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Women This Week; Around The World In 5

By Editor | Nov 27, 2022

In the ongoing series, Document Women highlights noteworthy news related to women, and this week’s post covers November 20 to November 26.



This week, the United Nations strictly instructed the Taliban to end all the gender-based violence taking place under their rule in Afghanistan to protect women’s rights and give them the space to live their lives without restrictions.

This follows the lashing of 14 people, including three women, at a football stadium east of the country.

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Chinese Canadian pop star Kris Wu was sentenced on Friday to 13 years in prison by a Beijing court on charges including rape in one of China’s more prominent #MeToo cases.

The court in Beijing’s Chaoyang district said on Friday investigations showed from November to December 2020, the man also known as Wu Yifan raped three women.

It also found him guilty of the crime of assembling a crowd to engage in sexual promiscuity in July 2018, the court’s official WeChat account said


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United States of America 

As part of a worldwide exhibit, 50 posters spotlighting international women’s rights issues are on display at Mercer University through January. 

The exhibit, “Women’s Rights are Human Rights,” was curated by Elizabeth Resnick, a graphic designer and curator out of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Its namesake is from a 1995 speech by then-first lady Hillary Clinton.

Every poster was created and curated digitally, so galleries across 10 countries can host the exhibit at the same time.

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This week, Taiwan held elections in 22 cities and counties, seen as a test of support for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) before presidential and parliamentary elections set for 2024. The polls also feature the highest number of female candidates recorded in 30 years.

At least 24 female candidates have been nominated for the mayoral and county magistrate races.

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Food shortages put more displaced women at risk of gender-based violence. This is as funding shortages have forced humanitarian agencies to reduce their assistance to refugees and internally displaced people in many countries.

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You can catch up with last week's coverage on women around the world here