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July 19, 2015

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Lifting the veil on Asia’s gender imbal

July 19, 2015

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Lifting the veil on Asia’s gender imbalance The Nation Millions of men are unable to find wives; women are being kidnapped, duped or sold for marriage in remote regions

The ‘BeingFemaleinNigeria’ hashtag set t

July 19, 2015

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The ‘BeingFemaleinNigeria’ hashtag set the Internet alight a few weeks ago with thousands of Nigerians on social media expressing their perspectives and experiences based on their gender. According to buzzfeed,

The United Nations has issued a stark wa

July 19, 2015

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The United Nations has issued a stark warning about what appears to be escalating violence against LGBTs in Turkey. Here’s what Europe can do to pressure Turkey.

Pimping is violent, destructive and dehu

July 19, 2015

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Pimping is violent, destructive and dehumanizing. The fictionalized version of pimp culture whitewashes its brutal reality, Lauren Hersh says.

Two years ago, Lois Howard’s ex-husband

July 18, 2015

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Two years ago, Lois Howard’s ex-husband put her in the hospital for 12 days. Afterward, a concerned social worker sent her to Safe Harbor, an emergency shelter in Ashland, Kentucky, that handles domestic violence cases and advocates for the survivors. Howard arrived with no clothes except the ones she was wearing, no money, and no […]

A team of researchers from Nevada State

July 18, 2015

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A team of researchers from Nevada State and Indiana Universities has found that romantic kissing is not nearly as ubiquitous as many have thought. In their paper published in American Anthropologist, the team describes the work they conducted in researching the behavior and the results…

Following a White House press conference

July 18, 2015

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Following a White House press conference on the deal recently struck with Iran, President Obama was posed with a question about Bill Cosby and his admittance of using drugs to have sex with women. In response, he called the act rape, giving a modern definition of consent that has feminists across…

A bipartisan majority in the Senate Appr

July 18, 2015

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A bipartisan majority in the Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment that repeals the anti-abortion “Global Gag Rule” and restores $600 million in funding for international family planning and reproductive health services. Republican Senator Mark Kirk (IL) and GOP Senators Susan Col…

Society has made women vulnerable to fin

July 18, 2015

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Society has made women vulnerable to financial abuse by telling them they do not have the skills to manage their finances and are not good at maths, Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence has heard. http://ow.ly/PM96E

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July 17, 2015

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Visual artist Tal Peleg demonstrates that stinging words leave a lasting impression.

New report reveals disturbing evidence a

July 17, 2015

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New report reveals disturbing evidence as to what happens to survivors of modern slavery after they leave safe houses.

At the International Association for Fem

July 17, 2015

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At the International Association for Feminist Economics conference, social scientists, researchers and economists agree that women’s work is still undervalued globally, and dogged by an enduring subconscious colonial mindset.

INTERVIEW-India, top steriliser of women

July 17, 2015

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INTERVIEW-India, top steriliser of women, needs new contraceptive ideas http://ow.ly/PL9Va

Life is hard for the children who scrape

July 17, 2015

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Life is hard for the children who scrape a living on Egypt’s streets. They deal daily with horror and hunger, but for the girls the struggle is worse – which is why some of them dress as boys. Patrick Kingsley hears their stories

“I’m your god, I’m your boss now. You

July 17, 2015

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“I’m your god, I’m your boss now. Your life is in my hands.” These chilling words haunt Dhriti, and retelling them makes her shake so hard her teeth clatter over the phone line.

Some conservative political leaders want

July 17, 2015

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Some conservative political leaders want you to believe that gay men are a threat to children. They choose to turn away from actual problems facing kids in American schools. In doing so, they are perpetuating the obstacles that LGBT youth must face every day.

Eleven sentenced in UK for sex trafficki

July 17, 2015

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Eleven sentenced in UK for sex trafficking http://ow.ly/PJc35

Jesuit Refugee Service is an internation

July 17, 2015

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Jesuit Refugee Service is an international NGO which serves, accompanies and advocates on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons.

Female journalists reporting in hostile

July 17, 2015

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Female journalists reporting in hostile environments around the world see sexual assault as a major concern.

“One in five victims of homicide are chi

July 17, 2015

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“One in five victims of homicide are children and boys account for 70 percent of them. Real, harsh violence is really a big issue for boys. Sexual violence, as I said, is a big issue for girls, but 73 million boys under the age of 18 experience sexual violence. So while girls are at a […]

Bukavu, a city in the Democratic Republi

July 17, 2015

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Bukavu, a city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is slowly emerging from a long, violent conflict that has spared no one. Special correspondent Jonathan Silvers reports on how health workers and local law enforcement are struggling to confront a brutal epidemic of sexual violence perpetrated…

Texas Anti-Abortion Antics Go Back a Lon

July 16, 2015

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Texas Anti-Abortion Antics Go Back a Long Way | Womens eNews http://ow.ly/PI78a

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July 16, 2015

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New Irish law recognises existence of transgender people http://ow.ly/PI6Hz

Rather than trying to “start a dialogue”

July 16, 2015

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Rather than trying to “start a dialogue” through mockery, would-be allies should allow queer Muslims to speak for themselves as they try to establish themselves in spaces that often silence or ignore them.

There’s no such rule in Jewish law, Chan

July 16, 2015

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There’s no such rule in Jewish law, Chani Weiser notes, but Israel still has dozens of segregated bus lines.

2015 study in Social Science Research re

July 16, 2015

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2015 study in Social Science Research re-analyzing the publicly available data from a 2012 paper on the life outcomes for children raised by same-sex and opposite-sex couples.

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July 16, 2015

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Ireland beomes the third European nation

July 16, 2015

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Ireland beomes the third European nation, after Denmark and Malta, to allow transgender people to change legal gender without intervention

Many people have experienced harassment

July 16, 2015

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Many people have experienced harassment or bullying online. However, the victims of such harassment are disproportionately women. Opinion: Sexism in video gaming is just another form of bullying http://ow.ly/PGG3P

“Almost 300,000 women in the world needl

July 16, 2015

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“Almost 300,000 women in the world needlessly die each year because of governments’ failure to provide quality, comprehensive reproductive health care.” Human Rights Groups Urge UN to Defend Women’s Right to Life http://ow.ly/PGwJH

The first memorial day for victims of so

July 16, 2015

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The first memorial day for victims of so-called ‘honour killings’ is taking place today, 14 June. Each year an estimated 5,000 women worldwide are killed for

Stand together for Choice | Women’s Vie

July 16, 2015

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Stand together for Choice | Women’s Views on News http://ow.ly/PGsU3

Hockey, skirts and the color pink: Life

July 16, 2015

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Hockey, skirts and the color pink: Life as a gender-nonconforming 8-year-old | The Capitol Hill… http://ow.ly/PGqds

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July 16, 2015

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