Friday, 28 January 2022

Tag Archives: equality

Zayn Malik lends support to Malala for girl education

LONDON: Zayn Malik started a new collaboration Tuesday, but not the type we have come to expect. The popular singer and former member of One Direction band is supporting Malala Yousufzai to promote her charity, Malala Fund for girls’ education. Malik sent out a call-to-action to his 31.3 million Instagram followers ...

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Ukraine hosts biggest ever gay pride parade

KIEV: Ukrainian politicians and foreign diplomats joined thousands marching in a gay pride parade in Kiev, the biggest and most peaceful ever in the former Soviet country. Crowds of people, many dressed in bright colors, paraded along streets in the center of the Ukrainian capital, holding up banners saying “Diversity ...

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Women across Switzerland hold strike for equality

Women in Switzerland walked off the job, staging demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality, and an end to sexual harassment and violence, AP reported. Discontent over sexism and workplace inequality is underpinning the “women’s strike,” while many are also demanding higher pay specifically for domestic workers, teachers and caregivers. ...

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Taiwan weighs landmark same-sex measures ahead of vote

TAIPEI: Taiwan’s parliament on Friday discussed measures to legalize same-sex marriage ahead of a landmark vote that could make the self-ruled island the first in Asia to adopt such legislation, despite deep divisions over marriage equality. In Taipei, the capital, thousands of supporters of same-sex marriage gathered outside parliament, which ...

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Dua Lipa calls for equality in music

LOS ANGELES: Dua Lipa has called for greater equality in the music industry. The 22-year-old singer insisted there needs to be a better representation of female artists amongst performers are award ceremonies and suggested her contemporaries don’t get enough recognition on the prize shortlists. Speaking to Rolling Stone, she said: ...

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Malala advocates free education for girls at WEF

DAVOS: Education activist, Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousufzai who survived being shot by the Taliban shared her views on Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos saying it is a collective responsibility to ensure girls get education globally. Kicking off the talk, Malala explained her views on feminism saying that ...

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EU court rules workplace headscarf ban legal

LUXEMBOURG: European companies can ban employees from wearing religious or political symbols including the Islamic headscarf, the EU’s top court ruled Tuesday in a landmark case. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said it does not constitute “direct discrimination” if a firm has an internal rule banning the wearing of ...

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