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Fighting Gender-Based Violence  

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly put forth the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women. Two years later at the United Nations Fourth Annual Conference on Women in Beijing, Hillary Clinton famously stated, “Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights.” At the time, Clinton was First Lady. Now, […]

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Female Genital Mutilation Becomes Illegal in Nigeria  

Two days ago, Nigeria took a momentous and historic step toward ending institutionalized violence against women and girls by outlawing female genital mutilation (FGM). Outgoing Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathon, signed the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act 2015 into law after the bill was passed in the Senate on May 5. The law now prohibits female […]

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