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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
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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
A near-deserted Regent Street in London pictured on April 13, 2020 during the nationwide lockdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Glyn Kirk / AFP
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Exit lockdowns with caution to avoid being confined again: experts

As several countries prepare to ease sweeping restrictions in place to slow the coronavirus pandemic, experts say the openings should be enacted with caution to avoid a fresh wave of infection
Women hold a giant banner reading "Careful, sexist violence kills" during a demonstration to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Madrid on November 25, 2019. Photo: Oscar Del Pozo / AFP
Women hold a giant banner reading "Caref... […]

Far right challenges Spain’s fight against gender violence

Two decades ago Ana Orantes gripped Spain when she recounted during a prime-time television interview the abuse she suffered at the hands of her ex-husband for 40 years
Portraits of women victims of violence pictured during a vigil in memory of a murdered women before the International Day for the Elimination Violence Against Women at Constitution Square in Guatemala city on November 24, 2019.
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Femicide: A global scourge

Every day in 2017, 137 women and girls were intentionally killed by their partner or a family member somewhere in the world, according to UN statistics
(From 5L) French actresses Alexandra Lamy, Julie Gayet and Nadege Beausson Diagne, director and actress Eva Darlan, senator and ex-minister Laurence Rossignol, activist Muriel Robin, actress Anne Le Nen and artist Orlan take part in a protest to condemn violence against women in Paris on November 23, 2019. Photo: Alain Jocard / AFP
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France unveils plan to halt violence against women

France has unveiled new measures to combat violence against women by their partners or ex-partners, as concerns mount over the number of women killed in the country