18 October 2022 – FGM & Women’s Rights

18 Ott, 2022 | Rassegna Stampa

Stop female mutilation, Foundation tells parents

The Guardian, 18 Oct 2022

Founder, Monu Olarewaju Foundation, a non-governmental organization, Chinwe Monu Olaruwaju, has appealed to parents, governments and other stakeholders to jettison the idea of early marriage and female genital mutilation of the girl child, describing them as unpleasant traditional practices militated against them.

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Fears for Iranian climber Elnaz Rekabi after she competed in Seoul without a hijab

The Guardian, 18 Oct 2022

There are growing fears for an Iranian climber who competed in an international tournament without a hijab in South Korea after friends told the BBC’s Persian service that they have been unable to contact her since Sunday.

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Joint Statement: 43 Rights Groups Call for Urgent Action on Iran at UN Human Rights Council

Center for Human Rights in Iran, 17 Oct 2022

Forty-three human rights groups, including the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI), today urged the UN Human Rights Council to urgently hold a special session that should establish an independent mechanism with investigative, reporting and accountability functions to address the most serious crimes under international law and other gross human rights violations committed in Iran, including in the context of successive waves of protest crackdowns.

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Afghanistan: Taliban ban women from many university subjects

BBC, 15 Oct 2022

A year after banning most teenage girls from attending school, the Taliban are imposing sweeping restrictions on which courses women can enroll in at public universities.

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Honduras Should Commit to Protecting Women’s and Girls’ Rights

Human Rights Watch , 14 Oct 2022

On October 18 and 19, a committee of international women’s rights experts will review Honduras’ progress in implementing the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), an international treaty designed to uphold women’s and girls’ rights around the world.

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Marriage laws in MENA region put women at increased risk of child marriage and domestic violence

Middle East Monitor, 14 Oct 2022

A new policy briefing by the NGO, Equality Now, on how marriage laws in the MENA region and around the world discriminate against women and girls reveals how failure to reform means they are at increased risk of human rights violations, such as child marriage and domestic violence.

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Japan will end law that restricted women from marrying after divorce

Fortune, 14 Oct 2022

Japan is set to change a 19th-century law deciding the paternity of a child born after divorce, in a bid to reduce the number of babies who remain unregistered and face difficulty in accessing healthcare and education. 

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