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A Woman Should Not Have to Marry Her Rapist (Morroco)

March 18, 2012

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by Kristina Chew Some 200 woman activists rallied outside Morocco’s parliament building on Saturday to demand the repeal of a rape-marriage law. Under the law, article 475, a rapist is allowed to marry his victim if she is a minor so he can avoid prosecution. Families often agree to such a marriage because of strong […]

Morocco protest after raped Amina Filali kills herself (Morocco)

March 15, 2012

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Moroccan activists have stepped up pressure to scrap laws that allow rapists to marry their victims – after a 16-year-old girl killed herself. Amina Filali swallowed rat poison after being severely beaten during a forced marriage to her rapist. An online petition has been started – and protests are planned for Saturday against a law […]

Ireland Imprisons Rape Victim For Refusing to Testify

March 13, 2012

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A woman who alleged that she was the victim of a gang rape in Ireland was arrested and temporarily imprisoned after a judge said she must to stand directly in front of the three accused and point out her alleged assailants. Reporters present in court described her as visibly distressed. The victim became so distressed […]

Girl Commits Suicide After Being Forced to Marry Rapist (Morocco)

March 13, 2012

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by Ximena Ramirez Amina, a young 16-year-old Moroccan girl, was forced to marry her rapist, a man ten years her senior. When her family filed charges against the man for raping their daughter a judge decided that instead of punishing the man, the pair should marry. How is that even possible?  Well there is a […]

What future for Afghan woman jailed for being raped?

January 14, 2012

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Two high profile cases of violence have sparked domestic and international outcry over the treatment of Afghan women, but campaigners fear a winding down of the military campaign will mean the international community will no longer be interested. Gulnaz gave birth to her daughter, Moska, in jail Outside it was a gloriously sunny winter’s day. […]