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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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No more glass ceiling? Germany seeks female boardroom quota deal

The equality strategy aims to get more women into leadership roles, narrow the gender pay gap and improve work-life balance

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Egyptian women flood Instagram with #MeToo stories as suspect arrested

A #MeToo movement is brewing in Egypt after dozens of women publicly shared accounts of rape and harassment

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Police detained one person for premeditated murder under aggravated circumstances committed against spouse

Committed crime envisages from 13 to 17 years of imprisonment

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Marseille turns green with election of first woman mayor

Michele Rubirola pledges to clean up Mediterranean port city, which has suffered from pollution, municipal strikes, violence and poverty

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Tokyo’s First Female Governor Wins Re-Election by Landslide in Vote Clouded by Coronavirus

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike scored a landslide victory in an election for a second term, as the city tries to keep a fresh surge of Covid-19 in check and maintain hopes of hosting the Olympics in 2021

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GENDER NEWS
No more glass ceiling? Germany seeks female boardroom quota deal

The equality strategy aims to get more women into leadership roles, narrow the gender pay gap and improve work-life balance

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Germany makes upskirting a crime

Germany is making upskirting, surreptitiously taking photographs or filming under a person's clothing, a criminal offence punishable with fines or up to two years in prison

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Exasperated Merkel backs widening boardroom quota for women

Chancellor Angela Merkel reconsiders quotas, calling women's representation among Germany's top companies 'inadequate'

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GENDER VIOLENCE
Egyptian women flood Instagram with #MeToo stories as suspect arrested

A #MeToo movement is brewing in Egypt after dozens of women publicly shared accounts of rape and harassment

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Police detained one person for premeditated murder under aggravated circumstances committed against spouse

Committed crime envisages from 13 to 17 years of imprisonment

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  Police detained one person for premeditated murder under aggravated circumstances committed against spouse

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  New York attorney general announces $19 mln settlement in Harvey Weinstein lawsuits

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  Three persons detained as a result of immediate activities for illegally restricting freedom to a young woman

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  Probe demanded after 57 girls catch coronavirus in Indian shelter

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  Rape conviction rates rise 75% in Sweden after change in the law

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INTERESTING DEVELOPMENTS
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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JK Rowling reveals she is a domestic abuse and sexual assault survivor in wake of trans row

The Harry Potter author published a lengthy blog post after facing criticism from stars including Daniel Radcliffe and Eddie Redmayne

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