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Upskirting to be made criminal offence with two-year prison sentence under proposed law

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-06-15

“Upskirting” is to become a criminal offence punishable by up to two years in prison under a proposed new law

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Fury over Peru president’s reaction to woman’s murder by stalker

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-06-05

Women’s rights activists in Peru have expressed outrage after the country’s president responded to the murder of a woman who was burned to death by a stalker by saying “sometimes that’s how life is”

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Thousands enslaved in forced marriages across UK, investigation finds

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-05-29

Experts say crime is woefully under-reported, as Guardian research shows large scale of domestic and sexual servitude

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Ireland quietly comes to terms with dramatic change after abortion vote

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-05-28

Vote overturns a law which, for decades, has forced over 3,000 women to travel to Britain each year for terminations that they could not legally have in their own country

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Sweden outlaws sex without consent as Europe pushed to tighten rape laws

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-05-24

Sweden outlawed sex not based on mutual consent, with campaigners hoping other European countries would also toughen up rape legislation after the #MeToo anti-harassment campaign

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New York’s 1st woman attorney general is the most qualified person to ever hold the post

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-05-18

Following the abrupt resignation of New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman in the wake of allegations that he had violently abused four women, his successor, Barbara Underwood became the first woman to ever be sworn in to the post

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman quits amid abuse reports

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-05-08

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has resigned following allegations of assault by four women

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Melania Trump unveils 'Be Best' campaign for children

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-05-08

US First Lady Melania Trump has announced a campaign to teach children the importance of social, emotional and physical health

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Self-styled Indian "godman" jailed for life for teen rape

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-04-26

An Indian court jailed a self-styled religious preacher for life on Wednesday for raping a teenage girl, the latest sexual abuse case against a so-called "godman"

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Viral photo prompts Indonesian government moves toward banning child marriage

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-04-24

A photo of two young teenagers trying to register their marriage on the island of Sulawesi has been shared widely online since last week

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