French elections, our feminist future and other top gender stories of the week

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Saadia Zahidi, Head of Education, Gender and Work System Initiative, Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva

France elects record number of women to parliament. (Reuters)

Coroners less likely to investigate unnatural deaths in women. (World Economic Forum)

Why do men harass women? A new study sheds light. (NPR)

The future is feminist: At least in science fiction. (The Guardian)

Reduce bias in your hiring process: 7 practical ways. (Harvard Business Review)

What Islam actually says about domestic violence: Explainer. (The Conversation)

Part-time work is growing more slowly, but more men are doing it. (The Conversation)

Ireland’s ‘cruel and inhumane’ abortion laws: UN’s criticism. (The Guardian)

A long road ahead to eradicate sexism in China. (Global Times)

Break silence on ‘terrifying’ femicides in Dominican Republic: Minister (Reuters)

‘Unruly’ Women: What we talk about when we talk about them. (The Atlantic)

Chart of the week: US millennial women worse off than their mothers
Women under 35 are more likely to be incarcerated, live in poverty, commit suicide or die from pregnancy-related causes and less likely to hold high-paying jobs in STEM, says report comparing 14 key indicators of progress and well-being.
Source: Population Reference Bureau, via The Huffington Post.

Quote of the week
“Too bad for our extremist opponents that we will not shut up and back down, in the ways they wish to dominate the world and, indeed, suppress women and young people. We will not let the government and the press tell us we are only victims of honour killings, but we are also arbiters, leaders of progressive movements.”

Maria Munir
Public speaker and activist

“Muslim Women Are Leading The Fight Against Terrorism”, The Huffington Post

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