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Upskirting to be made criminal offence with two-year prison sentence under proposed law

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-06-15

“Upskirting” is to become a criminal offence punishable by up to two years in prison under a proposed new law

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‘My body, my choice’: Argentina moves closer to legal abortion with key vote

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-06-13

The chamber of deputies is voting on a crucial bill that would legalise abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy

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Swedish Airport Advises Girls to Tuck a Spoon in Their Underwear

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-06-07

Girls in Sweden who are at risk of being taken abroad for forced marriage or female genital mutilation (FGM) have been advised to tuck a spoon into their underwear as a last-ditch method

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UK top court says it can't demand abortion law change in N.Ireland

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-06-07

The socially conservative British province's current law bans abortion except when a mother's life is at risk

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New Zealand former sex worker becomes a dame in Queen's birthday honours

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-06-06

Catherine Healy, who helped decriminalise prostitution, honoured with an Order of Merit for services to the rights of sex workers

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Hollywood mogul Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape-lawyer

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-06-06

Weinstein, 66, entered his plea in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday morning after a grand jury indicted him last week in two cases

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Fury over Peru president’s reaction to woman’s murder by stalker

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-06-05

Women’s rights activists in Peru have expressed outrage after the country’s president responded to the murder of a woman who was burned to death by a stalker by saying “sometimes that’s how life is”

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Gender pay gap costs global economy $160tn, says World Bank study

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-06-04

Analysis of lifetime earnings across 141 countries suggests failure to reward women and men equally generates huge global loss

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Denmark bans the wearing of face veils in public

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-06-01

Denmark has banned the wearing of face veils in public, joining France and other parts of Europe in outlawing the burqa and the niqab worn by some Muslim women

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Save the Children report says 1.2bn children at risk

Category: Events 

2018-05-31

The charity's second End of Childhood index says more than 1.2 billion children face these threats, with 153 million facing all three

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