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No laws to stop discrimination against pregnant job seekers

Mahfuz Omar says victims could lodge complaints with the Human Resources Ministry.

Bangladesh elects first transgender councillor

Pinki Khatun wants to create an environment where ‘hijras’ can live honourably.

Fight child marriage by ending poverty, says SIS

Putrajaya is urged to invest more in training women to be leaders, ahead of Budget 2020.

World Bank estimates 26% pay hike if women get fair access...

Three-quarters of the rise would come from closing the gap in women's participation in the labour force while the rest would come from women becoming entrepreneurs.

Iran says ‘blue girl’ football fan admitted ‘mistake’

The woman's death sparked outrage online, with celebrities and activists using the hashtag #blue_girl to urge Fifa to ban Iran from competitions.

In ‘Ms Monopoly,’ women make more than men

The game will be available from mid-September in the US as well as in a range of other countries, including France, Germany, Canada, Australia and Malaysia.

Ramaphosa vows to intensify war on violence against women in S.Africa

At least 137 sexual offences are committed per day, mainly against women in South Africa.

S.Korea lawmaker receives backlash after sexist remark

Women in South Korea are reluctant to have babies for reasons ranging from the expense of child-rearing to career setbacks.

Sebastian Coe hails IAAF’s progress

Sebastian Coe sees his four years in charge of the IAAF as a process of change.

Sorry but I meant well, says senator over ‘anti-seduction’ law idea

Mohd Imran Abd Hamid says he did not expect the strong reactions to his proposal.

NGOs seek update on move to criminalise marital rape

Sisters in Islam and the Women’s Aid Organisation criticise Putrajaya's long silence on the issue.

Semenya to race 800m for first time since gender ban

This is Semenya’s first race over the 800m since winning gold at the Diamond League in Doha on May 4.

Swiss court denies IAAF request to reimpose testosterone rules

Semenya remains permitted to compete without restriction in the female category after the IAAF’s request was rejected.

Women’s rights activists laud Latheefa’s appointment as MACC chief

They remind her not to fall into the ‘gender trap’ in a male-dominated agency and to prosecute without fear or favour.

S.Africa to appeal against Semenya testosterone ruling

The South African government has instructed the athletics body of the African nation to appeal the ruling.

IOC chief calls Semenya case ‘complicated and delicate’

The IOC would create a group of 'experts from science, from ethics as well as athletes' representatives and from international federations' to examine the ruling.

WMA warns doctors not to enforce Semenya rules

WMA chairman Frank Ulrich Montgomery advised doctors to play no part in enforcing the rules as it would break ethical codes.

Semenya says ‘no threat’ to women’s sport

Semenya also sought to differentiate her case from those of transgender athletes who were formerly male but have now entered the female sporting arena.

UN rights council blasts IAAF over testerone rules for female athletes

World athletics' governing body has argued the moves are necessary to create a 'level playing field' for other female athletes.

Wanita berdepan bahaya menopaus lebih awal jika bekerja syif malam

Wanita seeloknya mengelak daripada bekerja syif malam atas faktor kesihatan.

Philip Morris becomes first EQUAL-SALARY certified company in Malaysia

Endorsement from independent, not-for-profit foundation confirms equal pay for equivalent work among men and women at Philip Morris Malaysia.

No ‘Kunyit’ programmes in schools, education ministry says

The ministry doesn't permit such 'gender awareness programmes' at government schools, says Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching.

India rape victims demand dignity at first public rally

Sexual assault has become a tinderbox social issue in India.

Gender awareness programme for ‘soft students’ sparks online uproar

A picture of the programme breakdown says it is aimed at 'building self-esteem for boys' and making them realise their 'weaknesses'.