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New Zealand passes law decriminalising abortion

Category: Gender in the world 

2020-03-19

Voting to remove the procedure from the country's Crimes Act changes a law that has been in force since 1977

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COVID-19 isolation could create ‘fertile ground for domestic violence’

Category: Gender based violence 

2020-03-19

“The crisis that we are going through and the quarantine could unfortunately create a fertile ground of domestic violence,” read a statement from France’s Secretary of State in charge of Gender Equality, Marlène Schiappa

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Three women vie to become next Paris mayor

Category: Gender policy 

2020-03-13

Anne Hidalgo, Rachida Dati and Agnes Buzyn lead the race for Paris mayor - here are the women and their pledges

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Gender employment gap costs EU 360 billion euros a year - agency

Category: Gender in the world 

2020-03-04

As part of its new gender equality strategy, European Commission is expected to move towards introducing legal obligation to report on gender pay gap

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Argentine president to send abortion legalisation law to Congress

Category: Gender in the world 

2020-03-02

Argentine President Alberto Fernandez announced on Sunday that he will send to Congress a bill to legalize abortion

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Anger as Somali rapist and murderer pays 75 camels to escape death

Category: Gender based violence 

2020-02-28

The man was on death row for the rape and murder of 12-year-old Aisha Ilyes Aden, who was gang-raped and strangled to death and her genitals mutilated

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Scottish parliament approves free sanitary products for all women

Category: Gender in the world 

2020-02-27

The Scottish parliament approved plans on Tuesday to make sanitary products freely available to all women, the first nation in the world to do so

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Weinstein found guilty of sexual assault, rape, in victory for #MeToo movement

Category: Gender based violence 

2020-02-25

Once one of Hollywood's most influential producers, Weinstein was found guilty of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi and raping Jessica Mann

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Somalia executes two men by firing squad for girl's gang rape and murder

Category: Gender based violence 

2020-02-12

The killing triggered demonstrations calling for authorities to enforce a law to secure justice in the east African nation, where rape victims are stigmatized

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Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Category: Gender in the world 

2020-02-03

Two lawmakers in Sweden have nominated Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

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