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The Ebola epidemic in West Africa seems to be affecting women the most. Read more about how women in Sierra Leone are coping with the disease and find out which other themes made it to the headlines.

Ebola’s Treacherous Claw Reaches Women the Most

In Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, where the Ebola disease has struck with ferocity, a pregnant woman walks herself to a waiting ambulance as people watch from afar, afraid to be near her, attesting to the severe stigma attached to anyone who might need medical attention. Read more here.

Sexist attitudes in Australia are on the rise, young women tell gender study

Women aged from 14 to 25 say they will avoid certain careers because of sexism and less than 1% want to be in politics. Read more here.

Women, Business and the Law 2014

Women, Business and the Law 2014: Removing Restrictions To Enhance Gender Equality finds that while 42 economies reduced legal differences between women and men, 128 out of 143 economies studied still impose legal differences on the basis of gender in at least one of the report’s key indicators. Read more here.

Why we need more women in the media

Women constitute half the population and workforce, but in Canada’s most influential news media, male voices outnumber female voices four to one. Read more here.

Seven secrets of dating

The dating site’s numbers guru reveals the painful truth about men, women and ageing – and why you should always ask a potential partner how they feel about scary movies. Read more here.

For Single Women, An ‘Infinite Variety Of Paths’

Over time, the image of the single woman has evolved — from Mary Tyler Moore to When Harry Met Sally to Sex and the City to 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon. Read more here.


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