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India’s minister for women claims media exaggerate country’s problem with rape

2016-11-24

India’s minister for women, Maneka Gandhi, is under fire after telling a workshop for female journalists that India is safer than Sweden for women

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Turkey scraps plans for law that would have pardoned rapists who marry underage victims

2016-11-22

Turkey has abandoned plans for a controversial law that would have allowed men who had sex with underage children to be pardoned if they married the victim

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UN Women’s ‘Orange the World’ kicks off 16 days of activism to fight gender-based violence

2016-11-22

In some countries, intimate partner violence accounts for between 40 and 70 per cent of female murder victims

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Family of UK woman charged for her own rape in Dubai launch online appeal

Lin Taylor
2016-11-21

"Victims go to (the police) expecting justice, and end up being prosecuted. They not only invalidate their victimisation, they actually punish them for it"

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Turkey: Thousands protest against proposed child sex law

2016-11-21

Thousands have protested in Istanbul in Turkey against a bill that would let off men who assaulted underage girls if they marry their victims

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The Teen-Age Brides of Georgia

Sophie Pinkham
2016-11-16

Georgia mandates that children attend school through the twelfth grade, but some families see no reason to educate a girl whose life will consist mainly of marriage and childbearing

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The premiere of international documentary play “Seven”

2016-11-16

The readers and presenters of the play are distinguished women in Georgia: Maka Chuchua, Tamar Chugoshvili, Khatuna Samnidze..

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Iranian woman says she was brutally whipped for attending a party with men

2016-11-16

The lashing, a sentence for a “crime” that took place more than two years ago, left the woman with severe abrasions across the entirety of her back, according to images posted..

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Man receives death sentence after killing his daughter for not making bread

2016-10-27

A father in Pakistan has been sentenced to death after he confessed to killing his daughter for not making bread

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