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CNN Feels Sorry for Steubenville Rapists; World Can’t Believe its Ears

March 18, 2013

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 Source by Winston Ross Mar 18, 2013 4:30 PM EDT Since when do rapists get all the sympathy? After a CNN reporter seemed to side with the defendants, the critics called for blood. But CNN isn’t alone, writes Winston Ross. Rarely do rapists evoke such sympathy. After two teenagers were convicted on Sunday of raping […]

Shocking facts of stalking (UK)

March 17, 2013

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Source Nick Botton director of Sanctuary Investigations at a personal safety and self defence session at Hove Town Hall It is the stuff that horror films are made of – perhaps a jilted ex who cannot let go or a distant stranger who develops an unwavering affection for a bar worker they hardly know. But […]

Analysis: Will U.N. declaration on violence against women change Egypt?

March 17, 2013

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Source Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters Women shout slogans against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood during a protest rally near Tahrir Square in Cairo on March 8, 2013. By Charlene Gubash, Producer, NBC News, News analysis After a decade of disagreement, 130 nations decided on Friday to adopt a historic, […]

Justice Minister: Violence against women a major problem (Finland)

March 17, 2013

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Source Finland is far behind the other Nordic and Western European countries when it comes to reducing and preventing violence against women, a situation that is unacceptable, says Justice Minister Anna-Maja Henriksson. Image: Mikko Suhonen Speaking Saturday to a gathering of the women’s organization of the Swedish People’s Party, Henriksson said that a full 18 […]

Historic UN declaration adopted to combat violence against women

March 17, 2013

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 Source Muslim and Western nations overcame deep divisions to agree on a landmark United Nations code to combat violence against women and girls. Iran, Libya, Sudan and other Muslim nations ended threats to block the declaration and agreed to language stating that violence against women could not be justified by “any custom, tradition or religious […]

Iraq war 10 years on: ‘There is phenomenal violence against women. I hear of rape cases in prison. Police officers are doing it’ (Iraq)

March 17, 2013

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Source Women’s rights activist Hanaa Edwar explains why her campaigns have struggled to make progress, and why Iraq is at a critical and dangerous crossroads Hanaa Edwar, Iraqi women’s rights activist. Photograph: Peter Beaumont for the Observer I first encountered the campaigner Hanaa Edwar in 2005 while researching the murder of women’s rights campaigners in […]

Hotel soaps used to combat human trafficking (USA)

March 17, 2013

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source http://www.wdrb.com/story/21661429/hotel-soaps-used-to-combat-human-trafficking?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8639894     LOUISVILLE, KY (WDRB) — It looks like an assembly line for party favors. A group of women standing around a table, stuffing plastic gift bags with bars of soap. The women are volunteers with the group S.O.A.P or Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution. Their gathering this weekend in Louisville was part […]

Domestic violence kills 26 women in Turkey (Turkey)

March 17, 2013

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Source ISTANBUL, Turkey, March 16 (UPI) — At least 26 women and three children have been killed in Turkey as a result of domestic violence during the first two months of 2013, officials said. Republican People’s Party Ankara deputy Aylin Nazliaka said during a press meeting in the Turkish parliament 22 women were raped in […]

Old Firm absence leads to drop in domestic violence (UK)

March 17, 2013

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Source Police broke up a protest of the Green Brigade group. Picture: TSPL By EDDIE BARNES Published on Sunday 17 March 2013 00:00 THE absence of Old Firm matches this year has led to a marked decline in the number of domestic violence incidents, Scotland’s most senior police officer has said. Steve House, who takes […]

Survey: More women think dometic violence is justified (Uganda)

March 17, 2013

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Source Police publicist Judith Nabakooba looks at the back of a woman who was allegedly burnt by her husband with a flat iron. newvision Ruth Ojiambo Ochieng, the Isis-WICCE’s executive director, linked domestic violence to early marriage. Many girls are married off before they turn 18, which leaves them at the mercy of their husbands. […]