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Colombians call for an end to police sexual violence against women amid massive protests

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4 mn read The Colombian government is under pressure to investigate allegations of police sexual violence and excessive use of force against demonstrators. Colombian prosecutors and the ombudsman’s office have confirmed 23 reports of sexual violence committed by ESMAD, or Mobile Anti-Disturbance Squadron — out of 106 reports of violence against women and people with diverse sexual orientation and gender identity. The United Nations and the European Union warned of the violent militarized response and urged calm. An EU spokesperson said, “We condemn the deaths of all the people who have been killed during those protests.”

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One Earth Two Worlds: Scotland provide free period products for all, but a lot of Indian women are still stuck in menstrual taboos

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4 mn read The stigma and silence around menstruation builds up the negligence of the issues like period poverty and female hygiene. In India only 12% of women are exposed to the period products and rest 88% use cloth, rags, hay, leaves, sand and ash, according to the report of Indian ministry of health. More than half of menstruators put their bodies to risk of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), bacterial vaginosis with skin irritation and vaginal itching.

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Arshad Sulahri: Women are not the property of the market, my body is my basic human rights

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3 mn read With the echo of the Women’s March 2020, my body has once again started objecting to my will and as a precaution, a man has also filed a writ petition in the court against the Women’s March to stop the Women’s March, which the court has approved for hearing. Last year too, several men went to the High Court to register a case against the organizers of the march. On social media, many men have been calling for a ban on women’s marches and some men have been inventing new abuses for women that women are coming back on March 8.