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High-level global UN meeting to focus on ending violence against women

Friday, December 4, 2015

20 years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women co-organises a global meeting in Istanbul to get political commitment for active measures to end violence against women and girls. More

New law in Kyrgyzstan toughens penalties for bride kidnapping

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

In a country where an estimated 11,800 girls and young women are kidnapped every year to wed against their will, the President of Kyrgyzstan approved legislation on 26 January to increase the sentence for bride-kidnapping to 10 years in prison. More

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