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Violence against women-the missing millennium development goal

Lisa Anderson
2013-09-27

Violence against women and girls is so pervasive that the next set of United Nations development objectives must include it as a priority when the Millennium Development Goals expire in 2015

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In football match, UN, national figures team up against sexual violence

2013-09-27

Bolivian President Evo Morales and other high-level Government and United Nations officials met on the football field to support the UN campaign ‘UNiTE to End Violence Against Women,’

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113 countries commit to stop rape in conflict with historic declaration at UN

2013-09-26

This means that more than half of the UN member states have expressed support for strengthened efforts to end rape in war...

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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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