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Russia: Anger at move to soften domestic violence law

2017-01-16

A bill to decriminalise some forms of domestic violence has passed its first reading in Russia's Duma, sparking anger among women's rights advocates

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François Hollande pardons woman for murder of husband

2016-12-29

Jacqueline Sauvage receives presidential pardon and is released from prison in ‘strong message’ to domestic abuse victims

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Woman, 30, beheaded in Afghanistan for entering a city to go shopping without her husband

2016-12-28

A woman has reportedly been beheaded by a group of armed men in Afghanistan after she entered a city without her husband

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Where does violence start? | #Weareallwomen


2016-12-21

UN Women has launched the "We are all women" campaign to raise awareness on the consequences of the violence that takes place every day against women all over the world

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Peruvian activists fight for forcibly sterilised women

Sophie Davies
2016-12-14

Many women sterilised were indigenous peasants, and those who signed consent forms in Spanish were illiterate and spoke only the indigenous Quechua language, rights groups say

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Video shows distressed woman resisting arrest by Iran’s morality police

2016-12-06

video being circulated on social media depicts Iran’s morality police subduing and arresting a woman on the streets, as she screams in protest.

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A Young Woman Died In A Menstrual Hut In Nepal

2016-12-01

The Himalayan Times reported that the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare is considering enacting a law to punish families who allow the practice, which is called chaupadi

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Indian husband and his family allegedly shave wife’s head for giving birth to daughter

2016-12-01

A woman in Agra alleged in a written complaint to police that her husband and in-laws had shaved her head and physically abused her for giving birth to a second baby girl

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Moroccan TV shows offers makeup tips to hide domestic violence


2016-11-29

A Moroccan television broadcaster has apologized for airing a segment that advised women on how to use makeup to cover up signs of domestic violence, the BBC reports

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