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Amnesty seeks mercy for Iranian bride, 17, who killed abusive husband

Category: Gender based violence
2016-10-12

Zeinab Sekaanvand faces execution after what Amnesty has described as a ‘grossly unfair trial’ and torture

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Afghan woman punished by local court: ‘I was treated like an animal and kept like a slave’

Category: Gender based violence
2016-10-12

According to Human Rights Watch, some 95 percent of girls and 50 percent of women imprisoned in Afghanistan were accused of “moral crimes,” such as running away from home

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Girls worldwide take over as ministers, CEOs in campaign to push for equality

Category: Gender in the world
2016-10-12

The International Day of the Girl Child, which takes place on Oct. 11 every year, is a UN initiative to recognise the rights of the 1.1 billion girls around the world and the challenges they face

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One girl under 15 married every seven seconds, says Save the Children

Category: Gender in the world
2016-10-11

Girls as young as 10 married off - often to much older men - in countries including Afghanistan, Yemen, India and Somalia

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Pakistan parliament passes legislation against "honour killings"

Mehreen Zahra-Malik
Category: Gender based violence
2016-10-07

"We hope that these new laws will help generate a cultural shift in Pakistani society and that women will be able to live their lives in safety"

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Girls spend 40 pct more time on unpaid household chores than boys - report

Temesghen Debesai
Category: Gender in the world
2016-10-07

Because of this unequal burden of labour, girls sacrifice important opportunities to learn, grow, and just enjoy their childhood

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Greek grandmother, 86, an unassuming candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize

Category: Gender in the world
2016-10-07

Emilia Kamvysi is an 86-year-old Greek grandmother and possibly the most unassuming Nobel Peace Prize candidate in the history of the venerated award

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The Only Azerbaijani Female Candidate in Georgia's Parliamentary Elections: Samira Ismayilova

Category: Ethnic minorities
2016-10-07

Of 30 ethnic Azerbaijanis that have put forward their candidacy for the Georgian parliamentary elections that will take place on October 8, only one of them is a woman

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Poland's parliament rejects plans for near-total abortion ban

Category: Gender in the world
2016-10-06

Polish lawmakers rejected plans for a near-total ban on abortion, in a hastily arranged vote that marks the first major domestic setback for the ruling conservatives...

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