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20,000 march for wage equality in Switzerland

20,000 march for wage equality in Switzerland

Some 20,000 people marched in Bern Saturday demanding wage equality between the genders, organisers said, warning that women are prepared to go on strike if Swiss parliamentarians do not fix the pay gap.Women "are sick of sexism and discrimination, sick of wa

Kyrgyz singer receives death threats over feminist video

Kyrgyz singer receives death threats over feminist video

A 19-year-old singer in Kyrgyzstan has filed a complaint with police after receiving death threats over a music video she released targeting gender discrimination in the ex-Soviet republic.Zere Asylbek's music video "Kyz" became a sensation in the Central A

Lithuanian Soviet, Nazi victims await pope's 'never again'

Lithuanian Soviet, Nazi victims await pope's 'never again'

Thirty-five years ago, Father Sigitas Tamkevicius was detained and repeatedly interrogated at a KGB prison for protesting Soviet religious discrimination.On Sunday, Pope Francis will visit the Lithuanian Catholic priest's cell in what is now a museum in centr

Facebook accused of discrimination with job ad targeting

Facebook accused of discrimination with job ad targeting

A complaint has been filed with the US government accusing Facebook and 10 other companies of using the platform's job ad targeting system to discriminate on the basis of gender.The complaint was announced Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union, a unio

Survey finds Japan med schools admitting men at higher rates

Survey finds Japan med schools admitting men at higher rates

A government survey sparked by a discrimination scandal has found most Japanese medical schools admit male applicants at a higher rate than women, prompting further government investigation.The unprecedented probe came after revelations last month that Tokyo M