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SURVEY: State repression of Uyghur women

HRWF is conducting a confidential survey of Uyghur women to learn more about their experiences with state repression and to help shape HRWF’s strategy for advocacy in the EU on Uyghur women’s rights.  The survey is secure and submissions are encrypted to ensure the highest level of safeguarding the information provided. Your participation is greatly appreciated!

EU: The European Commission’s second anti-trafficking report: A call to end the “culture of impunity”

By Brianna Hertford, Human Rights Without Frontiers   HRWF (18.09.2019) – On the 12th of September 2019, Dr Myria Vassiliadou, the EU Anti Trafficking Coordinator, presented the EU Commission’s second report on trafficking to the FEMM and LIBE committees at...

ASIA: Gender equality and women leaders benefit companies and society: President Halimah

The Straits Times (18.09.2019) - https://bit.ly/2lX2WlP - Companies and society will benefit from increasing participation by women in the economy and leadership positions, said President Halimah Yacob on Wednesday (18.09.2019).   Madam Halimah told the Women's...

SOUTH AFRICA: In Pictures | Women protest against gender-based violence

By Barry Christianson New Frame (06.09.2019) - https://bit.ly/2kszS5m - Women’s voices reverberated in fury as protesters honoured those who have been raped and murdered in South Africa, and demanded that the government take better action against perpetrators. HRWF...

AUSTRALIA: Hospital hierarchies are fostering sexual harassment against young doctors

In a stressful workplace where life-and-death decisions are taken, blatant sexual offensiveness can be dismissed as letting off steam   By Louise Stone, Christine Phillips and Kirsty Douglas   The Guardian (10.09.2019) - https://bit.ly/2lEN5YR - As issues...

Watch: Protestors mark 100 domestic violence deaths in France in 2019

100 deaths and counting: France’s femicide problem By Vincent Coste & Lindsey Johnstone Euronews (03.09.2019) - https://bit.ly/2lYCF6A - A demonstration was held in Paris on Sunday to denounce the 100th femicide in France this year, at which people held signs...

NPR: Afghan women still being imprisoned for failing virginity tests

RFERL (28.08.2019) - https://bit.ly/2lvJtbH - Afghan women are still being imprisoned for failing virginity tests, despite a nationwide ban on the unscientific practice, U.S. National Public Radio (NPR) reported on August 27.   Farhad Javid, an Islamic policy...

CHINA: Attacked for gender, not views: Hong Kong women protesters facing rape threats from troll army

A young female protester, Ka Yau Ho, said a photograph shared online of her being detained by the police during a rally was altered so it appeared her nipples were showing.   News 18 (02.09.2019) - https://bit.ly/2lP75YK- Rape threats, body-shaming and doctored...

UGANDA: Kampala’s market women unite against harassment

Tired of suffering physical and verbal abuse at one of the Ugandan capital’s largest markets, female vendors are holding perpetrators to account   By Alice McCool   The Guardian (19.08.2019) - https://bit.ly/2Z1CtGe - Some men are in the habit of touching...

Saudis open borders for women to travel without male permission

By Vivian Nereim and Donna Abu-Nasr   Bloomberg (20.08.2019) - https://bloom.bg/2TUP20j - Saudi Arabia said a landmark policy change allowing women to travel without permission from a male guardian has come into effect.   Women can go to passport department...

‘Historic’ day as India outlaws ‘triple talaq’ Islamic instant divorce

Minister says women now have justice but Muslim groups accuse Hindu-led government of community interference The Guardian (31.07.2019) - https://bit.ly/2YfcQ4j - India’s parliament has approved a bill outlawing the centuries-old right of a Muslim man to instantly...

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