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Women in Iceland take day off from work to protest pay gap, violence

Women in Iceland take day off from work to protest pay gap, violence

Tens of thousands of women across Iceland — including the prime minister — are expected to participate in a one-day strike Tuesday in protest of the ongoing gender pay gap and gender-based violence.  The “Kvennafri,” or “Women’s Day Off,” marks the seventh time that women in Iceland stopped working to call attention to gender inequality. …

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Nobel Peace 2023 awarded to Narges Mohammadi, Iranian human rights activist

Iranian opposition human rights activist Narges Mohammadi is shown in a file picture dated June 25, 2007. Behrouz Mehri | Afp | Getty Images The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded on Friday to Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi. Mohammadi received the prize for “her fight against the oppression of women in Iran and her …

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