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There was rare, positive news on justice in China this week. Chen Man, who was wrongfully convicted on a murder charge in 1994, was finally released after spending 21 years in prison. But the regime has a long way to go before its claim of being governed…
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Pion H., 12, was 10-years-old when her father tried to force her to undergo female genital mutilation (FG M) and marry a much older man.
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Libyan authorities should seize a historic opportunity to promote and protect women’s rights as the country transitions from four decades of dictatorship. The parliament, government, and other bodies should ensure that women can participate actively and…
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Almost half of South Sudanese girls between ages 15 and 19 are married, some as young as age 12. An egregious violation of women and girls’ human rights, child marriage in South Sudan exacerbates the country’s high levels of poverty, low levels of…
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police Guilty of Abusive Policing, Neglect Along ‘Highway of Tears’
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Approximately 400 women and girls are imprisoned in Afghanistan for “moral crimes”, which usually involve flight from unlawful forced marriage or domestic violence. Some women and girls have been convicted of zina, sex outside of marriage, after being…
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Women’s rights have progressed significantly in the last two decades, but major challenges remain in order to end global gender discrimination. The Unfinished Revolution: Voices from the Global Fight for Women's Rights tells the story of the struggle to…
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