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Turkey to Buenos Aires: worldwide rallies to protest violence against women

The UN is kicking off two weeks of actions to raise awareness of the large-scale cost to societies of psychological, physical and sexual violence against women and…

The UN is kicking off two weeks of actions to raise awareness of the large-scale cost to societies of psychological, physical and sexual violence against women and…

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UN centre fights for women traumatised by IS militants

As Iraqi forces close in on the militant-held city of Mosul, a support centre for women and girls in Dahuk is gearing up to receive women and girls who have been held captive and sexually…

As Iraqi forces close in on the militant-held city of Mosul, a support centre for women and girls in Dahuk is gearing up to receive women and girls who have been held captive and sexually…

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Yazidi IS survivors win EU's rights prize

MEPs have decided that two Yazidi women are the winners of the EU’s annual human rights prize.

MEPs have decided that two Yazidi women are the winners of the EU’s annual human rights prize.

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Libya: Freed ISIL migrant girl relives kidnap ordeal

The horror of life in the clutches of ISIL has been described by a 12-year-old girl, one of a group of Eritrean female captives of the extremists to have been freed by pro-government forces in…

The horror of life in the clutches of ISIL has been described by a 12-year-old girl, one of a group of Eritrean female captives of the extremists to have been freed by pro-government forces in…

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Chileans, Bolivians march against femicide

Tens of thousands of protesters marched on Chile’s and Bolivia’s capitals on Wednesday (October 19) in solidarity with an Argentine movement protesting gender-related violence after the rape and murde

Tens of thousands of protesters marched on Chile’s and Bolivia’s capitals on Wednesday (October 19) in solidarity with an Argentine movement protesting gender-related violence after the rape and murde

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Parents of Chibok girls freed by Boko Haram appeal to Nigerian government

The parents of 21 girls freed by the militants want their daughters' health and education taken care of. The government thinks Boko Haram is ready to negotiate the release of 83 more girls.

The parents of 21 girls freed by the militants want their daughters' health and education taken care of. The government thinks Boko Haram is ready to negotiate the release of 83 more girls.

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FGM and forced marriage: EU countries not spared

Europe faced with stiff challenge to combat FGM and forced marriage in new and existing migrant communities.

Europe faced with stiff challenge to combat FGM and forced marriage in new and existing migrant communities.

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Turning the tide of abuse

Sophie Claudet: “Could you briefly sum up the cultural origins of female genital mutilation?

Sophie Claudet: “Could you briefly sum up the cultural origins of female genital mutilation?

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Female genital mutilation: the UK's hidden crime

It’s a potentially lethal practice that has been going on for generations, mainly in Africa, but also in the Middle East and Asia.

It’s a potentially lethal practice that has been going on for generations, mainly in Africa, but also in the Middle East and Asia.

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UK's FGM laws help 'empower victims to say no' - police

Inspector Wendy Bird, lead officer for female genital mutilation (FGM) at West Midlands Police in England, talks to Euronews about law enforcement operations and the difficulties in bringing…

Inspector Wendy Bird, lead officer for female genital mutilation (FGM) at West Midlands Police in England, talks to Euronews about law enforcement operations and the difficulties in bringing…

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FGM laws 'not used appropriately' - charity director

Naana Otoo-Oyortey, Executive Director of FORWARD (Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development), tells Euronews about the importance of building awareness and trust in UK communities, to ta

Naana Otoo-Oyortey, Executive Director of FORWARD (Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development), tells Euronews about the importance of building awareness and trust in UK communities, to ta

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Pakistan passes law against 'honour killings'

Pakistan’s parliament has unanimously passed a law against so-called “honour killings”, three months after the murder of a social media star.

Pakistan’s parliament has unanimously passed a law against so-called “honour killings”, three months after the murder of a social media star.

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Pop star Chris Brown arrested on assault with a deadly weapon

US singer Chris Brown has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a woman told police he had threatened her with a gun.

US singer Chris Brown has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a woman told police he had threatened her with a gun.

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Egypt to sharpen laws against Female Genital Mutilation

Egypt announced this weekend it intends to tighten legislation against Female Genital Mutilation, and has published a proposed law that will hit anyone performing the operation with up to seven years

Egypt announced this weekend it intends to tighten legislation against Female Genital Mutilation, and has published a proposed law that will hit anyone performing the operation with up to seven years

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FGM provokes fierce debate in Dagestan

A report about female genital mutilation (FGM) has sparked a fierce debate in the North Caucasus. Some clerics in Dagestan have defended the practice.

A report about female genital mutilation (FGM) has sparked a fierce debate in the North Caucasus. Some clerics in Dagestan have defended the practice.

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One in four women raped in South African mining areas, report

A report released on Tuesday by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says one in four women living in South Africa's platinum belt have suffered from rape.

A report released on Tuesday by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says one in four women living in South Africa's platinum belt have suffered from rape.

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Nigeria: Some Chibok girls killed in air strikes, says 'Boko Haram video'

Some of the Chibok girls abducted in Nigeria have been killed in air strikes – according to a new video that’s said to be from the militant group Boko Haram.

Some of the Chibok girls abducted in Nigeria have been killed in air strikes – according to a new video that’s said to be from the militant group Boko Haram.

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Sexual harassment: nearly two-in-three young women 'are victims'

Indecent comments or remarks, unwelcome jokes of a sexual nature; unwanted sexual touching; and showing pornography at work - many women say they have experienced such behaviour.

Indecent comments or remarks, unwelcome jokes of a sexual nature; unwanted sexual touching; and showing pornography at work - many women say they have experienced such behaviour.

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Fighting sexual harassment on all fronts

In Europe more than one in two women have experienced sexual harassment at least once since the age of 15.

In Europe more than one in two women have experienced sexual harassment at least once since the age of 15.

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Sexual harassment on the streets of Portugal

In Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, it is not difficult to find women who complain about being harrassed on the streets.

In Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, it is not difficult to find women who complain about being harrassed on the streets.

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Enforcing EU laws on sexual harassment

Euronews, Sophie Claudet: In your study, published in 2014, we read that one in two women in the EU have been sexually harassed; and that Sweden and Denmark top the list with 80 and 81 percent of wome

Euronews, Sophie Claudet: In your study, published in 2014, we read that one in two women in the EU have been sexually harassed; and that Sweden and Denmark top the list with 80 and 81 percent of wome

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Sexual harassment at work - breaking the silence

Allegations against a high-ranking member of France’s Green Party have once again shone the spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace.

Allegations against a high-ranking member of France’s Green Party have once again shone the spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Brazilian police make arrests in videoed gang rape case

Two suspects detained in Brazilian gang rape case Anger at video of alleged assault Security concerns ahead of Summer Olympics Police in Brazil have arrested two suspects in a rape case which has s

Two suspects detained in Brazilian gang rape case Anger at video of alleged assault Security concerns ahead of Summer Olympics Police in Brazil have arrested two suspects in a rape case which has s

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Johnny Depp's wife granted domestic violence restraining order

Actress Amber Heard has been granted a temporary restraining order against her estranged husband Johnny Depp, after accusing him of throwing an smart phone at her…

Actress Amber Heard has been granted a temporary restraining order against her estranged husband Johnny Depp, after accusing him of throwing an smart phone at her…