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March 15, 2009

"Women at Risk" Amid Economic Woes

The global economic crisis could put more women and girls at risk of violence, the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women has said on the occasion of International Women's Day.
With the World Bank predicting that 53 million more people could be pushed into poverty in developing countries this year, progress towards gender equality could be disrupted, Yakin Erturk said on Sunday. Continue reading

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