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Being born a girl means clearing a lot of hurdles


2016-03-15

One day out of 365. One day in a world wherein from the time they are born until they die, women experience discrimination and violence at every stage of their life

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Yazidi teenager escaped Islamic State, appeals for help for sex slaves

Magdalena Mis
2016-03-11

The United Nations says Islamic State still holds an estimated 3,500 people captive in Iraq, the majority of them women and girls from the Yazidi community

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U.N. launches initiative to end child marriage for millions of girls

2016-03-09

To mark International Women’s Day, the two U.N. agencies announced they are launching a multi-country initiative designed to protect millions of vulnerable girls from child marriage

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Turkish police fire rubber bullets to break up Women's Day rally

2016-03-07

Turkish police on Sunday briefly detained at least one woman and fired rubber bullets to disperse a crowd of hundreds of people trying to mark International Women's Day in central Istanbul

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UN registered 99 sex crime allegations against its staff in 2015

2016-03-04

There were 99 new allegations of sexual exploitation or sexual abuse against United Nations staff members across the U.N. system last year

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Afghan women, girls face invasive virginity tests, says rights report

2016-03-02

In a conservative culture where great value is attached to a woman's virginity, the "aggressive" exams can damage a woman's personal dignity, emotional health, and social status

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Taking a stand against sexual violence with Lady Gaga on the 2016 Oscar stage


2016-03-01

Joined by survivors and advocates, Gaga belted out “Til It Happens To You” at the 88th annual Academy Awards

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This Old Man Is Marrying A 12 Year-Old Girl. How The People Of New York React?


2016-02-24

New Yorker's didn't stand for a child getting married to an older man, and neither should anywhere else in the world be ok with it!

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Watch Hozier's Haunting New Music Video About Domestic Abuse


2016-02-18

Hozier's new music video for the song "Cherry Wine" depicts the cycle of domestic abuse that far too many women experience around the world

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