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‘Gender-based violence exposes women to HIV’ – First lady

The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, says tackling gender inequality in society is key to reducing women’s vulnerability to HIV and AIDS in Africa and elsewhere. According to her, gender-based violence exposed women to HIV and AIDS infections and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and also reduced their ability to …

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Japan ‘glasses ban’ for women at work sparks backlash

Wearing glasses at work has become an emotive topic in Japan following reports that some firms have told female employees to remove them. Several local news outlets said some companies had “banned” eyewear for female employees for various reasons. Among them, some retail chains reportedly said glasses-wearing shop assistants gave …

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22% of Nigerian women can’t access contraceptives – NGO

A civil rights organisation, Marie Stopes International Organisation of Nigeria, has advised Nigerian women to space their children in such a way that they would be strong and healthy enough to contribute to the wellbeing of their families. MSION said its mission was to provide sexual reproductive health services in …

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Another suspected women kidnapper in court

A man alleged to be part of a syndicate that kidnaps women and forces them into prostitution for profit has been arraigned. The accused, whose name was given only as Emma, is said to be part of a gang which included Samuel Udeotuk -Willis, the prime suspect in the kidnap …

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