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The latest news from Womankind Worldwide and our partners around the world, plus our comments on international women’s rights stories in the UK news.

Caroline Haworth to be new Chief Executive of Womankind Worldwide

Womankind Worldwide is pleased to announce the appointment of Caroline Haworth as our new Chief Executive. Caroline will take up her role with Womankind in October 2015

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Justice for Farkhunda

Farkhunda was brutally killed in Kabul. Our partners immediately campaigned for justice and gave us information on the case and what it means for women in Afghanistan.

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You’re Helping to End FGM in Kenya and Tanzania

In one county in Kenya works 3/4 of women and girls have experienced FGM. In refugee camps in Tanzania women and girls are particularly vulnerable to FGM. But things are changing.

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Sustainable Development Goals agreed, but mean little without the money

Three years in the making, governments have agreed the Post-2015 agenda at the UN, with a gender goal at its core. But it will mean little if resources to implement it do not follow.

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What are the macro-level predicators of violence against women?

We discuss a new study by Dr Lori Heise and Andreas Kotsadam which examines cross-national and multilevel correlates of partner violence

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Measuring progress on women’s participation and leadership in the SDGs

A new publication proposes global indicators to effectively track progress made on women's participation and leadership under the SDGs between now and 2030

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Too often we hear female genital mutilation can never be eradicated

On the anniversary of the Girl Summit, we reflect on what is working to end female genital mutilation and what more can be done to end this violation of women's and girls' rights

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We need to transform societies to end violence; not reinforce male privilege

Focusing on men and boys in ending violence against women and girls risks reinforcing male privilege and obscures the transformative approach needed to end violence

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