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Sweden outlaws sex without consent as Europe pushed to tighten rape laws

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-05-24

Sweden outlawed sex not based on mutual consent, with campaigners hoping other European countries would also toughen up rape legislation after the #MeToo anti-harassment campaign

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Sudanese teen bride who killed husband during rape to be executed

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-05-11

A 19-year-old girl in Sudan was sentenced to death by a court on Thursday for murdering her husband after he tried to rape her, said campaigners, calling on the president to pardon her

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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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Eight on trial for rape, murder of girl in India's Kashmir amid public anger

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-04-17

Eight men accused of involvement in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in India's Jammu and Kashmir state appeared in court

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21st century slavery: European anti-trafficking experts raise the alarm over labour exploitation

Category: Trafficking 

2018-04-03

The report says that labour exploitation has emerged as the predominant form of trafficking in several European countries including Belgium, Cyprus, Georgia, Portugal, Serbia and the UK

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Thousands join "Black Friday" marches against Polish abortion restrictions

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-03-26

Tens of thousands of Poles dressed in black protested across the country against an attempt by the ruling conservatives and the powerful Catholic Church to ban most abortions

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Nearly half of abortions worldwide are unsafe, putting thousands at risk - study

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-03-22

Abortion bans do not stop women having terminations, but increase the risk of resorting to dangerous measures to end unwanted pregnancies, the Guttmacher Institute said

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Croatia pushes treaty on violence against women despite protests

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-03-22

The Croatian government urged parliament to ratify a European treaty designed to combat violence against women despite opposition within the ruling party

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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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France to set legal age of sexual consent at 15

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-03-07

France plans to fix the legal age of sexual consent at 15, meaning sex with someone younger than that would be considered rape

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