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France to reassess child sex laws after controversial cases

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-11-17

France is to consider a change to its laws around sexual consent, according to the minister for gender equality

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‘Catastrophic’ Iraq law could legalise marriage for children as young as nine

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-11-15

Activists warn that proposal to amend legislation would set women’s rights back 50 years, allowing Muslim clerics to decide on marriage contracts

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Woman Says George H.W. Bush Groped Her When She Was 16: 'I Was a Child'

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-11-14

She was 16 at the time and Bush was 79, some nine years before he became confined to a wheelchair

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Italy probes deaths of 26 Nigerian women from migrant boats

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-11-07

Italian prosecutors are investigating the deaths of 26 Nigerian women - most of them teenagers - whose bodies were recovered at sea.

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Egyptian lawyer says it's a national duty to rape girls who wear revealing clothing like ripped jeans

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-11-02

'I say that when a girl walks about like that, it is a patriotic duty to sexually harass her and a national duty to rape her,' says Nabih al-Wahsh

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Bedridden woman, 100, dies after being brutally raped by home invader

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-11-01

A 35-year-old man is being charged with rape, murder, and violation under the Prevention of Atrocities act after he allegedly assaulted a 100-year-old bedridden Dalit women

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Give world's poorest women control over sex, birth, to cut inequality - UN

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-10-18

Countless women and girls worldwide are denied a say in decisions about sex and childbirth, leaving them at risk of unwanted pregnancies and abortions

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Cairo named most dangerous megacity for women; London best - poll

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-10-16

Cairo is the world's most dangerous megacity for women while London is the best, according to the first international experts' poll

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Trump Administration Rolls Back Birth Control Mandate

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-10-09

More than 55 million women have access to birth control without co-payments because of the contraceptive coverage mandate, according to a study

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Regional conference for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Category: Exclusive 

2017-10-04

90 parliamentarians, representatives of local government and public organizations from 11 countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia took part in the regional conference held in Moldova

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