California to Propose Amendment to Protect Abortion Rights

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California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday that the state will propose an amendment to “enshrine the right to choose” in the state’s constitution, following a leaked draft on a possible U.S. Supreme Court moves to remove abortion rights in …

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Fact-checkers Urge Youtube to Fight Disinformation

Fact-checkers from around the world have urged Youtube to help fight against disinformation. More than 80 fact-checking organizations from around the world have written an open letter to YouTube chief Susan Wojcicki.  The group of fact-checkers which included groups such …

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Meta Announces Regulation of Ads on Social Issues in India

Meta (previously Facebook) has announced the introduction of social issue advertising enforcement in India. Meta stated that the crackdown, which began earlier this month, would require anybody running social issues advertisements on Facebook and Instagram to be allowed and post …

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Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan Criticized for Blaming Rise in Rape on How Women Dress

Pakistani human rights groups and individuals have criticized Prime Minister Imran Khan for blaming a rise in sexual assault cases on how women dress during a live interview. “In any society where vulgarity is prevalent, there are consequences,” Khan said …

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Queensland Premier Calls on Prime Minister to Convene National Women’s Summit

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison on April 7 to convene a national women’s summit amid allegations of sexual assault and rape in politics. “Now is the time for women’s voices around Australia to be heard,” …

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Turkey Withdraws From International Treaty Aimed at Protecting Women From Violence

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a presidential decree last March 20 to withdraw Turkey from an international treaty aimed at protecting women from violence, sparking criticisms from women’s rights advocates and European leaders. Turkey has quit the landmark Istanbul Convention, …

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