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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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Upskirting to be made criminal offence with two-year prison sentence under proposed law

2018-06-15

“Upskirting” is to become a criminal offence punishable by up to two years in prison under a proposed new law

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Swedish Airport Advises Girls to Tuck a Spoon in Their Underwear

2018-06-07

Girls in Sweden who are at risk of being taken abroad for forced marriage or female genital mutilation (FGM) have been advised to tuck a spoon into their underwear as a last-ditch method

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Hollywood mogul Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape-lawyer

2018-06-06

Weinstein, 66, entered his plea in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday morning after a grand jury indicted him last week in two cases

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Fury over Peru president’s reaction to woman’s murder by stalker

2018-06-05

Women’s rights activists in Peru have expressed outrage after the country’s president responded to the murder of a woman who was burned to death by a stalker by saying “sometimes that’s how life is”

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