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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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New Zealand former sex worker becomes a dame in Queen's birthday honours

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-06-06

Catherine Healy, who helped decriminalise prostitution, honoured with an Order of Merit for services to the rights of sex workers

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Hollywood mogul Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape-lawyer

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-06-06

Weinstein, 66, entered his plea in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday morning after a grand jury indicted him last week in two cases

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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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Save the Children report says 1.2bn children at risk

Category: Events 

2018-05-31

The charity's second End of Childhood index says more than 1.2 billion children face these threats, with 153 million facing all three

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Embattled Missouri Governor Eric Greitens resigns amid scandals

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-05-30

Embattled Missouri Governor Eric Greitens announced on Tuesday he will resign over the scandals that have dominated his tenure

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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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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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French film director Luc Besson accused of rape

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-05-21

A rape investigation has been launched against one of France's best-known film directors, Luc Besson, the Paris prosecutor's office

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India rape: Second Jharkhand teenager set alight, police say

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-05-08

A 17-year-old girl in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand is in a critical condition after she was raped and then set on fire

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