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Members of the Military Police for Public Order (PMOP) patrol the impoverished Flor del Campo neighbourhood in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, April 29, 2015. Since taking office in January 2014, Honduras' President Juan Orlando Hernandez has delegated the intelligence and counternarcotics operations to the military, creating the Military Police for Public Order, a new force that patrols violent neighbourhoods, public schools and playgrounds to curb violence, amidst growing claims of human rights abuses. Picture taken April 29, 2015. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera - RTX1IMAG

Honduras struggles to fight surge of domestic violence against women

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The escalation of violence and domestic abuse in Honduras has forced tens of thousands of migrants to flee to the United States in recent years. Continue reading

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First women ever graduate of Army Ranger School

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For the first time in U.S. history, two young women successfully completed the elite Army Ranger training program in Fort Benning, Georgia. Continue reading

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Kurdish women take up fight against ISIL

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Women in Kurdistan, an independent region in Iraq, have joined the ranks of fighters battling the Islamic State (ISIL). Continue reading

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How an Afghan dressmaker became a policy-maker

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When Kamila Sidiqi was a teenager during Taliban rule in Afghanistan, she was not permitted to work, attend school or leave her house without a male chaperone. Today, she holds the powerful position of deputy chief of staff to Afghan President Ashraf Ghan Continue reading

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UN calls for worldwide gender equality by 2030

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The UN urged world leaders this week to ensure gender equality by 2030 as a new report showed limited progress in the area. Continue reading

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