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Jail for Dubai prostitute ‘thrown out of window’ (Dubai)

July 26, 2012

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DUBAI // A salesman accused of throwing a naked prostitute from a hotel window was today cleared of assault, but jailed for having consensual sex. The 37-year-old Briton ZA, was sentenced to three months in prison for having consensual sex with the 36-year-old Ukrainian AK, who broke her back in the fall and was left […]

Life turns topsy-turvy for teenager mom

July 22, 2012

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BANGALORE: She’s 13 and like any other teenager loves to watch cartoons, play with friends and lead a carefree life. But her innocence is gone. Before she leaves for school every morning at 9, she feeds her three-month-old son. And as soon as she’s back from school, she doesn’t lounge around; she’s with her little […]

HC raps headmistress for issuing transfer certificate to rape victim

July 19, 2012

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BANGALORE: Justice Ram Mohan Reddy on Wednesday disposed of a petition filed by a woman and her 13-year-old daughter, a victim of rape, after the headmistress of an Urdu high school in the city, and education department officials informed the court that she could continue her studies in the school. The judge took the authorities […]

Khap wants woman captured “dead or alive” for refusing to accept child marriage

July 19, 2012

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A khap panchayat of the Meena community near Rajasthan’s Dausa district has ordered the abduction of Santara Meena, a 25-year-old teacher in a government-run school. The woman’s fault is that she refused to accept her marriage, solemnised around 12 years back, as her husband hasn’t even passed the matric exam, is unemployed, as well as […]

Rape and Underage Marriage Is Not Important, Says Moroccan Women and Family Minister (Morroco)

July 17, 2012

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by Jeff Fecke Women’s rights groups in Morocco are denouncing comments made by Solidarity, Women and Family Minister Bassima Hakkaoui and are demanding reform of the kingdom’s rape laws. Hakkoui told legislators from the Justice and Development party in May that “the issue of child sexual abuse has been politically exploited by associations, which have greatly […]

Morocco: End the legal exemption for rapists who marry their victims (Morroco)

March 28, 2012

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Printer-friendly version Action Number: 41.1 Date: 28 Mar 2012 Update Date: 2012 May 17 Update: 15-year-old Safae from Tangiers was raped and impregnated in January 2011 when she was 14. Though she and her mother filed a complaint, according to recent reports they were pressured to drop the charges by the prosecutor and the judge. […]

Hundreds of Afghan women jailed for ‘moral crimes’

March 28, 2012

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Source: BBC NEWS The lack of women’s rights under the Taliban helped to justify western military intervention in Afghanistan Hundreds of Afghan women are in jail for “moral crimes”, including running away and extra-marital sex, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. In a report, it said that women were punished for fleeing domestic abuse and […]