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鈥楴obody is coming to help us鈥: Afghan teenage girls on life without school
Barred from school for 1,000 days, girls in Afghanistan face forced marriage, violence and isolation with no end in sight
10:01 AM - Jun 15, 2024
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China jails #MeToo journalist for 5 years over 鈥榠nciting subversion of state power鈥
Sophia Huang Xueqin was sentenced by Guangzhou Intermediate People鈥檚 Court alongside labour activist Wang Jianbing, who was handed 3 years and 6 months.
11:32 AM - Jun 14, 2024
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Jordanian journalist Hiba Abu Taha sentenced to prison under cybercrime law for Iran strike report
Abu Taha was reportedly arrested over an article she wrote on the kingdom's role in defending Israel by downing Iranian missiles.
07:23 AM - Jun 13, 2024
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Korean shamanism is often seen as the religion of women, appealing primarily to women and with shamans mostly women:
South Korea's young shamans revive ancient tradition with social media
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12:31 PM - Jun 12, 2024
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Singapore: Stop blaming single women for the declining birth rate
The focus on women who remain single, without considering the statistics on men who also remained single reveals a clear bias against women, implying they are the problem.
12:29 PM - Jun 12, 2024
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Malaysia: Adibah Amin first woman to be named national journalism laureate
The 88-year-old is renowned for her excellence in journalism and writing and for being an outstanding linguist, educator, and news presenter.
04:14 AM - Jun 10, 2024
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21-year-old Japanese university student arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in Tokyo
03:08 AM - Jun 09, 2024
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South Korea thinktank suggests girls start school earlier to raise birthrate
Critics label as 鈥榓bsurd鈥 idea from government-backed thinktank as country seeks to address population decline.
11:25 AM - Jun 08, 2024
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India's New Lok Sabha Will Have Fewer Women
73 women have been elected in the 2024 general elections, down from 78 in 2019, far below the 33% target of the Women鈥檚 Reservation Bill
10:49 AM - Jun 07, 2024
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Hong Kong activist Chan Po-ying spent decades fighting for democracy with her husband. After his arrest, she continued
鈥淟ong Hair is still here so I of course must hang in there,鈥 Chan said.
11:20 AM - Jun 06, 2024
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To promote marriage and address the chronically low birthrate, the Tokyo metropolitan government is releasing its own dating app, expected to become available this summer.
11:45 AM - Jun 05, 2024
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She Devoted Herself to Teaching About the Tiananmen Massacre. Hong Kong Shunned Her.
The story of Rowena He, a scholar of China鈥檚 bloody 1989 crackdown, reflects narrowing space for academic freedom
08:37 AM - Jun 04, 2024
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Claudia Sheinbaum, a leftwing climate scientist and former mayor of Mexico City, has won a landslide victory to become the country鈥檚 first female president.
11:24 AM - Jun 03, 2024
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Tens of thousands of LGBTQ South Koreans and their supporters gathered in central Seoul for annual Pride celebrations on June 1, despite the event's traditional venue being banned by authorities for the second consecutive year.
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05:57 AM - Jun 02, 2024
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After a quarter century, Thailand鈥檚 LGBTQ Pride Parade is seen as a popular and political success
Thailand kicked off its celebration of Pride Month with a parade, as the country is on course to become the first nation in Southeast Asia to legalize marriage equality.
11:33 AM - Jun 01, 2024
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鈥榃e exist鈥: South Korea鈥檚 first LGBTQ councillor fights for more inclusion
Cha Hae-young may have cracked the ruling party鈥檚 rainbow ceiling but admits there is a long way to go to make the country鈥檚 politics inclusive. #PrideMonth
06:44 AM - Jun 01, 2024
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Leaked video reveals the lie of Miss Universe鈥檚 empowerment promise
鈥淭he trans women, the women with husbands, divorced women ... They can compete but they cannot win,鈥 says Jakapong "Anne" Jakrajutatip, part owner of the Miss Universe Organization.
07:50 AM - May 31, 2024
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'We Are Lady Parts' creator Nida Manzoor on fear, fun and Malala
Her wildly successful sitcom about a Muslim punk band is back, better than before 鈥 and features the Nobel laureate in a Stetson.
10:48 AM - May 30, 2024
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Two alums of Seoul National University, South Korea鈥檚 top-ranked university, have been arrested for digital sex crimes in a Telegram group chat, reigniting public outrage following the notorious 鈥淣th Room鈥 scandal disclosed in 2019.
07:51 AM - May 29, 2024 (Edited)
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As world marks Menstrual Hygiene Day, women in Gaza lack basic necessities
The majority of women in Gaza have had to deal with period poverty since Israel launched its war on the territory on October 7.
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11:45 AM - May 28, 2024
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'At the click of a button' 鈥 the scourge of deepfake AI porn
鈥淢irroring trends in sexual violence, the non-consensual creation of sexually explicit material with deepfake technology is largely targeted at women,鈥 said Sugidha Nithiananthan of the Association of Women for Action and Research.
04:03 AM - May 28, 2024
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In Saudi Arabia, an all-women psychedelic rock band jams out as its conservative society loosens up
Seera, which blends traditional Arabic melodies with the resurgent psychedelia of bands like Tame Impala, would have been unthinkable just years earlier in the kingdom.
08:24 AM - May 27, 2024
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For Nepal, says Everest record-setting female climber
Phunjo Jhangmu Lama smashed the record for the fastest ascent of Everest by a woman, conquering the world's highest mountain in just 14 hours and 31 minutes -- a feat that usually takes other climbers days to rest and acclimatise.
10:31 AM - May 26, 2024 (Edited)
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Pakistan: Why are there so few female judges?
Across Pakistan and South Asia, women are struggling to become judges and rise up to senior judiciary positions. Those who have tried say Pakistan's patriarchal system is holding them back.
07:34 AM - May 26, 2024
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Fear of Fashion
Although everyone participates in fashion, men shirk from being too closely associated with it. One reason, perhaps, is that taking a strong interest in clothing has been historically coded as frivolous and feminine.
05:29 AM - May 25, 2024
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Marriage equality support reaches new high, 5 years after Taiwan legalize gay marriage
Support for same-sex marriage has reached about 56.5% -- up from about 41% in 2020 -- according to polling results released by the Taiwan Equality Campaign. #LGBTQ
06:48 AM - May 24, 2024
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'I am also a victim of revenge porn': New BBC documentary shows late Goo Hara was instrumental in exposing Burning Sun scandal
The late K-pop singer was battling molka 鈥 illegal filming or sharing of sex photos and videos 鈥 of her own when she helped reporters investigating the nightclub scandal.
01:14 AM - May 24, 2024
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Philippine Lawmakers Pass Bill Legalizing Divorce
The Philippines is the only place outside the Vatican where divorce is outlawed, largely due to the influence of the Catholic Church.
08:07 AM - May 23, 2024
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For first time, South Korea exhibition sheds light on women's roles in East Asian Buddhist art
鈥淯nsullied, Like a Lotus in Mud鈥 revisits centuries-old Buddhist art of Korea, China and Japan through a gender lens.
01:06 AM - May 22, 2024
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Lebanese-British lawyer Amal Clooney played a key role in a report that calls for arrest warrants for senior Israeli and Hamas officials from the International Criminal Court (ICC), following months of silence over the war on Gaza.
11:46 AM - May 21, 2024
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