[JURIST] The French parliament on Monday began debating new far-reaching legislation that would, if passed, impact elements of gender equality, including abortion rights and wage equality. The bill for equality between women and men [text, in French] was prompted by statistics which showed that, among other things, French women earn 25% less [Guardian report] than their male co-workers and that only one of every seven of the 36,500 mayors in France are female. The new law would also eliminate the...

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