01 March 2022 - NPWJ News Digest on FGM & Women's Rights

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International Women’s Day: Nature’s First Conference on Gender Equity
Publishing Perspectives, 28 Feb 2022

This morning (February 28) from its London offices in Crinan Street, the Springer Nature Group has announced that it will follow March 8’s International Women´s Day with a free, two-day digital program on February 9 and 10 on gender equity from Nature’s conference division. The conference is titled Breaking Barriers for Gender Equity Through Research. 

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International Women's Day 2022: Ambitious future for Europe's women after COVID-19
EU Reporter, 28 Feb 2022

Teleworking, gender equality, mental health and unpaid care work are the focus of events around International Women’s Day on 8 March. 

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UN women’s rights committee publishes findings on Dominican Republic, Gabon, Lebanon, Panama, Peru, Senegal, Uganda and Uzbekistan
African Business, 28 Feb 2022

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on Monday issued its findings on the Dominican Republic, Gabon, Lebanon, Panama, Peru, Senegal, Uganda and Uzbekistan, the eight States parties that it reviewed during its latest session. 

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In Somaliland, COVID Brings 'Cutters' Door to Door for Girls
VOA, 28 Feb 2022

Safia Ibrahim's business was in trouble. COVID-19 had taken hold in Somaliland, in the Horn of Africa. The 50-year-old widow with 10 children to support set out door to door on the capital's outskirts, a razor at hand, taking advantage of the lockdown to seek work with a question: Have your daughters been cut? 

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Afghan public universities reopen with gender segregated classes
Aljazeera, 26 Feb 2022

Afghanistan’s main universities have reopened six months after the Taliban returned to power, but only a trickle of women have returned to now-segregated classes. Most secondary schools for girls and all public universities were shuttered following the Taliban´s August 15 takeover, sparking fears women would be barred from education – as happened during the first rule of the Taliban, from 1996-2001. 

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College dreams dashed as young Afghan women fight to keep poverty at bay
Reuters, 25 Feb 2022

 As students return to universities across Afghanistan this month, law major Waheeda Bayat will not be among them.
The 24-year-old was looking forward to resuming her course at the private Gawharshad University in Kabul, but amid an economic collapse that has dragged millions of Afghans into poverty, she cannot afford to go back.

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In conservative Kuwait, women still battling for their rights
Middle East Online, 23 Feb 2022

The ban of a yoga trip prompts Kuwaiti women to call for freedoms they say authorities have steadily stifled amid deep governmental dysfunction on major issues. 

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