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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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New Zealand former sex worker becomes a dame in Queen's birthday honours

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-06-06

Catherine Healy, who helped decriminalise prostitution, honoured with an Order of Merit for services to the rights of sex workers

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Fury over Peru president’s reaction to woman’s murder by stalker

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-06-05

Women’s rights activists in Peru have expressed outrage after the country’s president responded to the murder of a woman who was burned to death by a stalker by saying “sometimes that’s how life is”

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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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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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New York’s 1st woman attorney general is the most qualified person to ever hold the post

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-05-18

Following the abrupt resignation of New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman in the wake of allegations that he had violently abused four women, his successor, Barbara Underwood became the first woman to ever be sworn in to the post

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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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Chilean towns to fine men for street harassment of women

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-05-02

Two Chilean municipalities have announced they will begin issuing fines of up to hundreds of dollars to anyone guilty of street harassment of women

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10-Year-Old Georgian Painter Invited to Paris

Category: Culture 

Thea Morrison
2018-04-25

10-year-old Tamar Nozadze, a pupil of the Kutaisi Niko Nikoladze school-lyceum, has been invited to an exhibition in Paris

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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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