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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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Indian mother, daughter have heads shaved after resisting gang rape

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-07-01

India has a grim record of sexual violence against women despite legal reforms after the gang rape of a Delhi student on a bus in December 2012, which triggered global outrage

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Girl beaten to death by brothers for refusing to marry man who offered family 40 cows

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-05-01

A young woman in South Sudan has been beaten to death by her brothers for refusing to marry a suitor who is said to have offered her family 40 cows as dowry

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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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Amsterdam reveals plans to change face of red-light district

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2018-11-02

The Dutch capital’s first female mayor, will launch a fresh push to change the face of the streets around the city’s docks next year and make life tolerable for the women working there

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Congolese doctor, Yazidi activist win Nobel Peace Prize for combating sexual violence

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-10-05

The award of the prize follows a year in which the abuse and mistreatment of women in all walks of life across the globe has been a focus of attention

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Women caned in Malaysia for attempting to have lesbian sex

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-09-03

The caning was carried out in the courtroom and was witnessed by up to 100 people, including the public

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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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Mother Teresa India charity 'sold babies'

Category: Trafficking 

2018-07-05

A woman working at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand has been arrested for allegedly selling a 14-day-old baby

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India rape: Second Jharkhand teenager set alight, police say

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-05-08

A 17-year-old girl in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand is in a critical condition after she was raped and then set on fire

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