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Domestic violence against women increased in 2011 (Pakistan)

July 25, 2012

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* Honour killings increase by 26.57pc, acid throwing by 37.5pc LAHORE: The number of reported cases of domestic violence against women in Pakistan witnessed a rising trend in 2011, and innumerable more unreported incidents and cases; yet the state has consistently refused to give legal recognition to this serious and deep-rooted issue. These were opening […]

Rise in convictions for violence against women (UK)

July 23, 2012

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Source: BBC NEWS Prosecutions and convictions for crimes of violence against women and girls have risen by 15,000 over four years. The figures come from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), which covers England and Wales. The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Keir Starmer, said the rise was due to better training and a greater understanding […]

Why is India so bad for women?

July 23, 2012

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Of all the rich G20 nations, India has been labelled the worst place to be a woman. But how is this possible in a country that prides itself on being the world’s largest democracy? By Helen Pidd Source : guardian.co.uk Video of a woman being attacked in Guwahati, Assam, has sparked outrage in India. In […]

Nine in ten sex attacks go unreported, warns DPP

July 23, 2012

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By Tom Whitehead, Security Editor 22 Jul 2012 Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions, will reveal that convictions for rape are now at record levels but it is only the tip of the iceberg. Just ten per cent of victims of serious sexual assault will go to the police, mainly because they do not […]

Statistics on Indian children – a reality check

July 21, 2012

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The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs India recently named India as the most dangerous place in the world for a girl child.The statistics below highlight the importance of supporting children’s rights, education and health schemes in India: 40% of India’s population is below the age of 18 years, which at 400 million is […]

Hounour Killings / karo kari (Pakistan)

July 20, 2012

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Women Rights RDHR Sindh believes Women are to have enjoyed equal status with men in all fields of life, however, in this mordren sociaty women are considered as minors and subject to a male, such as their father, brother or some other male kin. A women’s consent in any decision making regarding their lives is […]

The Best And Worst Places In The World To Be A Woman

July 20, 2012

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