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Turkey under pressure to tackle sharp rise in murders of women

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-10-22

World Health Organization data say 38% of women in Turkey are subject to violence from a partner in their lifetime

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Fifa 'assured' Iranian women will be able to attend football matches

Category: Sport 

2019-09-23

Women in Iran will be able to attend football matches, starting with a World Cup qualifier next month, according to football's world governing body, Fifa

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Among babies and pregnant mothers, a death every 11 seconds, says UN

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-09-19

Levels of maternal deaths are nearly 50 times higher for women in sub-Saharan Africa than in wealthy countries, and their babies are 10 times more likely to die in their first month of life

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The 2019 shortlist has been announced

Category: Culture 

2019-09-03

Margaret Atwood, Lucy Ellmann, Bernardine Evaristo, Chigozie Obioma, Salman Rushdie and Elif Shafak are today, announced as the six authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize

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Bangladesh to remove the word 'virgin' from Muslim marriage certificates

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-09-02

Verdict from country’s top court will see ‘virgin’ replaced with ‘unmarried’ on in landmark victory for campaigners

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Venice Competition Lineup: Only Two Films Directed by Women Make the Cut

Category: Culture 

2019-07-26

“1 rapist. 2 women directors in competition….What else am I missing?” tweeted Melissa Silverstein, founder of the organization Women and Hollywood.

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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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