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EU announces new projects supporting vulnerable groups in the Covid-19 crisis

Three new projects implemented by civil society partners will work across the country with victims of domestic violence, IDPs, and persons with disabilities

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Media and Gender Equality in Conflict and Peace Processes

On May 27, 2020, the 2nd Online Training Session was held for journalists as part of the joint project  “Local communities build and sustain peace: Strengthening women and youth participation in building sustainable peace in Georgia” of the Women's Information Center and the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP)

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Women's rights seen taking a backseat under Japan's new government

Japan has missed a target to have women in 30% of leadership posts, and experts see few prospects of rapid change

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The first precedent in Georgia

For the first time in Georgia, the Interagency Commission on Prevention of Violence against Women and / or Domestic Violence, Protection and Assistance to Victims of Violence was established in Zugdidi Municipality to ensure systematic and coordinated work on the prevention of violence against women and / or domestic violence

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Citigroup's Jane Fraser to become first woman to head a Wall St bank

Fraser joins a small group of women who have broken through the glass ceiling to reach the C-suite at major financial firms

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Citigroup's Jane Fraser to become first woman to head a Wall St bank

Fraser joins a small group of women who have broken through the glass ceiling to reach the C-suite at major financial firms

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Brave Women Of Belarus Nominated For Sakharov Prize

The "brave women of Belarus," led by opposition figures Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Maryya Kalesnikava and Veranika Tsapkala have been nominated in the European Parliament for this year’s Sakharov Prize

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Women's rights seen taking a backseat under Japan's new government

Japan has missed a target to have women in 30% of leadership posts, and experts see few prospects of rapid change

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The first precedent in Georgia

For the first time in Georgia, the Interagency Commission on Prevention of Violence against Women and / or Domestic Violence, Protection and Assistance to Victims of Violence was established in Zugdidi Municipality to ensure systematic and coordinated work on the prevention of violence against women and / or domestic violence

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Brazil’s football federation announces equal pay for women and men

Brazil has become one of the few countries to adopt an equal pay policy for both women’s and men’s football, the country’s football association announced

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Pakistanis outraged by gang rape of mother along major highway

Pakistan is looking to strengthen laws to deal with an apparent increase in cases involving the rape of women and children

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Selfies in solidarity with murdered women as Turkey mulls EU pact 

Tens of thousands join a black-and-white selfie campaign to protest a surge in femicides in Turkey, after the government said it may withdraw from a key European treaty to protect women

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  Samtskhe-Javakheti police detained one person in Ninotsminda for domestic violence

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  Turkey considering quitting treaty on violence against women: ruling party

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  Hundreds of girls, women have disappeared during pandemic in Peru

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  Poland to quit treaty on violence against women, minister says

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  Women seeking help from violence almost doubles in Mexico lockdown

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U.N. chief warns world facing 'generational catastrophe' on education

Guterres said that as of mid-July schools were closed in some 160 countries, affecting more than 1 billion students, while at least 40 million children have missed out on pre-school.

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Facebook Reveals Several Ways That It Will Support the Black Community Going Forward

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg outlined several steps Facebook is taking to support the Black community and diversity, financial and otherwise

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Astronaut Kathy Sullivan Becomes First Woman to Reach Deepest Part of the Ocean

Sullivan is now the first person to have both walked in space and descend to the furthest reaches of the seafloor

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