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Two Saudi women will compete in the London 2012 Games, said the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Sarah Attar (photo, from bbc.co.uk) will compete in the 800m and Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrakhani in the judo competition above 78kg. (more…)

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The findings of a research published last month in Archives of Internal Medicine, suggest that women who drink two or more cups of coffee a day are less likely to get depressed.

The study concluded that “depression risk decreases with increasing caffeinated coffee consumption”. (more…)

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The largest sex-discrimination lawsuit in history has been dismissed by the US supreme court which ruled for Wal-mart Stores Inc (photo) against plaintiffs who said they were less paid because they were women. (more…)

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Emboldened by uprisings taking place across the Middle East and Arab world, in Saudi Arabia several women sat behind the wheel on Friday (photo, from lexpress.fr) in defiance of a rule that bans them from driving in the ultra-conservative kingdom. (more…)

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A group of women is suing Wal-Mart (photo), the world’s biggest retailer, arguing that they were held back because of their gender.

The US Supreme Court is currently hearing evidence in order to decide whether the largest sex discrimination lawsuit in American history should go ahead. (more…)

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Earlier this month clashes broke out when the military tried to clear protesters from Tahrir Square on 9 March (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk). According to Amnesty International 18 women protesters were arrested, tortured and forced to take “virginity tests” by the Egyptian army. (more…)

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