s twitter to another edge

KARACHI: Taking a look at Meesha Shafi’s initial twitter stats, the famous singer’s tweets sufficed a very average feedback from the followers. Whereas, since she has placed harassment allegations on pop singer and actor Ali Zafar, her tweets have received immense reaction. From getting somewhat 85 to 100 reactions per tweet, which were seemed pretty…

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#MeToo: Three more women accuse Ali Zafar of harassment

KARACHI: A day after a leading Pakistani actress Meesha Shafi accused Ali Zafar of sexual harassment, three more women came forward against the popular singer and actor. They levelled the allegations on Twitter, in what is thought to be the first #MeToo moment in Pakistan. @itsmeeshashafi you’re not alone. Please read this. #metoo @merabichrayaar @HaadeaP…

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