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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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Whitewashing the abuse of women – in pictures

2016-11-29

Photographer Bhargavi Joshi’s series of images represent the violence and injustices that confront women worldwide, regardless of their age, race, culture, education background

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Women in Tbilisi say: We won’t give away the night

2016-11-28

Women’s Fund together with other feminist organizations, including Independent Group of Feminists, walked from Marjanishvili Theater to Deda Ena Square to protest every type of violence

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India’s minister for women claims media exaggerate country’s problem with rape

2016-11-24

India’s minister for women, Maneka Gandhi, is under fire after telling a workshop for female journalists that India is safer than Sweden for women

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Turkey scraps plans for law that would have pardoned rapists who marry underage victims

2016-11-22

Turkey has abandoned plans for a controversial law that would have allowed men who had sex with underage children to be pardoned if they married the victim

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UN Women’s ‘Orange the World’ kicks off 16 days of activism to fight gender-based violence

2016-11-22

In some countries, intimate partner violence accounts for between 40 and 70 per cent of female murder victims

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Family of UK woman charged for her own rape in Dubai launch online appeal

Lin Taylor
2016-11-21

"Victims go to (the police) expecting justice, and end up being prosecuted. They not only invalidate their victimisation, they actually punish them for it"

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Turkey: Thousands protest against proposed child sex law

2016-11-21

Thousands have protested in Istanbul in Turkey against a bill that would let off men who assaulted underage girls if they marry their victims

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The Teen-Age Brides of Georgia

Sophie Pinkham
2016-11-16

Georgia mandates that children attend school through the twelfth grade, but some families see no reason to educate a girl whose life will consist mainly of marriage and childbearing

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