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Britain plans new laws to prevent female genital mutilation
Reuters UK
The government, hosting a one-day London summit on FGM and forced marriage, also announced 1.4 million pounds of funding for an prevention programme and said it would enact legislation that would see parents prosecuted if they fail to prevent their ...
Britain plans new laws to prevent child marriagesThe Nation
UK's Cameron urges world to tackle “preventable evil” of FGM and child marriageThomson Reuters Foundation (blog)

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A Safe Alternative to Female Circumcision
The Women's International Perspective
... in 1996, and grew out of the collaboration between a women's Kenyan group, called “Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization” (MYWO) and the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), a non-profit, international organization whose aim is to ...



The Guardian

European champion Becky Downie eyes gold at Commonwealth Games
The Guardian
... uneven bars at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships Becky Downie competing in the women's uneven bars at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp. ... But no one could have predicted that it would be an eight-year drought ...

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Mistwood ready for Illinois Women's Open
Chicago Daily Herald
The LPGA's new International Crown event begins Thursday at Caves Valley in Baltimore. The inaugural four-day event, featuring four-player teams from eight countries, will come to Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove in 2016. Rich Harvest's staff will ...



Official Day 1 2014 World Junior Discussion Thread: Fisher and Joseph Go ...
LetsRun.com
The 2014 World Junior Championships got underway this afternoon in Eugene, Ore., and there were two mid-distance events on the schedule: the semifinals of the men's 1,500, featuring Americans Patrick Joseph (Virginia Tech) and Foot Locker/adidas Dream ...



Anita Hinroksdottir Leads Qualifiers in Women's 800m at World Junior ...
LetsRun.com
EUGENE, OREGON (22-Jul) — Despite being 3,845 miles from her home in Reykjavik, Iceland, Anita Hinriksdottir looked quite comfortable racing on the famed oval at Hayward Field. Decisively moving into the lead with 250 meters remaining in the first ...

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Inter Press Service

Reproductive Rights to Take Centre Stage at UN Special Session
Inter Press Service
This is part of a series of special stories on world population and challenges to the Sustainable Development Goals on the occasion of World Population Day on July 11. A basket of condoms is passed around during International Women's Day in Manila.

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Independent Online

Vagina Monologues writer visiting Zim
New Zimbabwe.com
In a statement on Tuesday, Exit Digital said Ensler would be accompanied by V-Day director, Monique Wilson, who is also an internationally renowned women's activist. Wilson is a member of Gabriela – a national alliance of grassroots women's ...
Vagina Monologues Writer to Visit ZimbabweBulawayo24
Why is women's sexuality threatening?Independent Online

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Financial Express

Protecting girls' rights: ending forced marriage
Open Democracy
... Global Women's Issues Catherine Russell's statements at the UN Commission on the Status of Women, to recent remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry at World Population Day, and even a Presidential Proclamation issued on the last International Day ...
Ending child marriage: NGO hopes for the Girl SummitThe Guardian
Exclusive Interview: Justine Greening MP On Why Ending FGM Starts Here, And ...Marie Claire.co.uk

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Season of change for Lady Panthers
Springfield News-Leader
On Day One, my voicemail was full within five minutes, and emails were overflowing," Miller said. "But I've ... Faussurier has represented Spain on a number of international teams, including in this summer's European U20 Women's championships. She will ...


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