13 September 2022 – FGM & Women’s Rights

13 Sep, 2022 | News Digests

Yemeni women celebrate country’s shift towards gender equality

The National, 13 Sep 2022

Yemeni women have voiced their pride over the appointment of the first female judge to the country’s Supreme Judicial Council and demanded more action to narrow the gender gap. Only a third of women in Yemen are literate, making up less than 2 per cent of the political process and a mere 6 per cent of the labour force, the lowest in the world, according to the 2020 Global Gender Gap Index.

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Courts As Harbingers Of Women’s Rights In India Today

Outlook India, 12 Sep 2022

75 years of India’s Independence, and there is so much that has happened and chan¬ged since August 15, 1947. When we examine the status of women in its light, we find there are many changes that have taken place, many laws that have been enacted, presumably with the objective of providing relief to women whose rights in relation to the family or otherwise are violated.

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Oyo to eradicate female genital mutilation practices – Coordinator

Blue Print, 12 Sep 2022

The coordinator of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) for Ilua Community, in Oyo state, Princess Victoria Adetona, has said that the state government is determined to eradicate FGM practice in the state. Princess Adetona stated this weekend at a public declaration ceremony of Female Genital Mutilation/Circumcision Abandonment held in Ilua community, Kajola, Okeho area of Oyo state.

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UN accuses Taliban of harassing, detaining female staff in Afghanistan

France24, 12 Sep 2022

The United Nations mission in Afghanistan has accused the Taliban authorities of intimidating and harassing its female staff working in the country, including detaining three women for questioning on Monday.

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