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Somalia executes two men by firing squad for girl's gang rape and murder

Category: Gender based violence 

2020-02-12

The killing triggered demonstrations calling for authorities to enforce a law to secure justice in the east African nation, where rape victims are stigmatized

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"Marry-your-rapist" bill to be introduced by lawmakers in Turkey

Category: Gender based violence 

2020-01-23

A law which would allow men accused of having sex with girls who are under 18 to avoid punishment if they marry their victims is set to be introduced to parliament in Turkey

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Iran chess ref Shohreh Bayat fears returning home over hijab row

Category: Sport 

2020-01-16

She now feels unsafe to return to Iran, where women can be arrested for violating strict Islamic dress code

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Fallon Sherrock becomes first woman to beat a man at PDC world darts

Category: Sport 

2019-12-20

Fallon Sherrock has made darts history, beating Ted Evetts 3-2 to become the first woman to beat a man at the PDC world championship

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Japanese journalist wins damages in high-profile lawsuit over alleged rape

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-12-19

Japanese journalist Shiori Ito won her civil lawsuit seeking damages from a prominent reporter who she said had raped her

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The gender gap is on course to close... in 99 years

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-12-17

The gap between men and women, measured in terms of political influence, economic gain and health and education, has narrowed over the last year, but will take another century to disappear WEF said

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Britain elects record number of female lawmakers in 2019 election

Category: Gender policy 

2019-12-16

Women now represent just over a third of all members of parliament, taking 220 seats out of 650 in Britain's lower house compared to 208 in the previous election

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Turkey's women lawmakers stage Las Tesis 'rapist is you' protest

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-12-16

Female Turkish lawmakers staged a protest in Turkey's general assembly, singing viral Chilean feminist anthem "The rapist is you" to highlight the crisis of femicide in the country

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Women under 35 run Finland as world's youngest leader takes office

Category: Gender policy 

2019-12-11

Social Democrat Sanna Marin took office in Finland as the world's youngest serving prime minister, heading a coalition with four other parties led by women, all but one of them under 35

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Police break up Istanbul protest of violence against women

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-12-09

Turkish police broke up a demonstration by hundreds of women in Istanbul on Sunday, who had gathered in the city's Kadikoy district to protest violence against women

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