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Abortion wars: anger grows on the frontline over women’s ‘right to choose’ | Pandagon

Abortion wars: anger grows on the frontline over women’s ‘right to choose’  | Pandagon | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
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Texas is the “ground zero” of this fight after it passed laws in July of last year which put onerous new regulations on abortion providers that required doctors to have hospital admitting privileges and meet the standards of a surgical facility.

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U.S. military to allow transgender men and women to serve openly

U.S. military to allow transgender men and women to serve openly | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
In a historic move, the Pentagon lifted its ban on allowing transgender men and women to serve openly in the military.
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Lawsuit: Religious Groups Are Denying Abortion Care to Teen Refugees - Rewire

Lawsuit: Religious Groups Are Denying Abortion Care to Teen Refugees - Rewire | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
The suit accuses the federal government of paying millions to religious grantees that refuse to provide unaccompanied minors with legally required reproductive health services.
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L’Arabie saoudite n’a pas sa place au Conseil des droits de l’homme

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Mumbai red-light area gentrifies, putting sex workers at greater risk

Mumbai red-light area gentrifies, putting sex workers at greater risk | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
Most of the sex workers are victims of human trafficking
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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
The Society Pages (TSP) is an open-access social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota
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Why does FIFA still recognise Israeli settlement teams?

Why does FIFA still recognise Israeli settlement teams? | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
This is a case where FIFA's own laws need to be applied, not negotiated or bent.
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Want to help tackle racist violence? Just wear a safety pin

A simple idea to show solidarity with those on the receiving end of abuse.
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Michelle Obama, daughters and mom promote girls' education in Morocco

Michelle Obama, daughters and mom promote girls' education in Morocco | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
More than a third of Morocco's population of 34 million is illiterate and the rate is higher for women at 41 percent
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Sterilised at 20: the Indian women seeking permanent contraceptive solutions

Sterilised at 20: the Indian women seeking permanent contraceptive solutions | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
After India’s mass sterilisation programmes, the procedure is still controversial. But some women are keen – and don’t want their men to share the pain
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Historical vs. Modern Abortion Narratives in ‘Dirty Dancing’ and ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ | Bitch Flicks

Historical vs. Modern Abortion Narratives in ‘Dirty Dancing’ and ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ | Bitch Flicks | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
Historical vs. Modern Abortion Narratives in ‘Dirty Dancing’ and ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ Posted By Bitch Flicks Published June 27, 2016 This guest post written by Tessa Racked appears as part of our theme week on Ladies of the 1980s. The political and cultural landscape of the United State...
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Pakistani clerics declare transgender marriages legal under Islamic law

Pakistani clerics declare transgender marriages legal under Islamic law | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
A debate over the rights of transgender people is ongoing after the killing of a transgender woman last month
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India Bihar 'exam topper' sent to jail for cheating - BBC News

India Bihar 'exam topper' sent to jail for cheating - BBC News | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
A "top student" in India's Bihar state, 17-year-old Ruby Rai, is arrested after a panel of examiners retesting her cancelled her original results.
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Early puberty in girls is becoming epidemic — and it’s getting worse

Early puberty in girls is becoming epidemic — and it’s getting worse | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
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How TV dating shows helped change love and marriage in China forever

How TV dating shows helped change love and marriage in China forever | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
In only 30 years, a generations-old system of arranged marriages has been completely upended.
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Democrats in Utah, Colorado Make History as First Openly Transgender Women to Win Congressional Primaries - Rewire

Democrats in Utah, Colorado Make History as First Openly Transgender Women to Win Congressional Primaries - Rewire | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
Though Misty Snow's win may be historic for LGBTQ equality, she has previously noted that it was not the reason she is running for office."I'm not running because I'm transgender. I just happen to be transgender," the Utah candidate said.
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Indonesia: Tribe attacked in palm oil plantation

Indonesia: Tribe attacked in palm oil plantation | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
Members of the nomadic Orang Rimba tribe in Indonesia have been attacked and their possessions burned as part of an eviction from a palm oil plantation on their ancestral land.
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America's deadliest prosecutors: five lawyers, 440 death sentences

America's deadliest prosecutors: five lawyers, 440 death sentences | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
Harvard report highlights the lion-sized role in modern death penalty of just four men and a woman, and how capital punishment is a ‘personality-driven system’
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Venezuela’s never-ending downward spiral

Venezuela’s never-ending downward spiral | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
Venezuela’s oil-reliant economy has been in freefall for two years. It now faces a deepening humanitarian disaster and is refusing outside help.
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Abortion access still strained even after landmark US supreme court ruling

Abortion access still strained even after landmark US supreme court ruling | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
Clinics including Whole Woman’s Health, the plaintiff in the case, face financial obstacles and infrastructure problems after years of crippling anti-abortion laws
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UK schools urged to be alert to forced marriage risks ahead of summer break

UK schools urged to be alert to forced marriage risks ahead of summer break | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
There are an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 forced marriages or threats of forced marriage in Britain every year
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SPECIAL REPORT-Attacks on LGBT people rarely prosecuted as hate crimes

SPECIAL REPORT-Attacks on LGBT people rarely prosecuted as hate crimes | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
The massacre of 49 people in an Orlando, Florida, gay bar puts a spotlight on hate crimes against LGBT people
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El Salvador: 'I had a miscarriage. The judge accused me of murder' – video

El Salvador: 'I had a miscarriage. The judge accused me of murder' – video | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
For Salvadoran women who suffer a miscarriage, the physical and emotional trauma of losing a child can trigger a life-changing ordeal
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Veils, headscarves may improve observers' ability to judge truthfulness, study finds

Contrary to the opinions of some courts, it is easier to determine the truthfulness of a woman wearing a headscarf or even a veil that leaves only her eyes exposed than a woman wearing no head covering at all, according t
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The Humiliating Practice of Sex-Testing Female Athletes

The Humiliating Practice of Sex-Testing Female Athletes | gender issues - human rights | Scoop.it
For years, international sports organizations have been policing women for “masculine” qualities — and turning their Olympic dreams into nightmares. But when Dutee Chand appealed her ban, she may have changed the rules.
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