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Lack of legal protections against doxing is putting women at greater risk of online stalking and harassment

February 28, 2024

USA, New York, February 28, 2024 – The absence of national and international laws specifically addressing doxing poses ...

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Growing pandemic of deepfake image-based sexual exploitation requires an urgent response from lawmakers

January 26, 2024

USA, New York, January 25, 2024 – The production of deepfake image-based sexual abuse is proliferating at an exponentia...

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Weak legal protections and inadequate funding put women and girls in Mexico at greater risk of sexual violence

January 23, 2024

>> Leer en Español Women’s rights groups raise concerns with the UN Human Rights Council over Mexico’s discriminatory ra...

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Illegal to marry below 18 – Zambia passes the landmark Marriage (Amendment) Act, 2023 

January 19, 2024

LUSAKA – Zambia, January 18, 2024 – In a momentous stride towards safeguarding children’s rights, Zambia’s pa...

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Women’s Rights’ Coalition Issues A Strong Appeal To African Governments For Swift Action Against Continued Women’s Rights Violations

December 7, 2023

Mombasa, KENYA Nov 30, 2023 – In a firm and unequivocal declaration, the SOAWR Coalition, a consortium of over 70 women...

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Women and girls with disabilities experience higher rates of sexual violence and greater obstacles to accessing justice

December 4, 2023

December 4, 2023  –  International Day of Persons with Disabilities, observed every year on December 3, is a glob...

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Marital property law reform is needed in MENA countries to end discrimination against wives

November 29, 2023

Lebanon, Beirut, November 29, 2023: Divorced women and widows are frequently denied a fair share of marital assets in the Mid...

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Women’s Rights Organizations Raise Concerns with the UN over the US’s Failure to Uphold Human Rights of Women and Girls

October 19, 2023

A coalition of leading women’s rights organizations is holding the USA to account for failing to protect the rights of ...

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NGOs Unite to Urge The Gambian Government to Uphold Landmark Law Banning Female Genital Mutilation

October 5, 2023

Banjul, The Gambia, October 9, 2023 – The Association of Non-Governmental Organizations in The Gambia (TANGO), the Gamb...

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‘We Change the Rules’ podcast examines how legal inequality impacts women and girls globally

September 21, 2023

 ‘We Change the Rules’ is an enlightening new 6-episode podcast by international women’s rights organization Equal...

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On The 1st anniversary of Mahsa Amini’s death, A UN submission sheds light on dire human rights for women and girls in Iran

September 16, 2023

On the first anniversary of Mahsa Amini’s tragic death in custody following her arrest by Iran’s “morality police,” h...

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Comprehensive Legal Protection Needed Against Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting In Every State

September 14, 2023

Despite female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) affecting at least 513,000 women and girls across the United States, ni...