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Egypt prepares to commemorate counter-FGM day
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Egypt prepares to commemorate counter-FGM day

The national councils for Population, and Childhood and Motherhood on Wednesday will commemorate the International Day of Zero Tolerance for…
Afghan women fear turning back clock under Taliban
Middle East

Afghan women fear turning back clock under Taliban

KABUL (Reuters) – Eighteen years ago, at the height of the Taliban’s power in Afghanistan, Roshan Mashal secretly taught her…
Child marriage in Egypt reaches 117,000 children: CAPMAS
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Child marriage in Egypt reaches 117,000 children: CAPMAS

An official CAPMAS report announced that 117,000 children under the age of 18 in Egypt are or have been married,…
Giza establishes the first women and girls zone in Egypt
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Giza establishes the first women and girls zone in Egypt

Giza has become the first governorate in Egypt to include a special zone for women and girls, following in the…
Austria to ban girls wearing headscarves in kindergarten and elementary schools
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Austria to ban girls wearing headscarves in kindergarten and elementary schools

The right-wing government wants to ban girls in kindergarten and primary schools from wearing headscarves. It’s unclear how many children…
UN: Child marriage dropped significantly in previous decade
World

UN: Child marriage dropped significantly in previous decade

The children’s agency UNICEF welcomed the new findings, but said “we’ve got a long way to go.” The new figures…
21 Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces
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21 Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces

The use of rape by Myanmar’s armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, The Associated Press found in interviews with…
Saudi Arabia to introduce physical education for schoolgirls
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Saudi Arabia to introduce physical education for schoolgirls

Saudi public schools will begin offering physical education for girls in the coming academic year, the kingdom’s education ministry announced…
Afghan students denied US visa to attend robot competition
Middle East

Afghan students denied US visa to attend robot competition

Six female students from war-torn Afghanistan who had hoped to participate in an international robotics competition in the US this…
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