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Afghanistan: Unravelling of women and girls’ rights looms as peace talks falter

Two decades of hard-won progress by Afghanistan’s women and girls is at serious risk of being unravelled, said Amnesty International, in a statement highlighting the…

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Hundreds of millions of women living lives ‘governed by others’, UN report shows

According to a 2021 UNFPA report, nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, placing them at higher risk of risk of gender-based…

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Fast-track women’s participation in public life ‘for everyone’s benefit’

The UN rights chief said on Tuesday that empowering women and girls to participate fully in public life is both the right and “smart thing…

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Syria’s decade of conflict takes massive toll on women and girls

This week, Syria marks a grim anniversary: 10 years since the start of the country’s grinding conflict. Today, one decade into the catastrophe, about half…

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First Person: fighting for women’s financial freedom

Around the world, the opportunities for women to lead successful, financially secure lives are being limited by government legislation, company policies and deep-rooted misogyny. The…

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Ecology: The scientific literature dominated by men and a handful of countries

Publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals is crucial for the development of a researcher’s career. The scientists that publish the most often in the most prestigious…

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‘Women and girls belong in science’ declares UN chief

Closed labs and increased care responsibilities are just a two of the challenges women in scientific fields are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN…

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Shining a light on sexually exploited women and girls forced into crime

UN human rights experts are warning of a direct link between the pandemic, socio-economic vulnerability and the risk of exploitation, including forced labour or being…

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Belarus targets women human rights defenders after disputed August elections

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A cafe in Yemen run by women, for women

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