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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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More than 40 million people trapped in slavery: new global estimate

Category: Trafficking 

2017-09-19

The ILO and Walk Free conducted surveys in 48 countries and interviewed more than 71,000 people with findings supplemented by data from the International Organization for Migration

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Aeroflot gender discrimination case reaches court in Moscow

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-09-04

Flight attendants claim airline’s campaign to use younger, more attractive staff is latest example of Russia’s ‘war against women’

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India media storm over 10-year-old pregnant rape victim

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-08-07

A 10-year-old girl who is pregnant and has been refused an abortion is at the centre of a media storm in India

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Jordan repeals law allowing rapists to avoid punishment if they marry their victims

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-08-02

The Jordanian parliament has voted to revoke an article of the country’s penal code which allows a rapist to escape punishment for his crime so long as he marries the victim

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Malaysia MP: 'Denying husbands sex is abuse'

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-07-28

A Malaysian lawmaker has come under fire for saying that women denying sex to their husbands was a form of "psychological and emotional abuse"

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Mother and daughter horribly scarred in brutal acid attack in India STILL live with attacker

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-07-24

A mother and daughter left permanently scarred in a brutal acid attack still live with their attacker - because they have nowhere else to live

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Honduras bans child marriages and removes parental permission exception

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-07-14

Enforcing the law will be hardest in indigenous communities and poor rural areas in Honduras where child marriage is most prevalent

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Opium use booms in Afghanistan, creating a ‘silent tsunami’ of addicted women

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2017-06-27

Tens of thousands of Afghan women, confined to their homes by tradition and often dependent on addicted men, are succumbing, too

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New York state moves to ban child marriages

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-06-21

New York state moved to end child marriages on Tuesday, raising the legal age to 18 from 14 to tackle the issue of underage marriage that is permissible across the United States

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