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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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Tamara Mearakishvili tells reasons for her hunger strike

Category: Gender in Caucasus 

2018-07-04

Tamara Mearakishvili, a South-Ossetian activist, who went on a hunger strike in connection with the criminal prosecution, including on charges of defaming the ruling party "United Ossetia"

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India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife - global poll

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-06-26

War-torn Afghanistan and Syria ranked second and third in the Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of about 550 experts on women's issues

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Gender pay gap costs global economy $160tn, says World Bank study

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-06-04

Analysis of lifetime earnings across 141 countries suggests failure to reward women and men equally generates huge global loss

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Nearly two-thirds of global workforce in the ‘informal’ economy

Category: Events 

2018-05-02

More than 61 per cent of the world’s employed population – two billion people – earn their livelihoods in the informal sector, the United Nations labour agency said

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Viral photo prompts Indonesian government moves toward banning child marriage

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-04-24

A photo of two young teenagers trying to register their marriage on the island of Sulawesi has been shared widely online since last week

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Tammy Duckworth becomes first senator to give birth in office

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2018-04-10

The Democrat gave birth to her second daughter on Monday. She is also one of only 10 lawmakers to give birth while serving in Congress

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Finland is the happiest country in the world, says UN report

Category: Events 

2018-03-16

Nordic nations take top four places in happiness rankings, with annual study also charting the decline of the US

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Progress of women in world's parliaments is slowing: IPU report

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-03-07

In 2017 there were some positive developments in women's participation in elections, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) said, but progress in female representation is slowing

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