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  • Delhi Top Cop Tweets Live Updates About Uber Rape Case

    Delhi Top Cop Tweets Live Updates About Uber Rape Case

    In a first, Delhi Police got its district DCP tweeting live updates about every development in the investigation of the Uber rape case registering its presence on social media.

  • Domestic Violence in New York City Reflects The World

    Domestic Violence in New York City Reflects The World

    New York City's legal counsel said on Tuesday that police receive more than 770 reports of domestic violence every day - a figure the head of the UN Women's agency said reflects what is happening in the world.

  • Canada Former Deputy PM Says She Was Raped

    Canada Former Deputy PM Says She Was Raped

    A former Canadian deputy prime minister waded into a nationwide uproar over sexual violence on Monday by revealing that she was twice assaulted when she was a budding politician years ago.

  • One in Six Female MIT Students Was Sexually Assaulted, Survey Shows

    One in Six Female MIT Students Was Sexually Assaulted, Survey Shows

    One in six female undergraduates at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been sexually assaulted, though fewer than five per cent reported a sex crime, a survey by MIT showed, as pressure mounts for US campuses to curb sexual violence.

  • British Queen Makes Actress Angelina Jolie a Dame

    British Queen Makes Actress Angelina Jolie a Dame

    The American actress Angelina Jolie was made an honorary dame for her work combatting sexual violence by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at London's Buckingham Palace on Friday.

  • Angelina Jolie Receives Honorary Damehood From Queen Elizabeth II

    Angelina Jolie Receives Honorary Damehood From Queen Elizabeth II

    The actress received an honorary damehood for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence

  • Women Targeted in Sexual Assaults at Hong Kong Protests

    Women Targeted in Sexual Assaults at Hong Kong Protests

    Women pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong are being targeted with sexual assaults and harassment, demonstrators and an international human rights group said as violence broke out in two of the city's busiest shopping districts.

  • Nepal Must Scrap 35-Day Limit on Reporting Rapes: Human Rights Group

    Nepal Must Scrap 35-Day Limit on Reporting Rapes: Human Rights Group

    Nepal must scrap a 35-day time limit for reporting rapes that prevents survivors from seeking justice, The Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday in a report on wartime sexual violence in the Himalayan nation.

  • Ecuador Women Turn to Boxing to Fight Sexual Violence

    Ecuador Women Turn to Boxing to Fight Sexual Violence

    After surviving a harrowing rape attempt, Any Hurtado took up boxing -- and found herself surrounded by other Ecuadoran women using their fists for protection in a country torn by sexual violence.

  • Child Marriages Double Among Syria Refugees in Jordan

    Child Marriages Double Among Syria Refugees in Jordan

    Child marriages double among Syria refugees in Jordan The number of child marriages has doubled among Syrian refugee girls in Jordan because of poverty and fear of sexual violence, international agencies said on Wednesday.

  • Women's Panel to be Given Powers to Arrest?

    Women's Panel to be Given Powers to Arrest?

    Government is mulling giving punitive powers to arrest, search and seize to National Commission for Women (NCW) in matters of domestic violence, police apathy and sexual harassment at work place and plans to extend NCW's jurisdiction to Jammu and Kas...

  • Over 4,000 Child Soldiers in Armed Conflicts: United Nations

    Over 4,000 Child Soldiers in Armed Conflicts: United Nations

    The United Nations has documented more than 4,000 cases of children recruited and used in conflicts in 2013 and said in a report on Tuesday that thousands more are estimated to have joined armies and rebel groups around the globe.

  • Colombia Adopts New Sexual Violence Law

    Colombia Adopts New Sexual Violence Law

    Sexual violence now may be prosecuted as a crime against humanity in Colombia, where President Juan Manuel Santos signed a law to stem assaults against women during the ongoing civil war.

  • 42 Per Cent Women Face Physical Violence in Odisha: State

    42 Per Cent Women Face Physical Violence in Odisha: State

    Odisha government today admitted that 42 per cent of women, between 15 to 49 years age are subjected to either physical or sexual violence in the state.

  • John Kerry Demands End to Sexual Violence in War Zones

    John Kerry Demands End to Sexual Violence in War Zones

    US Secretary of State John Kerry called for an end to rape and sexual violence in conflict zones as he joined actress Angelina Jolie and Britain's foreign minister Friday at a London conference on the topic.

  • Banish Sexual Violence 'to Dark Ages': US Secretary of State John Kerry

    Banish Sexual Violence 'to Dark Ages': US Secretary of State John Kerry

    US Secretary of State John Kerry said it was time to banish sexual violence "to the dark ages" as an international conference on rape in warzones wrapped up in London on Friday.

  • Angelina Jolie Launches Warzone Rape Protocol

    Angelina Jolie Launches Warzone Rape Protocol

    Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague launched an international protocol on Wednesday which the Hollywood star hopes will "really, truly end impunity" for sexual violence in wars.

  • Angelina Jolie Launches Warzone Rape Protocol

    Angelina Jolie Launches Warzone Rape Protocol

    Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague launched an international protocol on Wednesday which the Hollywood star hopes will "really, truly end impunity" for sexual violence in wars.

  • Angelina Jolie, British Foreign Secretary to Open Largest Ever Summit on Rape in War

    Angelina Jolie, British Foreign Secretary to Open Largest Ever Summit on Rape in War

    Co-hosts Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague will on Tuesday open a four-day summit on ending sexual violence in conflict, the biggest meeting ever held on the subject.

  • Nigerian Schoolgirls Face Rape Danger: UN Official

    Nigerian Schoolgirls Face Rape Danger: UN Official

    The more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls who remain captives of Boko Haram militants "definitely" face the danger of being raped, the UN special representative on sexual violence in conflict has said.

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