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"Marry-your-rapist" bill to be introduced by lawmakers in Turkey

2020-01-23

A law which would allow men accused of having sex with girls who are under 18 to avoid punishment if they marry their victims is set to be introduced to parliament in Turkey

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Japanese journalist wins damages in high-profile lawsuit over alleged rape

2019-12-19

Japanese journalist Shiori Ito won her civil lawsuit seeking damages from a prominent reporter who she said had raped her

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Turkey's women lawmakers stage Las Tesis 'rapist is you' protest

2019-12-16

Female Turkish lawmakers staged a protest in Turkey's general assembly, singing viral Chilean feminist anthem "The rapist is you" to highlight the crisis of femicide in the country

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Harvey Weinstein reaches tentative $25 mln settlement with accusers -NY Times

2019-12-12

The accord would end nearly all lawsuits by actresses and former Weinstein employees who accused him of offenses ranging from sexual harassment to rape

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Police break up Istanbul protest of violence against women

2019-12-09

Turkish police broke up a demonstration by hundreds of women in Istanbul on Sunday, who had gathered in the city's Kadikoy district to protest violence against women

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Uber Says 3,045 Sexual Assaults Were Reported in U.S. Rides Last Year

2019-12-06

In its first safety report, the ride-hailing company detailed sexual assaults, murders and fatal crashes through its platform

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New York weighs first U.S. ban on virginity testing

2019-12-04

The move comes after a U.S. rapper sparked controversy by saying he subjected his daughter to yearly virginity tests

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Indians demand swift action against rapists as protests spread after woman's murder

2019-12-03

Protesters are calling for swifter justice, with tens of thousands of rape cases stuck in a slow and cumbersome legal system

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End rape—an intolerable cost to society


2019-11-22

UN Women Executive Director’s Statement for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2019

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