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The correct sex of the mummy, who also happened to be pregnant, was identified by an anthropologist in Poland.

Rights group Reprieve says most British women and children held in northeast Syria are trafficking victims who should be supported by the British government.

Three charged with hate crimes in Ahmaud Arbery killing

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Three charged with hate crimes in Ahmaud Arbery killing

Travis McMichael and his father, Gregory, were charged along with a third man, William “Roddie” Bryan.

UK Muslims urged to get Covid-19 jab during Ramadan

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UK Muslims urged to get Covid-19 jab during Ramadan

Doctors and faith leaders seek to allay concerns the Covid-19 vaccine invalidates the Ramadan fast.

Activists condemn Iranian academic for wanting to 'purge gays'

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Activists condemn Iranian academic for wanting to 'purge gays'

Academic and theatre director Ghotboddin Sadegh has come under fire after saying he wants to 'purge' a Tehran district from the LGBTQ+ community.

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Moroccan teacher 'sex assault' victim charged: lawyer

Moroccan teachers have been charged after accusing security forces of sexual assault at a protest in the capital.

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France hijab ban for under 18s triggers critical backlash

A senate vote in France to ban on anyone under the 18 wearing the hijab, part of a controversial anti-separatism bill, has prompted an angry ...

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French-Algerian actor angers Moroccans with comments on women

French-Algerian actor Bouhlel Brahim and two others have caused outrage in Morocco with disparaging comments about women and children.

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The phenomenal legacy of Nawal El Saadawi

Physician, psychiatrist and a prolific novelist, Dr Nawal El Saadawi was an influential voice in the fight for women's rights.

Iraqi-Kurdish MPs slams arrest of LGBTQ+ activists in Iraq

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Iraqi-Kurdish MPs slams arrest of LGBTQ+ activists in Iraq

An Iraqi-Kurdish MP criticised the arrests last week of people 'suspected' of being part of the LGBTQ+ community in Sulaimani.

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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 ...

Indonesia cathedral rocked by Palm Sunday suicide bombing

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Indonesia cathedral rocked by Palm Sunday suicide bombing

A suicide bombing did a lot of damage at the Indonesian cathedral in Makassar city as Christians celebrated the beginning of the Holy Week.

Berlinale: Exposing the polite fiction of society through cinema

Giovanni Vimercati

Berlinale: Exposing the polite fiction of society through cinema

At this year's Berlinale, four Arab films brought forward the painful complexity behind the façade of society.

Misogyny still rampant in Lebanese media and society

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Misogyny still rampant in Lebanese media and society

The degrading comments against Dr Sandrine Atallah on television opened up a wider conversation about the harmful social norms and intrinsic ...

Young Tunisian activists under police pressure

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Young Tunisian activists under police pressure

Young Tunisian activists still fear the police, a decade after the popular uprising established freedom of expression, because of a lack of ...

Brooke Anderson

Solidarity among marginalised groups following Atlanta area shootings

In the aftermath of the Atlanta shootings, advocacy groups immediately spoke out against the killing of eight people, six of whom were Asian women.

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Tunisia rights activist walks free after appeal

Tunisian activist Rania Amdouni was released after having been sentenced to six months in jail for insulting police officers.

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Son of Israel's Netanyahu faces sexual harassment claim

Yair Netanyahu is being sued for damages over claims of sexual harassment and defamation.

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British columnist forced to apologise over 'racist' abuse

Controversial columnist Julie Burchill was agreed to an out-of-court settlement after she accused Ash Sarkar of supporting terrorism and ...

Lebanese sexologist slams hosts for degrading television appearance

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Lebanese sexologist slams hosts for degrading television appearance

Dr. Sandrine Atallah's work was mocked by two male Lebanese TV hosts who also made derogatory comments.

Anu Shukla

The female DJs smashing boundaries of social gender inequality

We crossed continents to speak with female DJs who have cultivated a spectrum of projects in the face of political instability and gender ...

MENA women shake region out of sexual harassment silence

Maedeh Sharifi

MENA women shake region out of sexual harassment silence

Women from Morocco, to Egypt, Iran and Kuwait took their countries by storm in the past year through social media to break the silence on sexual ...

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We're highlighting the best newsletters by women of colour on the internet, and those you should definitely sign up to.

Syria Kurds hand children to their Iraqi Yazidi mothers

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Syria Kurds hand children to their Iraqi Yazidi mothers

The children of alleged Islamic State members were handed back to their mothers from Iraq's Yazidi minority.

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