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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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South Korea to reconsider its abortion ban

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-12-01

South Korea will reconsider its ban on elective abortion procedures, the South Korean president’s office said

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Norway: police uncover more than 150 rapes and sexual assaults in Lapland

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-11-30

Shockwaves felt across the country after investigation identified 82 victims aged between four and 75

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Women's progress index shows big gaps among and inside nations

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-10-26

Iceland and Norway are the best countries for women, and Syria and Afghanistan the worst, according to an index to be released that measures a host of global gains and failures

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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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In China women 'hold up half the sky' but can't touch the political glass ceiling

Category: Gender policy 

2017-10-17

Few expect any women to be appointed to China’s top political body when it holds its five-yearly meeting on Wednesday

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Nations join forces to stop high level of violence against women

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-09-21

World leaders meeting at the United Nations launched a half-billion dollar effort to end violence against women and girls

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One in five girls and women kidnapped for marriage in Kyrgyzstan - study

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-08-03

In many cases, the groom will rape his kidnapped bride to prevent her from returning to her family due to shame

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Family Planning Gets $2.5 Billion Boost at London Summit

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-07-13

Under the shadow of Donald Trump’s proposed funding cuts, governments and NGOs have renewed their commitment to make family planning available to 120 million more women by 2020

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Saudi Arabia to introduce physical education for schoolgirls

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-07-12

Physical education for women is controversial in Saudi Arabia, where conservatives consider it immodest

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