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We’re still failing victims of FGM

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Why has France successfully prosecuted over 100 criminals relating to FGM while the UK will make its first prosecution this year?

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The forced marriage ban: will it work?

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Iram Ramzan talks to feminist activist Habiba Jaan about women’s rights, the ban on forced marriage and cultural double standards.

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The criticism of criminalising forced marriage overstates the case

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Changes to the law show the UK is serious about calling time on forced marriage.

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If we really want gender equality, we have to change the electoral system itself

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The argument that parliament would be flooded with a series of token women hardly stands up to scrutiny.

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‘Rouhani smiles better. He talks better. But no changes have taken place’

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Iram Ramzan recently caught up with Iranian lawyer and human rights activist Shirin Ebadi during a talk about women’s rights, President Rouhani and the situation inside Iran.

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We have an opportunity to build a positive legacy for women and girls in Afghanistan

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Labour must be a tireless champion of efforts to stamp out sexual violence in Afghanistan.

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15 reasons women shouldn’t vote for UKIP

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Thinking of voting for UKIP tomorrow? If you care even a jot about the rights of women, think on.

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Britain’s sharia councils and secular alternatives

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The secular legal system can uphold the rights of minority women forced to conform to patriarchal religious laws, writes Lejla Kuric.

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Opinion: In defence of the #NoMakeUpSelfie

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Patrick English argues that criticisms of the #NoMakeUpSelfie campaign are misplaced and we should support a movement which is doing so much good.

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Confinement of Saudi princesses a reminder that women are second-class citizens in Saudi Arabia

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The ugly reality mocks the image of a nation cited as the citadel of Islam.

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