Britain bans ads that portray “harmful” stereotypes of gender

A man struggling to change a nappy or a woman failing to park a car properly are examples of what will now be banned from being depicted in advertisements in Britain, according to new rules and guidelines by the country’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

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Biggest vegan festival in the world rocks Tel Aviv

It's the biggest vegan festival on earth, with some 50,000 people descending on Israel’s most vibrant and hip beach-side city – Tel Aviv - for a festival of all things vegan.

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Here come the morality police…

In response to an increasing backlash by Iranian women against the forced wearing of the hijab, the Islamic Republic has now established as many as 2,000 new morality police units to monitor the mandatory wearing of the religious headdress.

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Miss Iraq is fearless in her pursuit of peace

It’s rare to find a firm believer in peace standing firm and true in the face of direct death threats made against her.

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Saving a Child’s Heart – 5000 saved so far

“If I can stop one heart from breaking, if I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain. I shall not live in vain.”

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Women in the defence forces – mixing together early combats prejudice

Mixed-sex units are the norm in Israel's Cyber Defence Force, with former female members of an Israeli intelligence unit saying their operation could serve as a model for tech companies looking to bring more women into their ranks.

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Uganda – two young women helping our world’s most vulnerable

We are fortunate that we can take clean water for granted. But 23 million Ugandans can’t. And the poverty and lack of sanitation statistics are massive.

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Gucci in hot water again over cultural insensitivity

It appears that sometimes people just don’t think. Gucci was in the headlines again this week for its "Indy Full Turban," which was listed for sale on luxury department store Nordstrom’s website for a hefty price of $US790.

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If you believe… they’ll put a woman on the Moon: The Artemis Lunar Missions

Meet the sister of the famous Apollo missions - Artemis - NASA’s new mission hoping to land the first woman on the moon by 2024.

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Olivia Newton-John faces her third cancer battle

Australian icon and music legend Olivia Newton-John has lately opened up to the media about her ongoing 27 year battle with cancer and how she uses a lot of cannabis in her healing.

 

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