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FACTBOX-The worst and best G20 countries for women

June 13, 2012

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Source: alertnet // Katherine Baldwin Graphic: TrustLaw/Hyperakt 2012 By Katherine Baldwin LONDON (TrustLaw) – Strong policies against violence and exploitation combined with good access to education and healthcare make Canada the best G20 country to be a woman, while infanticide, child marriage and slavery make India the worst, a global poll of experts showed on […]

Saudi Arabia takes tiny steps on women’s rights

June 13, 2012

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Source: trustlaw // Lisa Anderson     Muslim pilgrims make their way to perform prayers at the Grand Mosque upon their arrival in Mecca, during the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, November 3, 2011. REUTERS/Ammar Awad By Lisa Anderson NEW YORK (TrustLaw) – Small cracks have appeared in the political wall separating women […]

Cultivating Fear (U.S.) Human Rights Watch Report

May 16, 2012

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Source: Human Rights Watch Cultivating Fear The Vulnerability of Immigrant Farmworkers in the US to Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment May 16, 2012 This 95-page report describes rape, stalking, unwanted touching, exhibitionism, or vulgar and obscene language by supervisors, employers, and others in positions of power. Most farmworkers interviewed said they had experienced such treatment […]

“He Loves You, He Beats You” (Turkey) Human Rights Watch

March 4, 2011

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Source: Human Rights Watch Family Violence in Turkey and Access to Protection This report documents brutal and long-lasting violence against women and girls by husbands, partners, and family members and the survivors’ struggle to seek protection. Turkey has strong protection laws, setting out requirements for shelters for abused women and protection orders. However, gaps in […]

Dignity on Trial (India) Human Rights Watch Report

September 7, 2010

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Dignity on Trial India’s Need for Sound Standards for Conducting and Interpreting Forensic Examinations of Rape Survivors September 7, 2010 This 54-page report documents the continued use of the archaic practice and the continued reliance on the “results” by many defense counsel and courts. The practice, described in outdated medical jurisprudence textbooks used by many […]