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How a Trump presidency will threaten women’s reproductive rights

How a Trump presidency will threaten women’s reproductive rights | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
For many women in America, the election of Donald Trump feels first and foremost like an attack on their bodies. As early as the night of Nov. 8, they started encouraging each other to make an appointment to get an intrauterine device (IUD), a long-acting and reversible birth control method that could outlast
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Inside Russia’s vile ‘sleep rape’ communities where sickos share ‘blackout’ drug tips

Inside Russia’s vile ‘sleep rape’ communities where sickos share ‘blackout’ drug tips | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
Women sickened by the trend say: "These perverts should be boiled in acid"
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On Straight Men’s Marriageability Across the Class Divide 

On Straight Men’s Marriageability Across the Class Divide  | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it

Americans are delaying and foregoing marriage in larger numbers than they used to. In 1980, about 5% of 40-year-old women with only a high school education or less had never been married. Almost 9% of 40-year-old women with at least a BA had never married.

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Male partners responsible for deaths of most UK women killed by men - charities

Male partners responsible for deaths of most UK women killed by men - charities | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
Nearly two thirds of the British women killed by men over a seven-year period were murdered by current or former partners, most of them within the first year of leaving their husbands and boyfriends, women's rights charities said on Wednesday.
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Kenya’s police have been extrajudicially killing Muslims, suggests NGO

Kenya’s police have been extrajudicially killing Muslims, suggests NGO | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
NGO report alleges that Muslims have been unfairly targeted by Kenya's counter-terrorism operations.
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Here’s why one in four Indians are worried about losing their homes

Here’s why one in four Indians are worried about losing their homes | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
Losing one's home remains a very real fear for many in India. Nearly 27% of Indians say they are worried about losing their homes in the next five years, largely because of a lack of official documentation. That's according to a new poll by Washington DC-based NGO Land Alliance and Gallup, which surveyed 14,00
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Behind the Reality of Mass Incarceration

Behind the Reality of Mass Incarceration | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
A criminal justice professor and the Vera Institute of Justice differ on downsizing prisoner populations.
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Transgender Saudi man speaks out publicly for first time to help others

"My name wasn't Salman when I was born about 28 years ago. It was Salma."
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Are better educated women more likely to be childless? An investigation in Europe

Are better educated women more likely to be childless? An investigation in Europe | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
Researchers from the Vienna Institute of Demography examine the relationship between childlessness and educational attainment among women from 13 European countries.
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The Italian mafia and violence against women

In the name of “culture” and “honour” young girls born into
the ‘ndrangheta mafia in Calabria lose their sense of identity. Those who seek freedom pay a terrible price.  
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Your privacy is under attack from several terrifying new laws

Your privacy is under attack from several terrifying new laws | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
Last week the United Kingdom passed a new bill that allows for “extreme surveillance.” This Investigatory Powers Bill — better known as the “snooper’s charter” — passed parliament with scarcely a…
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Femicide in Mexico and Guatemala

Feminists in Mexico and Guatemala working on femicide also use the concept of ‘feminicide’ to draw attention to state complicity in the killings of women.

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Dowry death social crime but can't convict husband without proof, says Delhi court - Firstpost

Dowry death social crime but can't convict husband without proof, says Delhi court - Firstpost | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
It is a heinous crime to hang one's wife to death but a husband cannot be convicted without any reliable evidence, a Delhi court has said while acquitting a man and his family members in a murder and dowry death case.
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Lebanon takes first step to abolish marriage rape law

Lebanon takes first step to abolish marriage rape law | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
Lebanese lawmakers on Wednesday took the first step to overturn a law that allows for rapists to avoid punishment if they marry their victims.
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Hate Crimes Spike After the Election - Sociological Images

Hate Crimes Spike After the Election - Sociological Images | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the US saw a spike of hate incidents after the election of Donald Trump on November 8th. 867 real-world (i.e., not internet-based) incidents were reported to the Center or covered in the media in just 10 days. USA Today reports that the the Council on American-Islamic relations also saw an uptick in reports and that the sudden rise is greater than even what the country saw after the 9/11 attacks. This is, then, likely just a slice of what is happening.

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Bangladeshi slum kids work over 60 hours a week to make clothes - research

Bangladeshi slum kids work over 60 hours a week to make clothes - research | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
More than five million children aged between 5 and 17 are engaged in some kind of employment in Bangladesh
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Hundreds of U.K. Police Officers Said to Have Sexually Abused Vulnerable People

Hundreds of U.K. Police Officers Said to Have Sexually Abused Vulnerable People | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
A report by a national watchdog found that domestic abuse victims, drug and alcohol addicts and people who work in the sex industry had been targeted.
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Uganda is worried about the number of Chinese men marrying their women

Uganda is worried about the number of Chinese men marrying their women | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
Contractors, petty traders, investors, and entrepreneurs from China have been pouring into Uganda for the past decade. China is a top investor in the east African country, accounting for as much as half of total foreign investment between 2014 and 2015, according to the Uganda Investment Authority. But according to Ugandan immigration officials, there's one majo
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Lured by power, female extremists prove hardest to help: expert

Lured by power, female extremists prove hardest to help: expert | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
Boko Haram is largely male, but women do volunteer to join the militant group
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Cab company hires women drivers in Pakistani cities

Cab company hires women drivers in Pakistani cities | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
Women make up just over a fifth of Pakistan's workforce.
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Motherhood Penalty Costs More for High Earning Women - Clippings

Motherhood Penalty Costs More for High Earning Women - Clippings | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it

Previous research shows that women experience a “motherhood penalty” at work when they have children, while having children actually helps men’s careers. New research shows that the motherhood penalty may actually be worse for women who make more money. This is because, in terms of dollars and some career paths, taking time off or switching to part-time work is more costly for high-earning women in the long run.

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Not just a small nick: Priya Goswami's second film raises an even louder voice against FGM | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Not just a small nick: Priya Goswami's second film raises an even louder voice against FGM | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
Not just a small nick: Priya Goswami's second film raises an even louder voice against FGM - Independent filmmaker Priya Goswami's second movie on ritual genital mutilation makes the voices against khatna even louder...
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How the Reproductive Justice Movement Benefits Latinas - Scholars Strategy Network

How the Reproductive Justice Movement Benefits Latinas - Scholars Strategy Network | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it

In early September 2015, Blanca Borrego, an undocumented Latina immigrant accompanied by her two daughters, arrived at a women’s health clinic in Texas for a routine gynecological exam. Sitting in the waiting room for nearly two hours, Blanca’s anxiety and impatience grew to the point where she almost walked out of the office. Eventually, Blanca was met by local law enforcement officials who escorted her out of the clinic in handcuffs for allegedly using a forged driver’s license during patient intake. Blanca’s eight-year-old daughter watched in tears while her mother was taken away and a deputy told Blanca’s eldest daughter that their mother would face deportation. Blanca remains in county jail on a $35,000 bond.

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Women tap into new roles as mobile internet scheme targets rural India | Amrit Dhillon

Women tap into new roles as mobile internet scheme targets rural India | Amrit Dhillon | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
A programme to improve digital literacy has provided 1.2 million women in rural India with access to technology hitherto denied them by a conservative culture
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Nepalese housemaids start reaching UAE after ban lift | Zawya

Nepalese housemaids start reaching UAE after ban lift | Zawya | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
Recruitment of 1,210 women is under the process
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