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France outlaws lewd cat-calls to women in public amid attack uproar

2018-08-03

France voted to outlaw sexual harassment on the streets, leaving cat-callers and aggressively lecherous individuals facing potential on-the-spot fines of up to 750 euros

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'A huge win': New Zealand brings in paid domestic violence leave in world first

2018-07-26

New Zealand has passed world-first legislation granting victims of domestic violence 10 days paid leave to allow them to leave their partners, find new homes

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Somali 10-year-old dies after undergoing female genital mutilation

2018-07-23

A 10-year-old girl in central Somalia has died after undergoing FGM, prompting calls from campaigners to criminalise the internationally condemned practice in a country

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17 men arrested in ongoing gang rape of hearing impaired girl, 11, sending shockwaves through India

2018-07-20

17 men had been arrested for allegedly raping and molesting a hearing impaired 11-year-old girl repeatedly over the course of seven months

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Spain to outlaw sex without explicit consent after outcry

2018-07-19

The change in law was sparked after five men were cleared of gang-raping an 18-year-old woman at the Pamplona bull-running festival

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Lebanese tourist sentenced to eight years in prison for Facebook post against Egypt

2018-07-09

A Lebanese tourist who was arrested last month for posting a video on Facebook complaining of sexual harassment and conditions in Egypt was sentenced to eight years in prison

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Malaysia to investigate report of pre-teen girl who married 41-year-old man: DPM Wan Azizah

2018-07-03

The man, who already has two wives and six children, is said to be the imam of a surau (prayer house) and took the 11-year-old as his third wife

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Manhattan prosecutor brings new charges against Harvey Weinstein

2018-07-03

The Manhattan district attorney on Monday announced new criminal charges against film producer Harvey Weinstein, who had been charged with rape and a criminal sexual act in May

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Rape of 7-yr-old girl sparks angry protests in India

2018-07-02

Thousands of people took to the streets in central India this week demanding the death penalty for assailants who raped a seven-year-old girl

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