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"Marry-your-rapist" bill to be introduced by lawmakers in Turkey

Category: Gender based violence 

2020-01-23

A law which would allow men accused of having sex with girls who are under 18 to avoid punishment if they marry their victims is set to be introduced to parliament in Turkey

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Saudi Arabia moves to ban child marriage with a new ruling

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-12-26

Saudi Arabia issued a de facto ban on child marriages, in another social reform initiated since Mohammad Bin Salman became crown prince two years ago

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Beauty queen banned for being a mum threatens to sue Miss World

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2019-12-03

Ukrainian model Veronika Didusenko said Miss World rules banning mothers were 'stuck in the dark ages' - and on the wrong side of the law

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End rape—an intolerable cost to society

Category: Gender based violence 


2019-11-22

UN Women Executive Director’s Statement for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2019

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Children as young as five make up most of Madagascar’s mica mining workforce

Category: Events 

2019-11-22

Investigation finds thousands of children are scavenging in deadly conditions for mineral widely used by car and electronics firms

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French paedophile surgeon may have had more than 250 victims

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-11-19

French prosecutors say a retired surgeon jailed since May 2017 for sexually abusing four girls may have had more than 250 victims

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Indonesian man who helped set strict adultery laws flogged for adultery

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-11-01

An Indonesian man - who worked for an organisation that helped draft strict adultery laws - has been publicly whipped after being caught having an affair with a married woman

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Northern Ireland prepares for momentous abortion, same-sex marriage changes

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-10-22

If a new devolved government is not formed in Northern Ireland by midnight, abortion will be decriminalised

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Turkey under pressure to tackle sharp rise in murders of women

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-10-22

World Health Organization data say 38% of women in Turkey are subject to violence from a partner in their lifetime

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Trio wins economics Nobel for fighting poverty

Category: Events 

2019-10-15

French-American Duflo becomes only the second female economics winner in the prize's 50-year history

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