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Sweden outlaws sex without consent as Europe pushed to tighten rape laws

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-05-24

Sweden outlawed sex not based on mutual consent, with campaigners hoping other European countries would also toughen up rape legislation after the #MeToo anti-harassment campaign

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Where are the Women in Armenia's Revolution?

Category: Gender in Caucasus 

Sara Khojoyan
2018-05-18

Indeed, only two of the new government’s 17 ministers - for culture and for labour and social affairs - are women. All three deputy prime ministers are all men

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Self-styled Indian "godman" jailed for life for teen rape

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-04-26

An Indian court jailed a self-styled religious preacher for life on Wednesday for raping a teenage girl, the latest sexual abuse case against a so-called "godman"

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Video of woman being attacked by morality police over loose hijab rattles people in Iran and beyond

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-04-25

Video of women officers from Iran’s morality police force attacking a young woman for wearing a headscarf that only loosely covered her hair has gone viral in Iran and around the world

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Viral photo prompts Indonesian government moves toward banning child marriage

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-04-24

A photo of two young teenagers trying to register their marriage on the island of Sulawesi has been shared widely online since last week

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'Goddesses' to 'men only': China tech firms pledge to end sexist job ads

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-04-24

Chinese tech firms pledged to tackle gender bias in recruitment after a rights group said they routinely favoured male candidates

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Quotas needed to close Britain's workplace gender gap: charity

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-04-24

Britain should implement workplace gender quotas, an equality charity said on Monday, as it published research showing women hold fewer than 45 percent of top jobs in the country

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Eight on trial for rape, murder of girl in India's Kashmir amid public anger

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-04-17

Eight men accused of involvement in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in India's Jammu and Kashmir state appeared in court

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Girls' headscarf ban debate ties Merkel's conservatives in knots

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-04-11

A debate over whether to ban Muslim girls under 14 from wearing headscarves in public has divided Germany's parliament

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Ireland sets abortion referendum date for May 25

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-03-29

Ireland will hold a referendum on May 25 on whether or not to liberalise its abortion law, the first opportunity in 35 years

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