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The child sex ratio in India has dropped to 914 females against 1,000 males

March 31, 2011

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NEW DELHI: Indicating a continuing preference for boys in society, the child sex ratio in India has dropped to 914 females against 1,000 males – the lowest since Independence – in the provisional 2011 Census report released today. Despite a slew of laws to prevent female foeticide and schemes to encourage families to have girl […]

“He Loves You, He Beats You” (Turkey) Human Rights Watch

March 4, 2011

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Source: Human Rights Watch Family Violence in Turkey and Access to Protection This report documents brutal and long-lasting violence against women and girls by husbands, partners, and family members and the survivors’ struggle to seek protection. Turkey has strong protection laws, setting out requirements for shelters for abused women and protection orders. However, gaps in […]