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#Women’s rights

Italy's new Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni prepares to preside over her government's first Cabinet meeting at Palazzo Chigi in Rome on October 23, 2022. Photo: Andreas Solaro / AFP
Italy's new Prime Minister Giorgia Melon... […]

Italy’s PM is a trailblazer, just don’t call her feminist

In her rapid rise through Italian politics, Giorgia Meloni has repeatedly shattered the glass ceiling and has now become the first woman premier in the still staunchly patriarchal country
An activist of the "Declic" movement for women's rights holds a printed half face picture showing a victim of domestic violence during a protest in Bucharest. Photo: Daniel Mihailescu / AFP-File
An activist of the "Declic" movement for... […]

As pandemic eases, fatal gender violence worsens in Europe

As life returns to normal in Europe, there has been a resurgence of violence against women as abusers experience a "loss of the control" they enjoyed throughout the coronavirus lockdowns
Women take part in a protest demanding justice for victims of gender violence at Constitution Square in Guatemala City on October 10, 2020. Photo: Johan Ordonez / AFP
Women take part in a protest demanding j... […]

Pandemic inflames violence against women

No country has been spared the coronavirus epidemic, nor the scourge of domestic violence which has surged during lockdowns, as the day marking the fight to end violence against women is held