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1/4/2015
Joan Kagezi, the top Ugandan state prosecutor in the trial of 13 men accused of a deadly al-Shabab bomb attack, has been shot dead in Kampala.
 
Ms Kagezi was targeted on her way home by motorbike gunmen, officials say.
 
The trial of the men, accused of links to the 2010 Kampala suicide bombing which killed 76 people, has been suspended.
 
31/3/2015

Indonesia's most prominent  Islamic clerical body has issued a fatwa proposing a host of punishments for

30/3/2015

Gender incompetent policies and hierarchical understandings of rights dominate global economic governance programmes.

25/3/2015

The circular stirred controversy in Yemeni society, especially among women who feel that the next phase will bring in many unpleasant surprises regarding hard-won gains they had achieved. Some women have concerns about Houthis since they are so dogmatic when it comes to women’s rights.

23/3/2015

Estayqazat, a Syrian feminist movement, seeks to empower women to accept and freely talk about their sexuality, which is a taboo subject in Syria's patriarchal society.

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23/3/2015

The coffin of a woman, killed by a mob in Kabul on an apparently false charge, has been carried by women, marking a break with Afghan funeral customs.

20/3/2015

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Aminata Manneh commonly known as Minah is a 3rd Year University of The Gambia student, a gender activist and also an intern at the American Corner, Banjul, has gone missing.

19/3/2015

Women in Iran could face significant restrictions on their use of contraceptives and be further excluded from the labour market unless they have had a child, if two proposed laws are approved, says a new report by Amnesty International published today.