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Violence against women: legal reform is no silver bullet

March 16, 2013

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source Despite numerous laws to protect women from violence, little has changed. Why are there gaps between rhetoric and reality and what can be done about them? Drama, Kralanh District, Cambodia, where custom dictates that women keep the ‘fire’ in their homes. Photograph: Katherine Brickell As the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57) draws […]

UN Adopts Plan to Combat Violence Against Women

March 16, 2013

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source Conservative Muslim and Roman Catholic countries and liberal Western nations approved a U.N. blueprint to combat violence against women and girls, ignoring strong objections from Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood that it clashed with Islamic principles and sought to destroy the family. After two weeks of tough and often contentious negotiations, 131 countries joined consensus Friday […]

Community in shock after woman raped in Wallsend while walking home

March 16, 2013

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 Source By Sophie Doughty A woman was dragged into bushes and raped in Wallsend while walking home from a night out Police tape surrounds an area on Archer Street, Wallsend A community is today in fear after a woman was dragged into bushes and raped. The grassy bank that surrounds a Wallsend war memorial became […]

Police: NY man cut ankle monitor before killing mom, raping girl in carjacking

March 16, 2013

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Source Published March 16, 2013 Associated Press March 15, 2013: New York State Police investigate a car involved in a fatal carjacking on Verplank Road, Clay, N.Y. (AP) Probation officials are investigating how a man charged with possessing child pornography managed to cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet before carjacking a woman at a mall, […]

13-year-old raped by Facebook ‘friend’

March 16, 2013

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Source A teenager who befriended a 13-year-old girl through Facebook and later raped her was arrested in Samut Prakan early Saturday, police said. Pol Capt Ekapol Anupak, of Samut Prakan police, said he received a report at 12.30am that a man had broken into a house in Muang district and raped the house owner’s daughter. […]

Woman allegedly gang-raped on Indore bus, 3 arrested

March 16, 2013

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source Indore: A woman was allegedly gang-raped inside a public transport bus by its staff and their associate in Indore yesterday afternoon. Police said the woman took the private bus from Dewas, around 40 km from Indore. On entering the city, all passengers except her got off at Vijay Nagar. The driver then took the bus […]

Swiss tourist gang-raped in central India

March 16, 2013

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Source Photo: AP A Swiss woman, center, who, according to police, was gang-raped by a group of eight men while touring by bicycle with her husband, is escorted by policewomen for a medical examination at a hospital in Gwalior, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, Saturday, March 16, 2013. Thirteen men were detained […]

Delhi constable’s pregnant wife murdered over dowry (India)

March 16, 2013

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Source A pregnant woman, wife of a Delhi Police constable, was allegedly hanged to death by her husband and in-laws over dowry demand, police said on Saturday. Monika, wife of constable Mohit Kumar, was killed by her husband and in-laws in Etawah village on Friday. Police has arrested the victim’s father-in-law Sahiram and his wife. […]

Violence Against Women Declined By 64% Over 10 Years, But Progress Has Stalled

March 16, 2013

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Source Violence Against Women Declined By 64 Over 10 Years But Progress Has Stalled Last week, President Obama signed the newly reauthorized Violence Against Women Act into law. The new law expands protections from sexual and domestic violence to more groups and funds training for police and for judges, strengthening the criminal justice system’s response […]

McCain: State must combat human trafficking

March 15, 2013

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source By Cindy McCain My Turn Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:00 PM The recent unwillingness of Arizona House Judiciary Chairman Eddie Farnsworth to schedule a hearing for House Bill 2569 shines a direct and disturbing light on the problem of human trafficking in Arizona. By refusing to schedule a hearing, he effectively killed a bill […]