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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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Pope allows all priests to forgive abortions

Pope Francis has indefinitely granted to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors.

Pope Francis has indefinitely granted to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors.

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Video: Training Afghanistan's women soldiers

Women in Kabul's military training academy are proud to serve and protect their country, despite opposition and threats

Women in Kabul's military training academy are proud to serve and protect their country, despite opposition and threats

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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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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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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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Icelandic MP breastfeeds baby daughter during parliamentary speech

Unnur Bra Konradsdottir, MP for Iceland’s Independence Party, breastfed her baby girl while giving a speech at the Althingi Parliament today.

Unnur Bra Konradsdottir, MP for Iceland’s Independence Party, breastfed her baby girl while giving a speech at the Althingi Parliament today.

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Polish parliament rejects proposal for near-total ban on abortion

Mass street protests have forced a government rethink. An estimated 100,000 women dressed in black and took to the streets throughout Poland on Monday.

Mass street protests have forced a government rethink. An estimated 100,000 women dressed in black and took to the streets throughout Poland on Monday.

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Polish women protest over planned abortion law

Polish women took to the streets on Monday in protest at a government bill that would lead to a total ban on abortion, even for rape victims.

Polish women took to the streets on Monday in protest at a government bill that would lead to a total ban on abortion, even for rape victims.

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Thousands protest proposed total abortion ban in Poland

Thousands of people decked in black clothes have taken to the streets of Warsaw to protest against a total ban on abortion in Poland.

Thousands of people decked in black clothes have taken to the streets of Warsaw to protest against a total ban on abortion in Poland.

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Abortion laws in Poland

The Polish parliament has rejected draft legislation to allow abortion until the end of the 12th week of pregnancy by 240 votes to 173.

The Polish parliament has rejected draft legislation to allow abortion until the end of the 12th week of pregnancy by 240 votes to 173.

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Call for witnesses: Forced marriages in Europe

Despite being illegal in Europe, thousands of people are still at risk of being forced into an unwanted marriage. Insiders would like to produce a

Despite being illegal in Europe, thousands of people are still at risk of being forced into an unwanted marriage. Insiders would like to produce a

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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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Controversy in Cannes - burkinis banned on beach

Burkinis have been barred on the beach in Cannes, in a move the local mayor says is aimed at preventing public disorder.

Burkinis have been barred on the beach in Cannes, in a move the local mayor says is aimed at preventing public disorder.

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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