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A new bill that could go on to allow child and forced marriage by Somalia’s parliament has sparked outrage.

Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday urged Facebook to enact the policy recommendations of the company's oversight board, empowering the independent group of advisers, which the lawmakers said have limited responsibilities.

Twitter Inc on Tuesday rolled out a moderation feature that would allow its users to limit how many people can reply to their tweets, giving account-holders more control over conversations on their page.

OPINION: "It is unacceptable that there are still companies that are willing to cancel job interviews because of lack of #WheelchairAccess  at their office." says @HollyGirven 

Argentina's largest bank has promised to make 1% of its workforce transgender. But the pledge has divided the country's LGBT+ community.

"At this moment in history, I think we have a really unique opportunity to revolutionize our approach to sexual and reproductive services, specifically contraception and safe abortion care" says @doctormkumar  @MSF 

"It's so important at times like this that we do make space and find space to celebrate achievements" says @ukblackpride  founder Phyll Opoku-Gyimah@MsLadyPhyll , as the event celebrates its 15th anniversary on Sunday.

OPINION: "A COVID-19 vaccine that requires cooling will require a dramatic expansion in cold supply chains" write energy experts @SE4ALL  . @Kigali_Cooling 

Black women hold just 1.4% of executive positions in the US.

An increasing number of women in the UK are being sent sexually explicit images to their phones by strangers in public - it's called cyber-flashing, and in many places, it's not a criminal offence.


The next wave of locusts is on its way in East Africa - and it could be 20 times bigger than the first.

This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the #RwandaGenocide , which claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and left many more homeless Here's a look at how it all unfolded... THREAD

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PIC OF THE DAY: Buddhist monks pray and hold placards behind a wire barricade at Dhammakaya temple, in Pathum Thani province, Thailand

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India has the highest proportion of female commercial pilots in the world at 12 percent, despite the country’s patriarchal society, which typically frowns on women in such jobs

"In Asia, we have a culture of seniority, and young people aren't supposed to speak up for themselves and are not supposed to speak against adults" Young Thais battle seniority culture to raise #climate  awareness l @Fridaysforfutu  #FridaysForFuture 

Saudi Arabia has allowed adult women to travel without permission and given them more control over family matters l #WomensRights 

Denis Mukwege, a doctor who helps victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by Islamic State, will jointly receive the 2018 #NobelPeacePrize  on Monday

"No one is too small to make a difference" @AmnestyOnline  present #AmbassadorOfConscienced  its Award 2 @GretaThunberg19  to and the Fridays for Future Movement and their work to bring attent #climatechangeon #Fridaysforfuture #Schoolstrike4climatet #Climateo

"Some people call it slavery, I think it's simply extreme exploitation" Film director Ken Loach talks about his new film "Sorry We Missed You", where he tackles the human impact of the 'gig economy' Read more l #ModernSlavery  @KenLoachSixteen 

Studies show migrants do not pose a health risk in wealthy countries - they are in fact healthier than host residents.