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Sudanese teen bride who killed husband during rape to be executed

2018-05-11

A 19-year-old girl in Sudan was sentenced to death by a court on Thursday for murdering her husband after he tried to rape her, said campaigners, calling on the president to pardon her

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman quits amid abuse reports

2018-05-08

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

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India rape: Second Jharkhand teenager set alight, police say

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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Chilean towns to fine men for street harassment of women

2018-05-02

Two Chilean municipalities have announced they will begin issuing fines of up to hundreds of dollars to anyone guilty of street harassment of women

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

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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Video of woman being attacked by morality police over loose hijab rattles people in Iran and beyond

2018-04-25

Video of women officers from Iran’s morality police force attacking a young woman for wearing a headscarf that only loosely covered her hair has gone viral in Iran and around the world

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Eight on trial for rape, murder of girl in India's Kashmir amid public anger

2018-04-17

Eight men accused of involvement in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in India's Jammu and Kashmir state appeared in court

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Academy President John Bailey Will Continue to Serve After Board of Governors Decline to Pursue Harassment Claim

2018-03-28

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors met to hear findings of a review into a single sexual harassment allegation made against Academy president John Bailey

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Croatia pushes treaty on violence against women despite protests

2018-03-22

The Croatian government urged parliament to ratify a European treaty designed to combat violence against women despite opposition within the ruling party

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