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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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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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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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Embattled Missouri Governor Eric Greitens resigns amid scandals

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-05-30

Embattled Missouri Governor Eric Greitens announced on Tuesday he will resign over the scandals that have dominated his tenure

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Britain's May refuses to relax Northern Ireland abortion rules

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-05-28

British Prime Minister faces a showdown with ministers and lawmakers in her Conservative party after refusing to back reform of Northern Ireland's highly restrictive abortion rules

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Ireland quietly comes to terms with dramatic change after abortion vote

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-05-28

Vote overturns a law which, for decades, has forced over 3,000 women to travel to Britain each year for terminations that they could not legally have in their own country

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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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