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Violent Extremist Groups Take Special Aim at Women, UN Official Says

Armed extremist and fundamentalist groups worldwide are increasingly eroding women's rights and undermining gains made in gender equality in recent years, the head of U.N. Women said Friday. Militant groups from Boko Haram in Nigeria to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria target women in their attacks on human rights, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the head of the United Nations’ women's advocacy agency, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in an interview. "Fundamentalists have...

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