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Iranian lawyer who defended women’s right to remove hijab gets 38 years, 148 lashes

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-03-12

After two trials described by Amnesty International as “grossly unfair,” Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced to a total of 38 years in prison and 148 lashes

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Child bride refugees spur Sweden to tighten marriage law

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-10-25

Under a law, expected to come into force in January, Sweden will invalidate all underage marriages

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Women allowed into soccer stadium in Iran for 1st time in 37 years

Category: Sport 

2018-06-21

Officials opened up the stadium to women fans so they could join men in watching a televised broadcast of Team Melli’s matchup with Spain in the second round of the World Cup

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Thousands enslaved in forced marriages across UK, investigation finds

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-05-29

Experts say crime is woefully under-reported, as Guardian research shows large scale of domestic and sexual servitude

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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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Video of woman being attacked by morality police over loose hijab rattles people in Iran and beyond

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-04-25

Video of women officers from Iran’s morality police force attacking a young woman for wearing a headscarf that only loosely covered her hair has gone viral in Iran and around the world

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Give women more time to give birth, make choices - WHO

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-02-16

Women in labour should be given more time to give birth and have fewer medical interventions, while participating more in decision-making, the World Health Organization (WHO) said

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Australian mountain climber becomes 1st woman — and 8th person ever — to make the ‘7-7’

Category: Sport 

2018-02-01

Australian mountain climber Katie Sarah has become the first woman to climb the highest mountain and volcano on every continent

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Belgium sends woman ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-12-18

Belgium is the first country in the world to appoint a female ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Iran too is getting a new Belgian woman ambassador soon

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Yemen conflict: UN official warns of world's biggest famine

Category: Events 

2017-11-09

Yemen faces the world's largest famine in decades "with millions of victims" if aid deliveries are not resumed, a senior UN official has warned.

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