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SUNS # 9084 Monday 9 March 2020

Trade : India blocks EU panel request over duties on ICT goods (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A request for panel establishment by the European Union over customs duties imposed by India on imports of certain information and communications technology (ICT) products was blocked by India at a meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on Thursday.

Africa : Realising women's rights difficult for fragile states (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
Pokot girls are expected to face the knife stark naked and with courage. To inspire confidence, their fathers sit a few metres away from them with a spear in hand.

Rights : Many milestones but painfully slow progress towards gender equality (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
The narrative surrounding women's rights in 2020 carries much hope and possibility.

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