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Somalia executes two men by firing squad for girl's gang rape and murder

Category: Gender based violence 

2020-02-12

The killing triggered demonstrations calling for authorities to enforce a law to secure justice in the east African nation, where rape victims are stigmatized

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Female genital mutilation hurts economies, says WHO

Category: Gender in the world 

2020-02-06

World Health Organization launches a tool to help countries calculate the cost of treating girls and women harmed by FGM

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Finland to give dads same parental leave as mums

Category: Gender in the world 

2020-02-06

Finland's new government has announced plans to give all parents the same parental leave, in a push to get fathers to spend more time with their children

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India backs looser abortion laws in boost for women

Category: Gender in the world 

2020-01-30

If the bill is passed, the change would replace a nearly 50-year-old law and extend the abortion deadline to 24 weeks from 20

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"Marry-your-rapist" bill to be introduced by lawmakers in Turkey

Category: Gender based violence 

2020-01-23

A law which would allow men accused of having sex with girls who are under 18 to avoid punishment if they marry their victims is set to be introduced to parliament in Turkey

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Saudi military opens first women’s section

Category: Gender in the world 

2020-01-21

Saudi military chief of staff, Gen. Fayyad Al-Ruwaili, launched the first military section for women in the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces

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National Archives removes exhibit that altered images of Women's March

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2020-01-20

In one photograph, the word 'Trump' had been blurred in at least two signs carried by demonstrators, including one that originally read 'God Hates Trump'

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Saudi Arabia moves to ban child marriage with a new ruling

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-12-26

Saudi Arabia issued a de facto ban on child marriages, in another social reform initiated since Mohammad Bin Salman became crown prince two years ago

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Japanese journalist wins damages in high-profile lawsuit over alleged rape

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-12-19

Japanese journalist Shiori Ito won her civil lawsuit seeking damages from a prominent reporter who she said had raped her

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Britain elects record number of female lawmakers in 2019 election

Category: Gender policy 

2019-12-16

Women now represent just over a third of all members of parliament, taking 220 seats out of 650 in Britain's lower house compared to 208 in the previous election

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