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Oct 2013: To date, 87 men have received the Nobel Peace Prize and 14 women.... The Nobel Prize has been awarded 807 times to men and 44 times to women.

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Sept 2012: Following horrific incidents where Women Human Rights Defenders were targeted, Safeworld issued a statement, endorsed by AWID, WNN, and NGOs worldwide, on the urgent need for protection of Women Human Rights Defenders...

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Oct 2013: Every year, 7.3 million adolescent girls give birth in developing countries, 2 million of them under the age of 15. In Latin America, 18 percent of women aged 20 to 24 have given birth at least once before the age of 18. 

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By Olutosin Adebowale - "Why would such an old man want to marry a 15 year-old child? Why would my mother conceive such plan? He was old enough to be our father... "

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By Zoneziwoh Mbongdgulo - '“The ageing population is the fastest growing minority group”... one Kenyan delegate told me at the 2nd International Conference on Ageing, in Quebec.'

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May 2013: By Courtenay Forbes - "The report by the UN Rapporteur on Torture emphasises that absolute bans on abortion have been deemed as violating the prohibition of torture and ill treatment..."

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April 2013: By Soraya Chemaly - "Is it too much to hope for that Facebook's famously pro-woman chief operating officer might do something about Facebook's misogyny problem before she is simply forced to act because it's hurting the company's bottom line?"

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April 2013: By Peter Hilton - "Pre-existing problems such as famine and water shortages are exacerbated by conflict, and those hit hardest by this are women and children...."

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I try to put myself in your shoes. You had consented to a marriage when you were much younger than me and there I was: educated, older, far too independent and far too westernised...

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