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'Beacon of hope': Bangladesh opens first school for transgender students

November 06, 2020 8:38 PM

DHAKA (REUTERS) - A religious charity has opened the first school in Bangladesh for hijras, a transgender community whose members face widespread discrimination in the mostly conservative Muslim society and often live in abject poverty.

Woman sues Tokyo medical schools over discrimination

June 05, 2019 3:14 PM

TOKYO (AFP) - A Japanese woman Wednesday (June 5) sued three Tokyo medical schools she says rejected her because of her gender and age, in a case her lawyer said was the "tip of the iceberg".

NZ leader says Facebook curbs not enough

March 29, 2019 5:00 AM

WELLINGTON • New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern yesterday welcomed Facebook's move to curb support for white nationalism on its platforms but said more needed to be done in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks.

New Zealand PM Ardern welcomes Facebook bans on white nationalism, separatism

March 28, 2019 10:51 AM

WELLINGTON (REUTERS) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday (March 28) that she welcomed Facebook Inc's decision to ban praise, support and representation of white nationalism and white separatism on its social media platforms.

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