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Egyptian actress accused of ‘inciting debauchery’ over film festival dress, faces 5 years in prison

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2018-12-04

The Egyptian actress Rania Youssef is facing five years in prison over accusations that she “incited debauchery” by wearing a revealing dress

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Ending inequality means ending ‘global pandemic’ of violence against women – UN chief

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-11-22

Until women and girls can live free of fear, violence and insecurity, the world cannot pride itself on being fair and equal, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said

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Amnesty International strips Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi of 'conscience' award over Rohingya crisis

Category: Events 

2018-11-13

Amnesty International has withdrawn its most prestigious human rights prize from Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing the Myanmar leader of perpetuating human rights abuses...

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Women candidates 'tired of waiting' make record gains in U.S. Congress

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-11-08

In the Nov. 6 elections, there were 237 women on ballots for House seats and at least 96 had won their races, shattering the previous record and surpassing the 84 women currently in the House

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Supreme Court acquits Asia Bibi after blasphemy charges not proven

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-10-31

The Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death over blasphemy allegations

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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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Congolese doctor, Yazidi activist win Nobel Peace Prize for combating sexual violence

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-10-05

The award of the prize follows a year in which the abuse and mistreatment of women in all walks of life across the globe has been a focus of attention

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Afghan ‘mullah’ sex tapes spark fears that victims will be targeted for ‘honor killings’

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-09-28

A self-proclaimed mullah in Afghanistan is on the run, after videos of him having sex with or raping various women went viral on social media

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India makes Islamic 'triple-talaq' instant divorce punishable by up to three years in prison

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-09-21

India has made the Islamic practice of "instant divorce" a criminal offence punishable by up to three years in prison

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Longtime CBS chief Les Moonves steps down amid hail of new sexual misconduct accusations

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-09-11

Les Moonves, the longtime head of the CBS television network, abruptly resigned after six more women came forward with sexual misconduct accusations against him

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