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Pakistani Clerics Reportedly Reverse Course On DNA Evidence In Rape Cases

Frud Bezhan
2013-09-24

Rape cases are notoriously hard to prosecute in Pakistan. Under current law, victims must produce four witnesses -- all male, adult, and pious -- to bring rape allegations to trial...

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Yemen child marriage: minister calls for ban after death of eight-year-old girl

2013-09-24

Huriya Mashhoor urges parliament to set minimum age of marriage at 18 as international condemnation intensifies

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GPS joins the fight against domestic violence in Brazil

Roxanne Laverty
2013-09-18

Brazil has a frighteningly high number of violent acts towards women, and for years authorities have struggled to find a solution to combat this behavior

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Delhi gang-rape: Four sentenced to death by hanging

2013-09-13

India's legal system allows for execution only in 'the rarest of the rare cases', when the prosecution has proved 'the collective conscience was shocked'

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U.N. study in Asia Pacific finds high levels of violence against women and girls

Thin Lei Win
2013-09-10

A U.N. study released Tuesday found pervasive abuse of women in the Asia Pacific region, with nearly half of the 10,000 men interviewed admitting to using violence against a female partner

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Breaking Colombia's silence over its war rape victims

Anastasia Moloney
2013-09-10

As Colombia struggles to emerge from its shadowy past, sexual violence against women and girls, which was mainly carried out by paramilitary groups during the 1990s and early 2000s...

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UK orders review of police response to domestic violence

Katie Nguyen
2013-09-10

The British government announced a major review of the way the police respond to allegations of domestic violence following several high-profile murders of women by their former partners

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Indian author Sushmita Banerjee killed in Afghanistan by Taliban

2013-09-06

While the reason for the barbaric act was not given, Banerjee had possibly attracted the ire of the fundamentalist outfit for her ceaseless social work, especially for women's healthcare and upliftment

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David Beckham Raise Awareness About Dating Violence


2013-09-06

This campaign focuses his longstanding commitment to reducing violence against women specifically on teens and young women ages 16-24

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