14 November 2023 - NPWJ News Digest on FGM & Women’s Rights


“They Don’t Treat Us like Human Beings” Abuse of Imprisoned Women in Japan
Human Rights Watch, 14 Nov 2023

Japan’s justice system has few alternatives to imprisonment, and overly depends on imprisonment. People found guilty of criminal offenses in Japan are rarely considered for alternatives to imprisonment, other than monetary fines and the whole or partial suspension of prison sentences with or without probation, and suffer violations of their human rights during their imprisonment. Mothers of young children are particularly affected by having to spend time in prison.

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What is gender-responsive budgeting?
UN Women, 13 Nov 2023

Current economic models and budgets can lead to fiscal policies and budgets that are biased. By not considering women’s needs, budgets can have unintended negative consequences.

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Latest Findings on Extreme Heat and Pregnancy in Pakistan
Human Rights Watch, 09 Nov 2023

Fainting, dehydration, nausea—a new report documents in excruciating detail the increasing challenges faced by pregnant and postpartum women enduring extreme heat in Pakistan.

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Ohio votes to enshrine right to abortion in state constitution
Le Monde, 08 Nov 2023

Ohio voters approved a constitutional amendment that ensures access to abortion and other forms of reproductive health care, the latest victory for abortion rights supporters since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last year.

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Activist Amira Bouraoui sentenced to 10 years in prison by Algerian court
RFI, 08 Nov 2023

Amira Bouraoui, who fled to France through Tunisia in February, was sentenced in absentia for an "illegal exit from the territory", one of the defence lawyers told Algerian media.

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