Fertility is generally high in Northern Europe and low in Southern Europe.
Fertility is higher in Northern Europe than in Southern Europe. To understand, let's take a look at family policies, equality between women and men and the economic context.
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Protestors in Poland have forced the government to pause plans to effectively ban terminations.
Congress had very few women members back in 1960, and just one woman of color: Representative Patsy Mink of Hawaii.
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Mink, the first woman of color in Congress, brought a racially and historically aware brand of feminism into lawmaking and ran for president in 1972. But women's history largely overlooks her.
Engineering research ers at work.
While some progress has been made toward gender equality in the research world, the coronavirus pandemic has reminded us that the old models are never far away and can re-emerge.
Possible names for the new federal electorate in Victoria? (From left) Joan Kirner, Susan Ryan and Zelda D'Aprano.
The Australian Electoral Commission is taking public submissions on the name for a new federal electorate in Victoria. Prominent women like Susan Ryan and Margaret Tucker deserve consideration.
Michael Widomski, left, and David Hagedorn at the makeshift memorial for Justice Ginsburg in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Sept. 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. Ginsburg officiated their wedding in 2013.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death sparked many tributes to her work ending sex discrimination against women. That work also paved the way for successes in the fight for equal rights for the LGBTQ community.
The gulf between the sexes.
Gulf states have given women great education, but they are still very limited participants in the workplace.
Fans rally for the U.S. women’s soccer team.
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A scholar explains why the players are having so much trouble with their equal pay claim.
New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern speaks at the country’s Parliament on June 8, 2020. New Zealand reported no active Covid-19 cases after the country’s final patient was given the all clear and released from isolation, health authorities said on June 8.
The Covid-19 pandemic has hit women hard, in particular amplifying gender gaps. Yet women have also proved that their contributions – on the front lines and leadership positions – are invaluable.
Women portraying suffragettes walk with the Pasadena Celebrates 2020 float at the 131st Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
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On the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, women's historic struggles to vote continue to resonate as the country debates who should vote and how.
The “abortion pill” mifepristone.
With healthcare facilities burned by the Covid-19 pandemic, some countries have eased access to the "abortion pills" mifepristone and misoprostol (RU-486), a change that could signal a long-term shift.
The operating room at the Whole Woman’s Health clinic in Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 4, 2019. Texas says abortions are nonessential during coronavirus.
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Seven states are moving to ban abortions, along with other 'elective' medical services, during the coronavirus crisis. But delaying or denying abortions can do serious health and financial harm.
Women in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh neighborhood are protesting a new Indian citizenship law that they say will discriminate against Muslims, women – and, particularly, Muslim women.
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A round-the-clock strike of Muslim women in a working-class neighborhood of Delhi is India's most enduring pocket of resistance to religious discrimination, inequality and gender violence.
In an effort to increase tourism, Saudi Arabia recently eased its strict dress code for foreign women, allowing them to go without the body-shrouding abaya robe still mandatory for Saudi women.
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In countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain, it's now official policy that women should go to college and work outside the home. But cultural pressure to marry and have kids remains strong.
A demonstrator protesting a disputed election wearing a headband in support of the Green Movement, Tehran, June 15, 2009.
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The conflict between Iran and the US has gone on for decades. A scholar of social movements in Iran asks why the US has consistently failed to support that country's activist reform movements.
When you play 'devil's advocate', you minimise the problem.
A suffrage parade.
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In 1911, lesbians led the nation’s largest feminist organization. They promoted a diverse and inclusive women’s rights movement.
Women have been at the forefront of Lebanon’s anti-government protests.
A power-sharing agreement that shares power between Lebanon's different sectarian communities is no longer fit for purpose.
Campaigners mark the occasion outside Stormont.
Westminster has pushed Northern Ireland to fall into line with the rest of the UK when it comes to women's reproductive rights and marriage for same-sex couples.
Chances are she could be fired for ‘moral turpitude.’
What it means to be a good teacher has changed over time, along with prevailing views on what constitutes appropriate behavior.