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Somali 10-year-old dies after undergoing female genital mutilation

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-07-23

A 10-year-old girl in central Somalia has died after undergoing FGM, prompting calls from campaigners to criminalise the internationally condemned practice in a country

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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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Liberia bans female genital mutilation - but only for a year

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-01-26

The ban makes it an offence to perform FGM on anyone under 18 but it can still be carried out on adults with their consent

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Raped and executed in public: a Congolese militia’s reign of terror

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-10-11

Woman was raped, whipped and decapitated in front of a cheering crowd before rebels drank her blood because she served fighters 'forbidden' fish

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Nations join forces to stop high level of violence against women

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-09-21

World leaders meeting at the United Nations launched a half-billion dollar effort to end violence against women and girls

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NHS attended to 9,000 FGM cases in England last year, report reveals

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-07-05

Report reveals slight drop on figures from 2016 – but Royal College of Nursing says number is not falling fast enough

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Singer Annie Lennox calls for solidarity to help most vulnerable women

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-06-14

The award winning singer-songwriter started advocacy group The Circle to help women living in poverty

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Ministry for Foreign Affairs releases reports on human rights in 135 countries

Category: Events 

2017-04-28

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) is presenting new country reports on human rights, democracy and the rule of law

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London mayor Khan urged to lead campaign on female genital mutilation

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-04-25

An estimated 170,000 women and girls in Britain have undergone FGM and 65,000 pre-teen girls are thought to be at risk

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Justin Trudeau pledges $650 million in funding for women’s abortion services worldwide

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-03-13

Trudeau said “Like men, women should be able to choose when they want to start a family, how big their family should be, and who they want to start that family with.”

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