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Cashing in on women’s health

Women’s health has been sidelined for centuries. But now that women are finally being heard, some unscrupulous companies are cashing in on the movement.

If the aim of criminalising suicide attempts is to deter people from ending their lives and protect the vulnerable, it’s failed.

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Despite having the law on their side, people who attempted suicide in India are continually harassed by authorities and don’t receive appropriate help.

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Nigeria missed the unique opportunity to address its anti-suicide laws in the new mental health bill.

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By capturing data on suicide cases and rates, a registry database can help provide better intervention programmes.

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In December 2022, Pakistan repealed the penal code criminalising attempted suicide. Now the focus can shift to better understanding the scope of the crisis.

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More countries are realising that punishing individuals doesn’t prevent them from acting on suicidal thoughts but simply puts them in greater distress.

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School plays a significant role in reducing child marriage in Africa.

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Despite Thailand’s efforts to address wildlife crime, there are still challenges in curbing illegal trade in endangered species.

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In the face of silence from their universities, students have taken to social media to demand better action against sexual harassment and assault.

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Violence against women in South Asia remains high, but women are slowly gaining wins through online activism.

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Legislation from last century allows paramilitary violence to continue in the North East of India.

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