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Nusrat Jahan Rafi: Burned to death for reporting sexual harassment

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-04-18

Many girls and young women in Bangladesh choose to keep their experiences of sexual harassment or abuse secret for fear of being shamed by society or their families

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Brunei to punish gay sex and adultery with death by stoning

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-03-28

A new law which comes into effect from next week will punish homosexual sex and adultery with death in the small southeast Asian kingdom of Brunei

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Women have only three quarters of economic rights of men, finds World Bank

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-02-28

Discriminatory laws mean women are held back from gaining economic independence and also contribute to a loss of $160 trillion in lost earnings worldwide each year

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Oscar win seen ending shame about menstruation that puts women at risk

Category: Culture 

2019-02-26

For many women in South Asia, especially adolescent girls, menstruation is shameful and uncomfortable

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Post-Soviet countries urged to fix laws that let rapists off hook

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-01-17

Flawed legislation combined with sexist attitudes across the region mean girls and women are often blamed for provoking sexual violence

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Google workers around the world protest its corporate culture

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-11-02

Organizers said Google executives, like leaders at other companies affected by the #metoo movement, have been slow to address some structural issues

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Supreme Court acquits Asia Bibi after blasphemy charges not proven

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-10-31

The Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death over blasphemy allegations

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Vietnam has first female president, but activists are unimpressed

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-09-25

Vietnam's first female president belies a deep gender imbalance in the communist country's politics and society

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Somali 10-year-old dies after undergoing female genital mutilation

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-07-23

A 10-year-old girl in central Somalia has died after undergoing FGM, prompting calls from campaigners to criminalise the internationally condemned practice in a country

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Chinese police are reportedly cutting the dresses off of Uighur Muslim women in public

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-07-18

The alleged dress-cutting campaign is part of a systematic approach from the Chinese government at eradicating the people’s traditional identity and forcing assimilation.

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