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26 May

Controversial IVF Doctor Gives Hope to Older Indian Women

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By: Muneeza Naqvi Gurjeet is the child Kaur yearned for desperately, after 40 years of being that thing which a rural Indian woman dreads more than almost anything else — barren. She gave birth at 58 years old, with help from a controversial IVF clinic in a corner of north India that specializes in fertility treatments for women over 50. Such treatments have become more common across the world, and they strike a cultural chord in India, where a woman is often defined by her ability to be a wife and mother. While there are no reliable statistics for how many Indian women undergo fertility treatments each year at what age, tens of thousands of IVF clinics have sprouted up in the...
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26 May

Saudi Arabia/UAE Pledge $100million to Ivanka’s Women Entrepreneurs Fund

2015-06-16 11:06:32 epa04803139 Ivanka Trump introduces her father, US businessman Donald Trump, for his announcment that he is running for president of the United States, during an event at Trump Tower in New York, New York, USA, 16 June 2015. Real estate mogul and reality television star Donald Trump said he is running for US president. Trump, who has toyed with seeking the nation's highest elected office for years, dismissed the 11 other Republican candidates seeking the centre-right party's nomination for the 2016 presidential elections by declaring that politicians cannot solve the US' economic problems. Trump is the 12th candidate for the Republican nomination and despite his widespread name recognition is not considered a serious contender by political observers.  EPA/JUSTIN LANE  EPA/JUSTIN LANE
During an event with Ivanka Trump, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pledged $100million to the First Daughter's proposed Women Entrepreneurs Fund - on the same weekend her father signed a record arms deal with the Saudis. The fund, which Ivanka first proposed during her trip to Berlin, Germany, will be run by the World Bank to help female entrepreneurs with the capital and networking resources necessary to kick start their businesses. Saudi Arabia is known as the world's most gender-segregated nation and women, who are famously barred from driving, live under the supervision of a male guardian. During a roundtable on women's economic empowerment, Ivanka praised Saudi Arabia's progress but said 'there's still a lot of work to be done' Ivanka, who...
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26 May

Walmart to Ban Woman Who Told Customer to ‘go back to Mexico,’

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Walmart says it will ask a customer to no longer shop at their stores after she was caught on video hurling racial abuse at other customers in Bentonville, Arkansas, Monday. The video posted to Facebook on Monday night showed a woman telling one customer to “go back to Mexico” and calling another customer a racial epithet. This video has been shared hundreds of thousands of times on the social network. Eva Hicks, a mother of three, said she politely asked the woman to step to one side as she reached for medicine. It was then the woman became aggressive, Hicks told CNN. “She moved back her cart and immediately started saying that people bother her on every aisle, and started saying more hateful...
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26 May

SOUTH AFRICANS PROTEST OVER VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

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Hundreds of protesters recently took to the streets of Pretoria, angered by a rise in violence against women and children in South Africa, including killings and sex attacks. Answering the call by a group calling itself "Not In My Name" the protesters, most of them men, marched through the streets of the South African capital behind a woman symbolically dressed head to toe in white. "The time to take collective responsibility for our shameful action is now," said Kholofelo Masha, one of the protest organisers, who described himself as "a loving dad, brother and uncle". South African men have remained quiet on the issue for too long, he added: "You hear a lady screaming next door, you decide to sleep when you know...
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