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Russian women post bruised selfies to push for domestic violence law

2019-07-25

Thousands of Russian women are posting selfies on social media with their faces covered in fake blood and bruises in an effort to push the government to pass a domestic violence law

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France to finally ban smacking children - but parents won't be punished

2019-07-05

France's parliament is expected to adopt a ban on parents smacking their children although those that do are unlikely to be punished

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Indian mother, daughter have heads shaved after resisting gang rape

2019-07-01

India has a grim record of sexual violence against women despite legal reforms after the gang rape of a Delhi student on a bus in December 2012, which triggered global outrage

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Ashley Judd goes it alone, says she is not settling with Hollywood honcho Harvey Weinstein

2019-05-29

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein may have reached a tentative $44 million settlement with some of the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct, but actress Ashley Judd isn’t one of them

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Rape of toddler sparks protests, clashes in Indian Kashmir

2019-05-15

Thousands of people took to the streets of Indian-controlled Kashmir to demand the death penalty for a man who raped a 3-year-old girl

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Sexual assaults spike in U.S. military, hit new record -Pentagon

2019-05-03

The military survey estimated 20,500 male and female service members experienced some kind of sexual assault last year

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Girl beaten to death by brothers for refusing to marry man who offered family 40 cows

2019-05-01

A young woman in South Sudan has been beaten to death by her brothers for refusing to marry a suitor who is said to have offered her family 40 cows as dowry

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U.N. caves to veto threat by anti-abortion U.S. over rape in war help

2019-04-24

A resolution was adopted after a reference to the need to give timely "sexual and reproductive health" assistance to survivors of sexual violence was cut to appease the United States

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Argentina Votes to Penalize Sexual Harassment in Street

2019-04-19

Argentine Senate recognized sexual street harassment as a form of gender-based violence as sexual harassment in Buenos Aires increased by 50 percent in 2018.

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