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Data Discrepancies Anger Activists as Cases of Murdered and Missing Girls, Teens Rise

Region: Mexico

Topics: Human RightsWomen's Rights

In Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state, there is no streamlined system to coordinate criminal data about disappearances and murders, especially of women and children. Local government officials say that they’re trying to fix the problem, but rights organizations say they aren’t doing enough.

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When Husbands Don’t Leave a Will, Widows Must Fight for Their Inheritance

Region: Uganda

Topics: Legal RightsMoneyWomen's Rights

Widows in Uganda have few rights when it comes to claiming inheritance. Women’s groups that advocate for them have seen some success, but find themselves unable to reach many widows in need outside of urban areas.

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HIV Stigma Makes Zambian Mothers Think Twice About Exclusive Breastfeeding

Region: Zambia

Topics: HealthWomen's Rights

In Zambia, women who are HIV-positive are encouraged to exclusively breastfeed their babies, but those mothers say extended breastfeeding is a telltale sign that they have the virus.

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In Srinagar, Renowned Floating Gardens Have Been Men’s Domain – Until Now

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: AgricultureJobsWomen's Rights

Dal Lake is known as a jewel of Indian-administered Kashmir. Now, women, who are increasingly cultivating produce on the lake, say it’s key to their livelihoods.

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Teen Mothers in Chiapas, Mexico Express Regret and Fulfillment

Region: Mexico

Topics: Women's Rights

Mexico has long had one of the world’s highest rates of teen pregnancies, a problem particularly acute in Chiapas, the country’s southernmost state. Global Press Journal spoke with teen mothers there to hear their stories of being pregnant and raising a child while still a teenager.

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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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