Gender discrimination

The National Center for Transgender Equality, NCTE, and the Human Rights Campaign gather on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, for a #WontBeErased rally. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 22, 2018 - 1:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — LGBT leaders across the U.S. reacted with fury Monday to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans. "I feel very threatened, but...
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September 27, 2018 - 2:49 am
PARIS (AP) — The French government's human rights watchdog says one out of four employees has experienced discrimination at work because of their race, sexual orientation, religion, skin color, gender, poor health or disability. The study in collaboration with the International Labor Organization...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows a Facebook app icon on a smartphone in New York. The ACLU is accusing Facebook of discrimination, saying the company violated federal and state laws prohibiting businesses from excluding women from job ads. In a complaint filed Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the ACLU also lists 10 employers that it claims have placed discriminatory ads. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
September 18, 2018 - 7:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The ACLU accused Facebook of discrimination, saying the company violated federal and state laws prohibiting businesses from excluding women from job ads that appear on its platform. In a complaint filed Tuesday with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the ACLU...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, the Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr., delivers the eulogy during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, in Detroit. The controversial eulogy laid bare before the world what some black women say they have experienced for generations: sexism and inequality in their houses of worship every Sunday. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 09, 2018 - 10:54 am
DETROIT (AP) — A black pastor's controversial eulogy at Aretha Franklin's funeral laid bare before the world what black women say they have experienced for generations: sexism and inequality in their houses of worship every Sunday. In eulogizing the beloved artist known as the Queen of Soul, the...
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A crowd member reacts to remarks from the stage during the Share Her Journey Rally for Women in Film during the Toronto International Film Festival, on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
September 08, 2018 - 1:51 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Women filmmakers, activists and actors have congregated outside the hub of the Toronto International Film Festival for a series of impassioned speeches on gender inequality in the movie industry and the power of female voices to overcome it. The "Share Her Journey Rally" attended by...
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September 03, 2018 - 12:36 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian Muslim women convicted under Islamic laws for attempting to have sexual intercourse have been caned in a rare public whipping that was slammed by rights activists as a "grave miscarriage of justice." Lawyers and activists say more than 100 people...
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August 10, 2018 - 3:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government is investigating whether other medical schools also discriminated against female applicants following revelations that one had done so for more than a decade. The Education Ministry sent a questionnaire Friday to all of Japan's medical schools asking them for...
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Tetsuo Yukioka, managing director of Tokyo Medical University, speaks during a press conference Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Tokyo. The school has been investigating a reported allegation that it has discriminated against female applicants. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 07, 2018 - 5:58 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo medical school apologized Tuesday after an internal investigation confirmed that it altered entrance exam scores for years to limit the number of female students and ensure more men became doctors. Tokyo Medical University manipulated all entrance exam results starting in 2006...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, photo, a woman walks past the game of Tokyo Medical University in Tokyo. The Japanese medical university’s alleged systematic deduction of entrance exam scores only from female applicants has sparked outrage across Japan and invited criticisms from Cabinet officials. The scandal surfaced after the Yomiuri newspaper reported Thursday that Tokyo Medical University has been slashing female applicants’ entrance exam scores for years to keep female student population low, on grounds they tend to quit as doctors after starting families, causing staffing shortages. The Japan plate reads: "Tokyo Medical University." (Ayaka Aizawa/Kyodo News via AP)
August 03, 2018 - 6:00 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government urged a medical university to promptly disclose the results of an investigation into its admissions process after reports alleged it had altered the test scores of female applicants for years to deny them entry and ensure fewer women became doctors. The manipulation...
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Tokyo Medical University is seen Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Tokyo. A Tokyo medical school is investigating a reported allegation that it has discriminated against female applicants on grounds they tend to quit as doctors after starting families. (Ayaka Aizawa/Kyodo News via AP)
August 02, 2018 - 6:32 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese medical university has systematically discriminated against female applicants because women tend to quit as doctors after starting families, causing hospital staffing shortages, media reports said Thursday. The Yomiuri newspaper said Tokyo Medical University has manipulated...
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