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UN Report: Harmful Traditional Practices and Implementation of the Law on Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan

Harmful traditional practices violating women’s rights, including honour killings, child marriage and giving away girls to settle disputes, are pervasive in Afghanistan, says a United Nations report released today that calls on the Government to implement a new law aimed at ending the scourge.

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Gender and the perils of identity politics in India

Hindu women’s activism in the service of the political goals of the BJP and the Sangh Parivar and the debates around the legal rights of Muslim women illustrate the perils of identity politics in matters of gender equality.

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Woman Arrested for Wearing Hijab Sues Georgia City

A Muslim woman who was arrested after she refused to remove her headscarf in a west Georgia courthouse has sued the city and the officers who arrested her.

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Interview: South African Corrective Rape Activists

South Africa has been dubbed the rape capital of the world, with an estimated 150 women raped every day. For lesbian women, the threat is even worse, with more than 500 women a year reporting themselves the victims of 'corrective rape', whereby men rape lesbian women to 'turn' them straight or 'cure' them of their sexual orientation.

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LAOS: Female deminers attract fans but little funding

XIENGKHUANG, 4 January 2011 (IRIN) - In the two years since the Laos government set up the first team of women clearing unexploded ordnance (UXO), they have had lots of attention, but this has not translated into increased funding, says the UN, which is supporting government programmes.

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Sexual rights in action: Case studies from around the world

These stories demonstrate why we are fighting for sexual rights.

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Spanish city bans face-covering Islamic veils in public buildings

Lleida, located in north-eastern region of Catalonia, approved legislation in May but procedural issues delayed its implementation

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Vatican Defends Pope's Record On Sexual Abuse

Pope Benedict XVI, while still a cardinal, sought in vain to expedite the process for defrocking priests guilty of grave crimes, according to a 1988 letter published in the official Vatican newspaper.

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Peacekeepers' Rape Haitian Girls: Lions, Sheep and Protection

It is Haiti, It is rape, it is UN peacekeepers and it is nothing new.

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