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Sri Lanka says it ‘requires time’ to consider proposed burqa ban | Islamophobia News

Amid the outrage, a government spokesman says the ban is a serious decision that requires consultation and consensus. Sri Lanka’s…

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The abortion cases that could force El Salvador to loosen its ban | Women News

San Salvador, El Salvador – Lawyers are fighting for the release of one of the dozens of women imprisoned for…

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Amnesty denounces Saudi court’s upholding al-Hathloul’s sentence | Women’s Rights News

The Saudi activist lost a court appeal against a prison sentence and was banned from travelling after her provisional release…

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Not working: More US moms dropped out in remote-school states | Coronavirus pandemic News

Women have dropped out of the U.S. workforce at a faster pace in states where most students are learning from…

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Wealthy Americans fare better in the pandemic, new survey shows | Coronavirus pandemic News

The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated economic inequalities across race, ethnicity and education levels, a new survey by Pew Research Center…

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Shunned and banished: Victims blamed for incest in Burkina Faso | Child Rights News

Yako, Burkina Faso – Unable to utter a word through her tears, Pauline* looks away from her one-and-a-half-month-old son breastfeeding…

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Rage boils over amid Argentina’s unrelenting femicide crisis | Women News

Buenos Aires, Argentina – The women huddle close, crane their necks and take photos of the ornate advertising stand in…

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Japan’s ruling party wants women – not their views – at meetings | Politics News

Liberal Democratic Party proposes allowing female legislators join key party meetings as observers, amid growing complaints over sexism. After a…

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Hajiya Gambo Sawaba: ‘The most jailed Nigerian female politician’ | Women News

Stories from the life of Hajiya Gambo Sawaba, one of northern Nigeria’s most important female political activists, who was born…

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Annual march honours missing, murdered Indigenous women in Canada | Indigenous Rights News

On 30th anniversary of Vancouver march, advocates call for action to stem violence against Indigenous women and girls. Over 100…

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