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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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Jobless Indian man says he raped and killed 9 children -police

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-11-22

Case spotlights number of young children who go missing every year in India and raises question of whether police have sufficient resources to investigate such brutal sex crimes

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Lithuania marks 100 years since women were granted the right to vote

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-11-02

The voting rights of women and men were equalized in the fundamental principles of the temporary Constitution on Nov. 2, 1918

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‘Crippling to our credibility’ that number of women peacekeepers is so low: UN chief

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-10-29

Secretary-General's remarks to the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security [trilingual, as delivered]

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No women, no progress, development experts warn

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-09-17

Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Ireland and Germany topped the index, which ranks countries according to their progress in health, education and income

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Interpol rescues 85 children in Sudan trafficking ring

Category: Trafficking 

2018-09-11

Police in Sudan have rescued nearly 100 victims of human trafficking and migrant smuggling in an INTERPOL-coordinated operation

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Tunisia: horrific sexual assaults and calls for castrating rapists

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-09-04

Over the last two weeks, horrific rape stories related to minors and children have appeared on social media platforms in Tunisia

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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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Rape of 7-yr-old girl sparks angry protests in India

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-07-02

Thousands of people took to the streets in central India this week demanding the death penalty for assailants who raped a seven-year-old girl

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Swedish Airport Advises Girls to Tuck a Spoon in Their Underwear

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-06-07

Girls in Sweden who are at risk of being taken abroad for forced marriage or female genital mutilation (FGM) have been advised to tuck a spoon into their underwear as a last-ditch method

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