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Uganda: Assault on human rights

On 10 September, two Ugandan LGBTI activists, Georgina (aka Oundo George) and Brenda (aka Kiiza) were taken into custody by two men in plain clothes who identified themselves as police officers. The two activists were held illegally for one week, were denied any legal representation, denied bail and never brought before a judge. Under both Ugandan and International law the detention was illegal….…

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The Uprising of Women in the Arab World

‘How can a country be liberated when half its population is not?’ asks an online women’s campaign group. Noreen Sadik reports.…

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Cooking up improved conditions in the kitchen

Cleaner, quicker stoves will benefit women and their families in south Asia, says Lucy Stevens. .…

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Why should we be grateful for the Pope’s small mercy?

Kate Smurthwaite is underwhelmed by the one-off opportunity for women to be forgiven their abortions..…

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‘School can make girls into women, not FGM’

Sidi Sarro and Francis Odhiambo ask a group of Maasai women in Kenya about the challenges they encounter in a community slow to change.…

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Protest-free zones are a must outside clinics

Why are women still having to campaign for the right to a harassment-free abortion? asks Rosa Ellis.…

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Justice at last for raped three-year-old

A landmark judgment brings hope for child protection in India, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara. But behind it lies a horror story.…

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Olympic sex-trafficking myth creates climate of fear

Fears of a flood of sex workers entering London are creating extreme unease despite little evidence to back this up, says Giedre Steikunaite.…

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Lebanon’s legal blind spot

Domestic violence is still not a crime in this supposedly progressive state, as Harriet Fitch Little explains.…

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Shut up, stay put – and have nice babies

Spain’s new abortion law is just one more example of the government’s patriarchal, patronizing and hypocritical attitude, says Marian Womack.…

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