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Domestic workers gain equal rights in Brazil

Domestic workers gain equal rights in Brazil

April, AP – On the occasion of the enactment of the new law last week, UN Women, the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) and the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) launched a new study on the impact of such expanding social protection for domestic workers at an event in Brasília. The research […]

April 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Most women at Kabul prison accused of moral crimes, international pressure helps advancing women’s rights

Most women at Kabul prison accused of moral crimes, international pressure helps advancing women’s rights

April 9, KABUL, AP — Under international pressure, Afghanistan has made some progress in advancing women’s rights after years of repressive Taliban rule that banned girls from going to school and forced women to wear all-encompassing burqas and leave their homes only when accompanied by a male relative. But the country remains a deeply conservative […]

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UN Women in Afghanistan strongly condemns “honour killings” of women and girls

UN Women in Afghanistan strongly condemns “honour killings” of women and girls

April AP – These reports come at the same time as the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his concern in the Security Council about the 20 per cent increase in civilian casualties among women and girls in Afghanistan in 2012. Recently several cases of “Honour Killings” in Afghanistan have been reported by the media and […]

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Crimes against women need to be curbed, India PM says “urgent introspection” on anti rape laws and justice delivery system

Crimes against women need to be curbed, India PM says “urgent introspection” on anti rape laws and justice delivery system

April 7, AP – New Delhi: Speaking at a conference of chief ministers and chief justices of high courts here, the prime minister said the “national outrage” after the December 16 gang-rape forced “urgent introspection” on anti-rape laws and the justice delivery system “but we must not allow ourselves to be overcome by a sense […]

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19 year-old Bare-breasted Tunisian feminist fears for her life

19 year-old Bare-breasted Tunisian feminist fears for her life

April 7, TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A 19-year-old Tunisian who bared her breasts and taunted Muslim hard-liners says that she fears for her life and wants to take refuge abroad. The Ukraine-based group Femen, which stages pranks for women’s and gay rights, apparently inspired the bold act of the woman known only as Amina. The […]

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Maternal and child mortality in Central African Republic Ensuring mothers do not die when giving life

Maternal and child mortality in Central African Republic Ensuring mothers do not die when giving life

April 6 AP – five-year (2012-2016) UN Joint programme in the seven countries advances efforts to reduce maternal and child mortality highlighting the links between violence against women and maternal health, promoting funding for maternal health through gender-responsive budgeting and planning, and training midwives and community health workers. Fatmata is trying to ensure safer deliveries, […]

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Femicide is a crime involving the violence and deliberate killing of a woman, creating a regional protocol for ensuring justice

Femicide is a crime involving the violence and deliberate killing of a woman, creating a regional protocol for ensuring justice

April 4, AP – Supported by UN Women and others, ORMUSA is one of the many organizations of the Feminist Network against Violence towards Women, which advocated for the Special Integrated Law for a Life Free of Violence against Women in El Salvador, which came into effect on 1 January 2012. “Every time the body […]

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Woman in Indian state of Bihar burns rapist to death

Woman in Indian state of Bihar burns rapist to death

April 4, AP – Patna: The incident took place at Suiya village under Parasa police station in the Patna district on late Monday night, but was reported to the police only on Wednesday. A woman in Bihar killed a rapist by setting him on fire moments after he had raped her after finding her alone […]

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Hamas-run parliament issued new education law requires gender segregation from age nine

Hamas-run parliament issued new education law requires gender segregation from age nine

April 3, GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip AP — Since seizing Gaza in 2007, Hamas has issued a series of rules restricting women or requiring them to cover up in the traditional Islamic dress of long robes and headscarves. There have also been bans on women smoking water pipes in public, riding on the backs of […]

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Miracle girl exhibit extraordinary abilities ‘exceedingly rare’

Miracle girl exhibit extraordinary abilities ‘exceedingly rare’

April 2, AP – People with savant syndrome exhibit extraordinary abilities, but have serious mental disabilities including autistic disorder. A nine-year-old autistic girl in Sharjah, whose extraordinary ability to read her mother’s mind was revealed to the world last week, could be the next name added to a worldwide registry of people with savant talents, according […]

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