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8 Nov
Morelos state authorities had said Ariadna Lopez died of intoxication, but a new investigation found the 27-year-old died from "multiple traumas." One prosecutor has now been accused of covering for the woman's killer.
24 Sep
Iran has been shaken by violent mass protests after a young woman dies while in police custody, having been detained for not properly wearing a headscarf. Annette Young talks to Sussan Tahmasebi, a women's rights activist and Iranian specialist.
20 Sep
Mass protests have broken out across the Islamic nation amid public rage over the death of a young woman who had been arrested by the "morality police."
10 Sep
Captain Zuhuur Fathi Muktar is the first woman to join the Somaliland Coast Guard. In just a few years, she’s risen through the ranks, safeguarding waters while also taking on gender based stereotypes. Thus forging a path for other young women.
27 Aug
Liliane Mugabekazi, arrested in Rwanda for “shameful dressing”, has been granted bail. The 24-year-old woman was arrested on August 7 after she attended a concert wearing a sheer dress. The arrest sparked outrage among Rwandans.
24 Aug
Liliane Mugabekazi, arrested in Rwanda for "shameful dressing," has been granted bail. The 24-year-old woman was arrested on August 7 after she attended a concert wearing a sheer dress. The arrest sparked outrage among Rwandans.
4 Jul
With a track record for challenging abuses of presidental power, Ketanji Brown Jackson joins a diverse and divided US Supreme Court.
29 Jun
A snakebite to the farm owner led German police to finding more than 110 snakes. The woman who was poisoned is in a critical condition in hospital.
10 Jun
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14 May
A court in El Salvador has sentenced a woman to 30 years in prison because she suffered an obstetric emergency that ended her pregnancy. Abortions are banned in the Central American country.
8 May
In what the judge described as a "historic" case, a woman has been found guilty of sexual assault after poking holes in her partner's condoms without his knowledge or consent.
30 Apr
Wishma Sandamali, a 33-year-old Sri Lankan woman, died in a Japanese detention centre in March of last year. Her death sparked debate on the treatment of the 1,500 asylum seekers currently in detention in Japan. Many of them claim they are being treated inhumanely. Despite its economic might, Japan takes in few refugees. In 2020, it accepted less than 100 asylum seekers, while France, whose population is half the size of Japan's, took in 24,000. Our correspondents report from the city of Nagoya, where Wishma died.

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