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Brazilian goalkeeper charged with torture and murder of ex-girlfriend - 'Mistakes happen. I’m not a bad guy'

2017-03-23

A Brazilian soccer player who had his mistress murdered and fed to dogs claims he is "starting over."

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Bad laws underpin global "rape epidemic", let rapists off the hook: report

2017-03-06

A survey of laws in 73 countries found rapists could avoid punishment by marrying their victim in countries including Bahrain, Iraq, Philippines, Tajikistan and Tunisia

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Nicaraguan woman thrown into fire during exorcism, dies

2017-03-02

A 25-year-old woman died after she was thrown into a fire to drive "demons" from her body, Nicaraguan authorities said

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Theresa May: I want to transform how we think about domestic violence

2017-02-21

Prime minister launches major consultation to result in domestic violence and abuse act with new measures to help victims

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New UN report reveals obstacles to combat impunity for conflict-related sexual violence in Ukraine

2017-02-17

The report was prepared by the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU) and looks at the period from 14 March 2014 to 31 January this year

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Government supports women’s rights legislation

2017-01-25

Legislative amendments aimed at protecting women’s rights and preventing domestic violence have been approved by the Georgian Cabinet of Ministers

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Air India introduces female-only rows to tackle harassment

2017-01-18

Country’s national airline acts after recent incidents of men allegedly groping passengers and cabin staff

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Pakistani mother sentenced to death for burning daughter alive in "honour killing"

2017-01-17

Pakistan's parliament passed legislation against "honour killings" after the murder of outspoken social media star Qandeel Baloch

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Russia: Anger at move to soften domestic violence law

2017-01-16

A bill to decriminalise some forms of domestic violence has passed its first reading in Russia's Duma, sparking anger among women's rights advocates

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