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Saudi Arabia ends gender segregation in restaurants

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-12-09

Saudi Arabia will no longer require restaurants to have separate entrances segregated by sex, the government says

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Indians demand swift action against rapists as protests spread after woman's murder

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-12-03

Protesters are calling for swifter justice, with tens of thousands of rape cases stuck in a slow and cumbersome legal system

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Children as young as five make up most of Madagascar’s mica mining workforce

Category: Events 

2019-11-22

Investigation finds thousands of children are scavenging in deadly conditions for mineral widely used by car and electronics firms

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Bogota elects first woman mayor in Colombia regional vote

Category: Gender policy 

2019-10-28

Lopez has promised to put more police officers on the streets, to fight child labor and teenage pregnancy and to expand educational opportunities for adults over 45

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Saudi Arabia 'planning to relax male guardianship laws'

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-07-12

Saudi Arabia could be planning to relax the country’s strict male guardianship laws to allow women to leave the country without needing permission from a male relative, according to reports

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Runaway Saudi sisters leave Georgia to start new life

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-05-08

Maha, 28, and Wafa al-Subaie, 25, started an online campaign to find a safe haven in April, after arriving in Georgia to escape relatives they said abused them

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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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Sex-selective abortions may have stopped the birth of 23 million girls

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-04-19

A huge analysis of worldwide population data suggests sex-selective abortions have led to at least 23 million fewer girls being born. The majority of these “missing” girls are in China and India

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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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Fearing death, runaway Saudi sisters appeal for world's help

Category: Events 

2019-04-17

The women, in their 20s, said they had arrived in the Georgia and needed help from the international community to find a new country to call home

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