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Indian dowry deaths on the rise

February 27, 2012

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The number of Indian brides burned to death for not bringing adequate dowry payments is on the rise. Dowry was banned by law in 1961 but never seriously enforced Photo: ALAMY By Rahul Bedi in New Delhi 4:50PM GMT 27 Feb 2012 In 2010, 8391 dowry death cases were reported across India, meaning a bride was […]

30-year-old man murdered his wife with a machete

February 26, 2012

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A 30-year-old man who murdered his wife with a machete yesterday was lynched by irate mob some time after the former committed the crime in Tlungvel village, about 60 kilometres from Aizawl. Kapmawia hacked his 24-year-old wife Vanlalthuami yesterday afternoon while many villagers were in the churches. Source: Times of India

6 YEARS OLD GIRL WAS RAPED IN BAYELSA BY A MAN

February 24, 2012

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Source: Deconblog Bayelsa Commissioner of Police, Mr Chris Olakpe, Thursday in Yenagoa, paraded one Godswill Williams, 45 for the alleged rape of a six-year-old girlin Edepie, a suburb of the metropolis. Olakpe told journalists that the man was arrested after the mother of the girl reported the matter to the police. The commissioner said the […]

She was strangled to death, and her husband has gone underground.

February 24, 2012

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A petty conjugal discord has led to the killing of wife Mira Devi by her fitful husband Dhananjay Sharma in Araria town on Wednesday night. She  was found dead on Thursday when neighbours forced open the door of her bed-room. She was strangled to death, and her husband has gone underground. Source: Times of India

Iran’s female ninjas: fighting for sexual equality

February 19, 2012

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Share 893 Email Women ninjas in Karaj, northwest of Tehran. Photograph: Caren Firouz/Reuters In a country where women’s rights – including what they wear – are severely curtailed many have come up with a new way of channelling their rage For those times when Betty Friedan just isn’t enough … ninjutsu is here to help. […]

Doctor barred after 20 years of sex abuse (UK)

February 19, 2012

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Source:The Telegraph A doctor who sexually abused female patients over a 20-year period has finally been barred from working. Dr Navin Zala Photo: EDDIE MULHOLLAND By Ben Leach Dr Navin Zala, 62, carried on as a GP despite facing at least nine different complaints, a series of police investigations, and four criminal trials – none of […]

Sex Crime Cover-Up At Yale and College Campuses?

February 10, 2012

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by Kristina Chew Yale University has been in the news for less than flattering reasons that cast into doubt how serious the Ivy League school, and universities in general, are about addressing sex crimes and making their campuses a safe  and welcoming environment for women. Yale Could Just Say No to Covering Up Rape is […]