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Sweden outlaws sex without consent as Europe pushed to tighten rape laws

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-05-24

Sweden outlawed sex not based on mutual consent, with campaigners hoping other European countries would also toughen up rape legislation after the #MeToo anti-harassment campaign

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Self-styled Indian "godman" jailed for life for teen rape

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-04-26

An Indian court jailed a self-styled religious preacher for life on Wednesday for raping a teenage girl, the latest sexual abuse case against a so-called "godman"

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Video of woman being attacked by morality police over loose hijab rattles people in Iran and beyond

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-04-25

Video of women officers from Iran’s morality police force attacking a young woman for wearing a headscarf that only loosely covered her hair has gone viral in Iran and around the world

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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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Babies now allowed on the US Senate floor following rare move to change rules

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-04-20

In a rare move, the Senate on Wednesday night voted to change longstanding rules to allow newborns -- for the first time -- onto the Senate floor during votes

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Malala returns to Pakistan 6 years after being brutally attacked and nearly killed by the Taliban

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-03-29

Malala Yousafzai made a triumphant return to her home country, arriving at Benazir Bhutto International airport in Islamabad, Pakistan

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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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Academy President John Bailey Will Continue to Serve After Board of Governors Decline to Pursue Harassment Claim

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-03-28

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors met to hear findings of a review into a single sexual harassment allegation made against Academy president John Bailey

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Pope Francis asks forgiveness for all Christians who buy sex from women

Category: Trafficking 

2018-03-20

The 81-year-old pontiff described men who frequent prostitutes as criminals with a “sick mentality” who think women exist to be exploited

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Mums and youngsters do ‘carpool karaoke’ to mark World Down Syndrome Day

Category: It`s interesting to know 


2018-03-19

They are a group of 50 mums who all share an often challenging, but always rewarding aspect of their lives - they all have a child with Down syndrome

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