23 February 2021 - NPWJ News Digest on FGM & Women's Rights


FROM THE FIELD: The Indian women weaving a digital web
UN News, 21 Feb 2021

Hundreds of thousands of Indian women are learning to market themselves and sell products online, with the support of a digital literacy project managed by the World Bank.

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They Built Libraries to Honor Loved Ones, Women Felled by Bombings
The New York Times, 21 Feb 2021

As negotiations push forward, it is unclear whether Afghanistan can achieve peace with the Taliban while preserving gains made on women’s rights and education.

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Venezuelan Women Lose Access to Contraception, and Control of Their Lives
The New York Times, 20 Feb 2021

Affordable birth control has disappeared, pushing many women into unplanned pregnancies at a time when they can barely feed the children they already have.

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Mexican Senate Takes a Step to Protect Women with Disabilities
Human Rights Watch, 18 Feb 2021

This week, Mexico’s Senate approved a reform to the country’s General Law for Women's Access to a Life free from Violence by including disability as one of the elements prosecutors and courts must evaluate when deciding to grant protection to women who are victims of violence.

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Nepalis protest 'ridiculous' proposed ban on women travelling abroad
The Guardian, 17 Feb 2021

A proposed law in Nepal that would ban women from travelling abroad without permission from their families and local government officials has been called unconstitutional and “ridiculous”.

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