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Ending inequality means ending ‘global pandemic’ of violence against women – UN chief

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-11-22

Until women and girls can live free of fear, violence and insecurity, the world cannot pride itself on being fair and equal, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said

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Amnesty International strips Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi of 'conscience' award over Rohingya crisis

Category: Events 

2018-11-13

Amnesty International has withdrawn its most prestigious human rights prize from Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing the Myanmar leader of perpetuating human rights abuses...

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Women candidates 'tired of waiting' make record gains in U.S. Congress

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-11-08

In the Nov. 6 elections, there were 237 women on ballots for House seats and at least 96 had won their races, shattering the previous record and surpassing the 84 women currently in the House

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‘Crippling to our credibility’ that number of women peacekeepers is so low: UN chief

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-10-29

Secretary-General's remarks to the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security [trilingual, as delivered]

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Child bride refugees spur Sweden to tighten marriage law

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-10-25

Under a law, expected to come into force in January, Sweden will invalidate all underage marriages

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Congolese doctor, Yazidi activist win Nobel Peace Prize for combating sexual violence

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-10-05

The award of the prize follows a year in which the abuse and mistreatment of women in all walks of life across the globe has been a focus of attention

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Global hunger increasing, UN warns

Category: Events 

2018-09-11

The number of people suffering from hunger has increased during the past three years, after years of decline, a UN report suggests

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Tunisia: horrific sexual assaults and calls for castrating rapists

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-09-04

Over the last two weeks, horrific rape stories related to minors and children have appeared on social media platforms in Tunisia

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Argentina senate rejects bill to legalise abortion

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-08-09

Lawmakers debated for more than 15 hours and voted 38 against to 31 in favour, despite the fact opinion polls showed the bill had strong public support

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France outlaws lewd cat-calls to women in public amid attack uproar

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-08-03

France voted to outlaw sexual harassment on the streets, leaving cat-callers and aggressively lecherous individuals facing potential on-the-spot fines of up to 750 euros

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