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Sudan scraps law curtailing women’s rights

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-11-29

Thousands of women flogged, fined during Bsahir’s ironfisted rule under archaic public order law for ‘indecent and immoral acts’.

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Children as young as five make up most of Madagascar’s mica mining workforce

Category: Events 

2019-11-22

Investigation finds thousands of children are scavenging in deadly conditions for mineral widely used by car and electronics firms

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Congo court hands life sentence to warlord for murder, sexual violence

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-11-21

United Nations investigators say his forces were responsible for abducting and repeatedly gang raping at least 17 women in a cave last year

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With incoming Argentine president, abortion rights could expand

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-11-19

President-elect Alberto Fernandez has announced plans to propose a law decriminalising abortion once he takes office on Dec. 10, saying reproductive rights are a public health issue

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Iranian police arrest more women for the 'crime' of dancing

Category: Gender in the world 


2019-11-04

Sahra Afsharian, Sara Shariatmadari and Niloufar Motiei are known for shuffle dancing, which is a club dance characterized by repeatedly shuffling your feet inwards, then outwards

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Indonesian man who helped set strict adultery laws flogged for adultery

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-11-01

An Indonesian man - who worked for an organisation that helped draft strict adultery laws - has been publicly whipped after being caught having an affair with a married woman

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Japan's Sadako Ogata, first female U.N. refugee chief, dies at 92

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-10-29

Sadako Ogata, who was the first and only woman to serve as the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees has died, aged 92

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Northern Ireland prepares for momentous abortion, same-sex marriage changes

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-10-22

If a new devolved government is not formed in Northern Ireland by midnight, abortion will be decriminalised

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Turkey under pressure to tackle sharp rise in murders of women

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-10-22

World Health Organization data say 38% of women in Turkey are subject to violence from a partner in their lifetime

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Trio wins economics Nobel for fighting poverty

Category: Events 

2019-10-15

French-American Duflo becomes only the second female economics winner in the prize's 50-year history

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