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Former NATO Secretary George Robertson said the bill would have 'undermined some of the most basic legal standards for which this nation was renowned'.

An Egyptian court sentenced a man to eight years in prison for sexually harassing three minors and drug possession, in a case that sparked outrage on social media.

Goalkeeper, celibate millionaire, Gaddafi adviser vie for Peru presidency

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Goalkeeper, celibate millionaire, Gaddafi adviser vie for Peru presidency

Eighteen candidates will contest a first round of presidential elections in Peru.

Sudanese women rally against gendered violence, inequality

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Sudanese women rally against gendered violence, inequality

Protesters were reportedly faced with incidents of harassment and violence.

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Ruth Ingram

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Uighur women and girls are not only enduring unspeakable cruelties in internment camps, subject to draconian sterilisation procedures, ...

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Activists say Pakistan PM blames women's dress for rape

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was criticised for suggesting the veil can contain sexual assault.

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Saudi coalition kills wanted Houthi commander in Yemen’s Marib

Abdul Latif Hammoud, a Houthi commander who had a $5 million bounty on his head was killed by the Saudi-led coalition in Marib.

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Algeria police probe teen protester's claim of sex abuse

Algerian police said Sunday they had launched an investigation after videos on social media claiming officers sexually abused a teenage boy ...

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UN rights chief dismayed by Turkey women's treaty withdrawal

Michelle Bachelet said Turkey's withdrawal from the treaty to combat violence against women was a 'significant step backwards'.

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

In-depth: A decade after the Arab Spring, exiled activists have not given up hope, with groups and individuals working to bring justice and ...

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Airbnb asked to drop Olympic ties over China abuses

Campaigners are calling on Airbnb to drop its sponsorship connection with the Olympics over alleged rights abuses in Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong ...

Australia parliament debates Uighur rights abuses motion

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Australia parliament debates Uighur rights abuses motion

The motion would urge Australia to act on allegations of forced labour.

Biden 'disappointed' as Turkey quits domestic violence treaty

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Biden 'disappointed' as Turkey quits domestic violence treaty

US President Joe Biden judges the decision of Turkey to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention on violence against women.

Thousands protest Turkey's withdrawal from women's treaty

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Thousands protest Turkey's withdrawal from women's treaty

Protests erupted in Turkey after announcing a decision to withdraw from the world's first binding treaty to prevent and combat violence against ...

Pakistan pair sentenced to death over motorway gang <em>rape</em>

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Pakistan pair sentenced to death over motorway gang rape

An outpouring of anger was further fuelled by a police chief who chided the victim for driving at night without a male companion.

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Turkey pulls out of treaty protecting women from violence

News of President Erdogan's decree to abandon a treaty designed to prevent violence against women has sparked anger among rights groups and calls for protests.

Malia Bouattia

Sarah Everard vigil underlines a dangerous reality for women

Comment: Sarah Everard's murder and the repressive scenes at her vigil highlight exactly why women can't rely on the very people entrusted with ...

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EU ambassadors approve sanctioning China over Uighur abuses

EU ambassadors agreed on implementing fresh sanctions on four Chinese individuals over mass abuse of the country's Uighur Muslim minority

Sarah Khalil

Berlin film festival 2021 roundup: The MENA films

The MENA films selected by this year's Berlinale brimmed with ambition and artistic audacity.

UK foreign minister wants trade deals with rights violators

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UK foreign minister wants trade deals with rights violators

Avoiding trade agreements with human rights violators would prevent the UK from tapping into 'growth markets', Raab said.

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Egypt charges three men after woman's death

The three suspects have preliminarily been charged with 'thuggery' and unlawful imprisonment.

Egyptian woman 'pushed off balcony' for having male visitor

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Egyptian woman 'pushed off balcony' for having male visitor

The 34-year-old woman reportedly fell to her death following a confrontation with her landlord over a male visitor.

Israel's rescue chief steps down over sexual assault claims

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Israel's rescue chief steps down over sexual assault claims

Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, the celebrated founder of Zaka rescue, was allegedly taking advantage of his position with the knowledge of others in the ...

Chinese embassy official in Pakistan in 'belly dancer' scandal

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Chinese embassy official in Pakistan in 'belly dancer' scandal

Zhang Heqing - China's cultural counsellor at Beijing's embassy in Pakistan - captioned the post: 'Off your hijab, let me see your eyes. ...

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