Women's rights and gender equality

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El Salvador ‘responsible for death of woman jailed after miscarriage’
Inter-American court of human rights orders Central American country to reform harsh policies on reproductive health

Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogota

02, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Activists call for revolution in ‘dated and colonial’ aid funding
Aspen Institute’s new voices want donors to exercise humility and trust grantees to know what their communities need

Liz Ford

01, Dec, 2021 @10:17 AM

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‘We will start again’: Afghan female MPs fight on from parliament in exile
From Greece the women are advocating for fellow refugees – and those left behind under Taliban rule

Amie Ferris-Rotman

27, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Tanzania to lift ban on teenage mothers returning to school
Girls to have two years in which to return to school after giving birth, but will still be excluded whilst pregnant

Alice McCool in Kampala

26, Nov, 2021 @10:10 AM

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El Salvador rights groups fear repression after raids on seven offices
NGOs believe raids, officially part of an embezzlement inquiry, are an attempt to ‘criminalise social movements’

Joe Parkin Daniels

24, Nov, 2021 @12:44 PM

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I got help for postnatal depression that saved me. Most women in India do not | Priyali Sur
With up to one in five new mothers suffering depression or psychosis, experts say the need for help is ‘overwhelming’ India

Priyali Sur in New Delhi

23, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Women bore brunt of social and economic impacts of Covid – Red Cross
In 82% of countries surveyed, women were disproportionately hit, from loss of income to caring duties, report shows

Jessie McDonald

22, Nov, 2021 @2:07 PM

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Domestic and sexual abuse of silenced Sikh women revealed
First ever report shows 70% of respondents have suffered at the hands of a partner or members of their extended family

Alia Waheed

20, Nov, 2021 @3:02 PM

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Parliament to vote on bill to ban child marriage in England and Wales
Marriage of under-18s associated with risk of domestic, sexual and ‘honour’-based violence, say MPs, who will vote on Friday

Karen McVeigh

16, Nov, 2021 @4:35 PM

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‘If I can get a plane into the sky, I can do anything’: female Afghan pilot refuses to be grounded
Months after Mohadese Mirzaee became Afghanistan’s first female commercial airline pilot, the Taliban took Kabul. Now a refugee in Bulgaria, she is determined to fly again

Stefanie Glinski in Kabul

16, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Women lead fight against extrajudicial killing in Pakistan
Wave of abductions amid military crackdown in conservative Balochistan province has mobilised women to protest

Shah Meer Baloch

12, Nov, 2021 @9:47 AM

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Bolivia: fate of 11-year-old girl raped by family member sparks abortion debate
Religious groups seek to force girl to give birth as intervention of the Catholic church questioned

Dan Collyns in Lima

29, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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