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Have women’s rights institutions been ignored again?

ARUNA RAO and JOANNE SANDLER

The European Union’s announced €500 million for work to end violence against women and girls. This should strengthen, rather than bypass, existing women’s rights institutions.

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At a high-level women leaders' forum co-hosted by Germany, the African Union and UN Women, in June 2017. Photo: UN Women/Flickr. Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). Some rights reserved.

How to spend €500 million: women’s rights groups on Europe’s UN grant

CINDY CLARK
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We welcome this week’s historic funding news for work to end violence against women and girls. But there are important caveats.

Persecuted beyond borders: why Italy needs LGBT refugee shelters

CLAUDIA TORRISI
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LGBT refugees fleeing torture, violence and discrimination often find persecution has followed them to Europe. Reception centres are beginning to respond to urgent needs.

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