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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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Oxfam appoints former UN official to head independent commission on sexual abuse and exploitation

2018-03-16

Oxfam has appointed a former United Nations official to head an independent commission on sexual abuse and exploitation in the wake of a scandal over misconduct by its staff

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7,000 pairs of shoes were outside U.S. Capitol to represent children killed by guns

2018-03-15

The lawn of the U.S. Capitol was covered in 7,000 pairs of shoes, to symbolize the 7,000 children killed by gun violence since the 2012 Newtown shooting

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France to set legal age of sexual consent at 15

2018-03-07

France plans to fix the legal age of sexual consent at 15, meaning sex with someone younger than that would be considered rape

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French actresses launch own "Time's Up" with white ribbons

2018-03-01

France's "Now we act" is billed as an appeal to raise funds so that women who have suffered rape or other forms of sexual violence can take legal action

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