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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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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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