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Brutal Killing In Russia Highlights Lack Of Domestic Violence Law

Tom Balmforth

That Russia, more than a decade into the 21st century, has no law specifically addressing the issue of domestic violence has long infuriated women's rights advocates

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State admits 'problematic' birth control shots for Ethiopian women


A government official has for the first time acknowledged the practice of injecting women of Ethiopian origin with the long-acting contraceptive Depo-Provera

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Indian women given kitchen knives, chili to fend off rapists

Kaustubh Kulkarni

The Shiv Sena party, an ally of the main opposition BJP, said it had handed out 21,000 knives with three-inch blades to women in the city and surrounding areas and plans to distribute 100,000.

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India: Women Court


In a bid to address rising crimes against women in India, the first women's court was inaugurated to deal exclusively with crimes and atrocities against women in India's eastern West Bengal state

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Morocco plan to change rape marriage law


Women's rights activists in Morocco have welcomed plans to change an article of the penal code that allows rapists of underage girls to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims.

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Death sentence and detentions raise profile of rape in Somalia


The recent execution in Somalia of a soldier convicted of rape and the detention of a journalist investigating sexual assault have given the traditionally taboo issue of gender-based violence an usual degree of prominence.

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Pentagon to end ban on women in front-line combat


US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to lift the military's ban on women serving in combat, a senior Pentagon official has said

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India first women's court opens in West Bengal

Amitabha Bhattasali

This is the first in a series of such courts, which will be headed by two women judges. All the staff and government lawyers will also be women

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Davos 2013: why are only 17% of delegates women?


The annual schmoozefest for the world's movers and shakers will again be male-dominated. What is its excuse?

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