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Women in Africa face discrimination in family laws

May 15, 2024

Nairobi, Kenya, May 15, 2024: Discrimination against women and girls remains widespread in family laws across Africa, finds n...

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Trial of ex-minister for wife’s murder triggers much-needed reckoning on domestic violence in Kazakhstan

May 13, 2024

UK, London,  May 13, 2024 –  In 2017, Kazakhstan decriminalized beatings and other acts causing “minor” p...

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Sexual violence in the metaverse has a real-world impact on victims 

April 30, 2024

USA, New York, April 30, 2024 – In the immersive digital realm of the metaverse, female-presenting avatars are far more...

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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...