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EU announces new projects supporting vulnerable groups in the Covid-19 crisis

Three new projects implemented by civil society partners will work across the country with victims of domestic violence, IDPs, and persons with disabilities

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Media and Gender Equality in Conflict and Peace Processes

On May 27, 2020, the 2nd Online Training Session was held for journalists as part of the joint project  “Local communities build and sustain peace: Strengthening women and youth participation in building sustainable peace in Georgia” of the Women's Information Center and the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP)

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Turkey considering quitting treaty on violence against women: ruling party

President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party is considering whether to pull Turkey out of an international accord designed to protect women, party officials said, alarming campaigners who see the pact as key to combating rising domestic violence

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Hundreds of girls, women have disappeared during pandemic in Peru

More than 900 women and girls have been reported missing during Peru’s three-month coronavirus lockdown but no national record shows whether they have been found, dead or alive, or if they are victims of crimes

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Egypt lawmakers approve bill to protect sex assault victims' identity

The government is under pressure to encourage more women to report assault after a slew of complaints on social media

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Sarah Gilbert: The woman behind the Oxford coronavirus vaccine

The coronavirus vaccine candidate developed by the researchers of Oxford University has shown extremely encouraging results in its early trials and with this, the team at Jenner Institute has taken one more step closer to find a vaccine for COVID-19

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Marseille turns green with election of first woman mayor

Michele Rubirola pledges to clean up Mediterranean port city, which has suffered from pollution, municipal strikes, violence and poverty

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Egypt lawmakers approve bill to protect sex assault victims' identity

The government is under pressure to encourage more women to report assault after a slew of complaints on social media

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Australian MP dons garbage bag to protest 'rubbish' sexism in politics

The lawmaker asked whether people are 'sick of sexist garbage' before calling out a columnist who criticised her clothing choices

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New Zealand Passes Substantial Bill to Ensure Pay Equity Between Men and Women

New Zealand’s parliament has unanimously passed an Equal Pay Amendment Bill that ensures workers are not paid less because of their gender

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Turkey considering quitting treaty on violence against women: ruling party

President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party is considering whether to pull Turkey out of an international accord designed to protect women, party officials said, alarming campaigners who see the pact as key to combating rising domestic violence

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Hundreds of girls, women have disappeared during pandemic in Peru

More than 900 women and girls have been reported missing during Peru’s three-month coronavirus lockdown but no national record shows whether they have been found, dead or alive, or if they are victims of crimes

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  Poland to quit treaty on violence against women, minister says

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  Women seeking help from violence almost doubles in Mexico lockdown

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  Egyptian women flood Instagram with #MeToo stories as suspect arrested

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  Police detained one person for premeditated murder under aggravated circumstances committed against spouse

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  Police detained one person for premeditated murder under aggravated circumstances committed against spouse

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U.N. chief warns world facing 'generational catastrophe' on education

Guterres said that as of mid-July schools were closed in some 160 countries, affecting more than 1 billion students, while at least 40 million children have missed out on pre-school.

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Facebook Reveals Several Ways That It Will Support the Black Community Going Forward

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg outlined several steps Facebook is taking to support the Black community and diversity, financial and otherwise

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Astronaut Kathy Sullivan Becomes First Woman to Reach Deepest Part of the Ocean

Sullivan is now the first person to have both walked in space and descend to the furthest reaches of the seafloor

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