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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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Save the Children report says 1.2bn children at risk

Category: Events 

2018-05-31

The charity's second End of Childhood index says more than 1.2 billion children face these threats, with 153 million facing all three

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Thousands enslaved in forced marriages across UK, investigation finds

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-05-29

Experts say crime is woefully under-reported, as Guardian research shows large scale of domestic and sexual servitude

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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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Ireland votes in 'once-in-a-generation' abortion referendum

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-05-25

Ireland began voting on Friday in an abortion referendum that could be a milestone on a path of change in a country that, only two decades ago, was one of Europe’s most socially conservative

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Sudanese teen bride who killed husband during rape to be executed

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-05-11

A 19-year-old girl in Sudan was sentenced to death by a court on Thursday for murdering her husband after he tried to rape her, said campaigners, calling on the president to pardon her

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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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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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Croatia pushes treaty on violence against women despite protests

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-03-22

The Croatian government urged parliament to ratify a European treaty designed to combat violence against women despite opposition within the ruling party

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Slovakia rejects treaty combating violence against women

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-02-23

Slovakia will not ratify a European treaty designed to combat violence against women, Prime Minister Robert Fico said bowing to opposition from junior coalition partner and religious groups

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