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New leaders of Sudan sworn in: What happens now?

Human Rights Watch offer legal insight on the continuing situation, including what should be done to stop the violence since the new leaders of Sudan have been sworn in.

Decriminalise sex work to stop HIV, says Human Rights Watch

South African authorities are obstructing efforts to decriminalise sex work and end the HIV pandemic, Human Rights Watch and the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) said in a report.
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What is the impact of the new divorce laws?

Victoria Syvret explains the real-world legal impact of the UK's new divorce laws, reflecting on the flaws of how divorces happened before the change.
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Women and minority faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

Here, Florida International University (FIU) discusses FUI ADVANCE, a research mission tackling institutional bias against women and minority faculty.
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Saudi government proposes legal reform for women

The Saudi government has announced legal reforms for women whilst women activists remain locked up, Human Rights Watch said today.
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Over 50% of women in the workplace feel empowered

Here, a survey of 1,424 women in the workplace is analysed to find that over half of the respondents feel empowered.
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International Women’s Day: Women and HIV awareness

In this article, HIV activist Philip Baldwin illuminates issues surrounding women and HIV for International Women's Day 2019.
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PM Johnson must stop arms export to Saudi Arabia says Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch said that PM Boris Johnson must address the rising use of food banks, the ongoing weapons export to Saudi Arabia and the genuine application of human rights in foreign policy.
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Suffering in silence: The fear of undocumented female victims in America

In this article, immigration attorney Kushal Patel exposes how undocumented female victims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse feel unable to go to the police, due to the policy adopted by President Trump.
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Which countries are the most progressive on maternity leave?

Instant Offices have looked at which countries have the most progressive approaches into maternity leave around the world.
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Ralph J. Poole: Becoming a gender-queer researcher

Professor Ralph J. Poole, University of Salzburg, opens up about his career as a gender-queer researcher, here.
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Minority discrimination linked to increased risk of psychosis

Discrimination is likely to be associated with an increased risk of psychosis, according to research by psychologists at the University of Manchester and Lancaster.
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Jail sentences for miscarriages in Honduras

Abortion is illegal in all circumstances, including rape and incest, whilst women are currently facing serious jail time for miscarriages in Honduras.
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UNESCO recommendations to stop gender stereotypes in AI

UNESCO has published a report to investigate gender equality in digital professions and eliminate gender stereotypes in AI applications such as Siri.
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WHO removes ‘Gender Identity Disorder’ diagnosis

The World Health Organization (WHO) has removed 'Gender Identity Disorder' from their diagnostic guidelines; meaning that Trans individuals should not be dismissed by Governments as 'mentally ill'.
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Penny Mordaunt announces UK Period Poverty Taskforce

Minister for Women and Equalities Penny Mordaunt, a candidate for leadership of the Conservative party, today (28 May) announced a Period Poverty Taskforce.
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What is next for the abortion ban in Northern Ireland?

Whilst Ireland voted one year ago to repeal abortion, the abortion ban in Northern Ireland remains one of the strictest and most criticised in the modern world: What should happen next?
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Brunei: New report on abusive penal code

Brunei should immediately repeal its abusive penal code, which violates a range of human rights, Human Rights Watch said today.
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Iranian parliament approves reform on unfair citizenship law

Iran’s Parliament on May 13, 2019, approved an amendment on unfair citizenship law to allow Iranian women to pass their nationality to their children.
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Trans people in China risk lives with dangerous self-surgery

Trans people in China are performing highly dangerous surgery on themselves and buying unsafe hormone treatments on the black market.

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