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Human rights groups criticize Cuba’s new criminal code

Dec. 02, 2022 17:28 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba enacted a new penal code this week that activists and human rights organizations warned Friday could further limit free expression and snuff out protests at a time of deepening discontent on the island. The code, a modified version of the country's 1987...

Hockey Canada: 900-plus cases of on-ice discrimination

Dec. 02, 2022 12:37 PM EST

More than 900 documented or alleged incidents of on-ice discrimination like verbal taunts, insults and intimidation happened in Hockey Canada across all levels and age groups during the 2021-22 season. The national sport organization’s first-ever report that tracks the issue shows...

South Korea in demographic crisis as many stop having babies

Nov. 23, 2022 21:37 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Yoo Young Yi’s grandmother gave birth to six children. Her mother birthed two. Yoo doesn’t want any. “My husband and I like babies so much … but there are things that we'd have to sacrifice if we raised kids,” said Yoo, a 30-year-old Seoul...

Judge blocks DeSantis law on barring 'woke' education

Nov. 17, 2022 16:46 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge in Florida on Thursday blocked a law pushed by Gov. Ron DeSantis that restricts certain race-based conversations and analysis in colleges. Tallahassee U.S. District Judge Mark Walker issued a temporary injunction against the so-called...

Spanish minister accuses judges of 'machismo,' faces uproar

Nov. 17, 2022 11:05 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain's magistrate associations and main opposition party called Thursday for the country's equality minister to resign after she accused judges of “machismo” for reducing prison sentences under a new sexual aggression law that was never intended to have that effect. ...

Justice Dept begins probe of Massachusetts police department

Nov. 15, 2022 15:42 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Tuesday announced an investigation into whether the police department in Massachusetts' second-largest city routinely uses excessive force or discriminates against residents based on race or gender. The civil investigation into the Worcester...

Police detective awarded $4M in sex discrimination lawsuit

Nov. 11, 2022 10:23 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A jury has awarded more than $4 million to a former Massachusetts police detective who said in a lawsuit that she was subjected to demeaning and sexist comments at work and rebuked for speaking up about dangerous conduct by other officers during the search for a Boston Marathon...

Nevada passes sweeping version of Equal Rights Amendment

Nov. 10, 2022 16:46 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada voters have adopted what is widely considered the most comprehensive state version of the Equal Rights Amendment in the nation, a sweeping update that puts protections in the state Constitution for people who have historically been marginalized. Nevada’s...

Voters to decide Nevada version of Equal Rights Amendment

Nov. 08, 2022 23:59 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada voters on Tuesday will decide to adopt or reject what is widely considered the most comprehensive state version of the Equal Rights Amendment, a sweeping update that would put protections in place for people who have historically been marginalized in the state...

EXPLAINER: Status of women in Qatar, host of World Cup

Nov. 02, 2022 03:55 AM EDT

The foreign fans descending on Doha for the 2022 World Cup will find a country where women work, hold public office and cruise in their supercars along the city's palm-lined corniche. They've been driving for decades, unlike in Saudi Arabia, where women gained the right just a few years ago. ...