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Ireland quietly comes to terms with dramatic change after abortion vote

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-05-28

Vote overturns a law which, for decades, has forced over 3,000 women to travel to Britain each year for terminations that they could not legally have in their own country

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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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Self-styled Indian "godman" jailed for life for teen rape

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-04-26

An Indian court jailed a self-styled religious preacher for life on Wednesday for raping a teenage girl, the latest sexual abuse case against a so-called "godman"

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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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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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India is home to 21 million ‘unwanted’ girls, study finds

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-01-31

A new report by India’s finance ministry estimates that a cultural preference for boys has led to 21 million “unwanted” girls in the country

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India outcry after eight-month-old baby raped

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-01-30

This distressing case of assault on an infant has shocked India and has made national headlines. The extent of her injuries has horrified many

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Extremist groups riot and call for actress’ beheading over controversial film

Category: Gender based violence 


2018-01-26

The controversial Bollywood film Padmaavat has finally been released, following a ruling by India’s supreme court that overturned bans on the movie’s release in four states

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Davos elite tap Cate Blanchett, Elton John, Shah Rukh Khan for human rights awards

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-01-24

Blanchett, an Australian, received a Crystal Award for her work with people who have fled their homes

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At Davos, Pioneering Women Are Chosen to Lead Again

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-01-22

For four days in January, the seven chairwomen of the World Economic Forum in Davos will be the faces of successful women around the world

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