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Montana judge defends 60-day sentence in child incest case

Ray Sanchez and Amanda Watts
2016-10-21

A judge who imposed a 60-day jail sentence plus probation on a Montana man who repeatedly raped his 12-year-old daughter has become the latest jurist to face the wrath..

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Frightening photos show woman screaming as she’s caned for standing too close to her boyfriend

2016-10-19

The woman was one of 13 people — all between the ages of 21 and 30 — who were publicly flogged on Monday at a mosque

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Argentina: hundreds of thousands of women set to protest against violence

2016-10-19

Organizers urge women to stop work and other activities for an hour in Wednesday ‘women’s strike’ following rape and torture of a 16-year-old girl

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Singapore comes under pressure over female genital cutting of babies

Emma Batha
2016-10-18

Medical clinics in Singapore are carrying out female genital cutting on babies, according to people with first-hand experience of the procedure....

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Why the Vast Majority of Women in India Will Never Own a Smartphone

2016-10-17

In India, 114 million more men than women have cellphones, exacerbating an already deep gender inequality

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Afghan woman punished by local court: ‘I was treated like an animal and kept like a slave’

2016-10-12

According to Human Rights Watch, some 95 percent of girls and 50 percent of women imprisoned in Afghanistan were accused of “moral crimes,” such as running away from home

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Amnesty seeks mercy for Iranian bride, 17, who killed abusive husband

2016-10-12

Zeinab Sekaanvand faces execution after what Amnesty has described as a ‘grossly unfair trial’ and torture

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Pakistan parliament passes legislation against "honour killings"

Mehreen Zahra-Malik
2016-10-07

"We hope that these new laws will help generate a cultural shift in Pakistani society and that women will be able to live their lives in safety"

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India minister tells foreign tourists: 'Don't wear skirts'

2016-09-01

India's culture minister has been criticised after saying that the government was advising foreign tourists not to wear skirts in India

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