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US court denies appeal 28 mothers and their children
Granting them fewer rights than Guantanamo detainees, the court ordered the Latin American families to be sent back.
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In the Name of ‘Women and Girls’ – Pacific Standard
To defend its anti-transgender law, North Carolina is using law enforcement witnesses to claim trans rights endanger “women and girls.”
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California lawmakers pass rape bill inspired by Stanford case
The measure was introduced in response to the sentence given to 20-year-old Brock Turner, which was widely condemned as too lenient
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Zulu Tribe Virginity Testing South Africa - Meeting tribal women in Africa tour
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Egypt seeks tougher punishment for female genital mutilation
More than nine in 10 women and girls aged 15 to 49 have undergone FGM in Egypt
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The Tiny NGO That Changed Reporting on Rio’s Favelas During the Olympics
“If journalists don’t have access to communities or story ideas, they start producing the same old stereotypes.”
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Xenophobia, Segregation Widespread in Bulgaria
The Indicators of Sustainable Management 2016 report conducted by the Bertelsmann Foundation found that Bulgaria lacks a comprehensive integration policy and...
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The forgotten war in Kashmir is turning nasty
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End the horror in Syrian prisons
Since 2011, thousands of people have died in custody in Syria’s torture prisons. Tens of thousands more have experienced shocking torture. People have been brutally beaten, raped, given electric shocks and more, often to extract forced “confessions”. Anyone suspected of opposing the Syrian government is at risk.
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India's Maharashtra state to give women slum dwellers joint ownership rights

The Indian state of Maharashtra will give women slum dwellers equal ownership rights with men, the first such move by the state where millions live in the very poor neighbourhoods.
About 55 slums in the city of Nagpur will be regularised under a plan to recognise the more than 25,000 families who live there as legal residents. Each family will be given a land title that gives joint ownership to the man and woman, a senior official said.
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Learn from Millennials – Ditch Bathroom Bills

n more than 100 interviews for a book I’m finishing on millennials, I heard from many people who had been harassed or had experienced violence in bathrooms. But no story came from a woman harassed by some perverted man disguised as female who had followed her into the restroom.
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International mobilization to free Turkish author Aslı Erdoğan (in French)
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