Albania's parliament on Friday voted in the first cabinet to be dominated by women since the multi-party system was introduced 30 years ago.
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Afghanistan has around 250 women judges, and while a few were able to flee in recent weeks, most were left behind and are still trying to get out. International colleagues and activists have formed networks working around the clock to help them escape.
“When you see women in key positions of leadership, it emboldens women to continue to aspire to more,” Liz Shuler said in an interview hours after the AFL-CIO’s governing Executive Council elected her as president.
"It's really strange to not be allowed to get to work, but now this is what it is," said Noor Khatera, a 43-year-old woman who had worked in the accounts department of a bank in Kandahar. "I taught myself English and even learned how to operate a computer, but now I will have to look for a place where I can just work with more women around."
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In a letter to FBI Director Chris Wray, Senator Ernst, who is a survivor of sexual assault and domestic violence, said the "careless actions" of the agents who asked female staff to pose for photos in the undercover stings amounted to "crimes" that could put those women in danger.
Women have fought long and hard for the right to choose what they wear when they compete at the Olympics, and at the Tokyo Games more and more athletes and fans are speaking out and taking action.
Women have received about 47% of the 481 million vaccine doses administered in India, nearly in line with the gender ratio in the country, the data showed. Men have now received 13% more doses than women, compared with about 17% in early June.
A first-generation British national of Sri Lankan descent, Daisy Veerasingham is the first woman, first person of color and the first person outside the United States to lead the AP.
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"There is a difference in aviation between men and women. So my goal is to bring the records closer and then hopefully inspire other girls to try and beat my record and then go and start competing with the boys."
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Seeking to breathe new life into Madrid's Prado museum after the long months of the pandemic, curators have overhauled the collection to display more works by female artists and better reflect the variety of 19th-century art. After recent acquisitions of paintings and miniatures, the museum now boasts works by 13 female painters out of a total of 130 artists.
"If a woman has to work more than a man and be much more successful than him to earn about the same pay, that is decidedly not equal pay and it violates the law," Molly Levinson, a spokesperson for the USWNT, said in a statement. "And yet, that is exactly what the women players on the U.S. national team do. They play more games and achieve better results in order to be paid about the same amount as the men's national team players per game."
South Korea's female archers hold all the Olympic records and have won every team gold since the first in 1988. If they win their ninth gold medal in the women's team event in Tokyo, that will tie the longest gold medal streak in all sports at the Olympic Games.