‘Sexism and misogyny’ heightened; women’s freedoms supressed |

Presenting her report on gender justice and free expression, Special Rapporteur on protecting freedom of opinion and expression, Irene Khan, said that “women’s voices are suppressed, controlled or punished explicitly by laws,…

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Somalia: ‘Sustained focus, investments’ needed to boost women’s political participation |

Briefing ambassadors under the Women, Peace and Security agenda, she said that her most recent trip, earlier this month, was aimed at boosting women’s involvement, including in upcoming parliamentary elections.…

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