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Despite Reputation as Way Station, Mexico Is Becoming a Destination for Migrant Women

Region: Mexico

Topics: Human MigrationWomen's Rights

Women are nearly as likely as men to migrate, fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries to seek opportunities abroad. Many of these women don’t set out for Mexico – but a new social program and the success stories of others are making it an attractive destination.

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In DRC, Married Women Receive Preferential Access to Birth Control

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Reproductive RightsWomen's Rights

Unmarried women say access to birth control has declined significantly here. Unlikely to receive contraceptives at a hospital or clinic, single women turn to pharmacies, where expired or fake birth control is taking a toll on their health.

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Growing Number of Women Disabled Amid Kashmir Violence Receive Little or No Aid Copy

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: Human RightsWomen's Rights

Women disabled in conflict-related violence are deemed a burden to their families and don’t have equal access to health care or economic opportunities. The government has mentioned the idea of compensation but hasn't taken any action.

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After Escaping Armed Groups in DRC, Rape Stigma Prevents Former Girl Soldiers from Going Home

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Women's Rights

Girls who escape armed groups after being abducted often face challenges trying to reintegrate into society. In eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, girls represent 30 to 40 percent of children recruited into armed groups, according to a 2017 report by Child Soldiers International, but there is little aid for girls who escape, and the stigma they face often prevents them from returning home.

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Growing Number of Women Disabled Amid Kashmir Violence Receive Little or No Aid

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: Human RightsWomen's Rights

Women disabled in conflict-related violence are deemed a burden to their families and don’t have equal access to health care or economic opportunities. The government has mentioned the idea of compensation but hasn't taken any action.

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For Servers in DRC Bars, Routine Harassment Is Part of the Job

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: JobsWomen's Rights

Finding paid work is hard in Democratic Republic of Congo. A job in a bar is better than no job at all, but it comes at a price.

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Widows in DRC Are Often Subjected to Violence, but One Locality Is Fighting Back

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Women's Rights

In Democratic Republic of Congo, widows are often abused and harassed by their in-laws. But the local government in Kisangani is intervening to help these women assert their rights and to change the culture that tolerates abuse of women.

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In DRC, Female Lawyers Take on Domestic Violence

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Women's Rights

Domestic violence is common for women in DRC, but Dynamique des Femmes Juristes (DFJ), a human-rights organization, is working to change the status quo. DFJ has reached more than 100,000 people through awareness campaigns and is working to empower women, offering access to medical, legal and psychological services.

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Argentine Women Football Players Show Resilience in Face of Barriers

Region: Argentina

Topics: Women's Rights

In September 2017, Argentina's national women's football team went on a two-week strike to force the sport's governing body to pay overdue training costs. The nation's professional women players and coaches say they are underserved, and opportunities for growth are limited, while the governing body promises change.

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