25 Abuse of Women News Articles
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12-27-13 Indian woman 'raped by two gangs on Christmas Eve'
Indian woman 'raped by two gangs on Christmas Eve'
Police in India say 10 men are in custody, after a 21-year-old woman was raped by two apparently unrelated groups of men on Christmas Eve.
11-15-13 Female genital mutilation 'rising in soft-touch Scotland'
Female genital mutilation 'rising in soft-touch Scotland'
A BBC investigation has revealed concerns that young girls are being brought to Scotland to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) because the country is seen as a "soft touch".
11-12-13 Egypt 'worst for women' out of 22 countries in Arab world
Egypt 'worst for women' out of 22 countries in Arab world
Egypt is now the worst country for women's rights in the Arab world, according to a poll of gender experts.
10-24-13 Women gain as gender gap 'narrows'
Women gain as gender gap 'narrows'
The gap between men and women has narrowed slightly in the past year in most countries, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) report.
10-21-13 Special prosecutor appointed to investigate Missouri rape case
Special prosecutor appointed to investigate Missouri rape case
On the heels of pressure from state politicians and a newspaper expose, a special prosecutor in Missouri has been appointed to investigate the alleged 2012 rape of a 14-year-old girl in the small town of Maryville.
10-18-13 Savage Humanist
Savage was named the 2013 Humanist of the Year for his long history of sex-positive writing, his advocacy of church-state separation, and support of LGBTQ youth.
10-1-13 Sexual Assault: The Silent, Violent Epidemic
Sexual Assault: The Silent, Violent Epidemic
According to the AMA, sexual assault continues to represent the most rapidly growing violent crime in America, claiming a victim every 45 seconds. Because many of these attacks occurring daily go unreported and unrecognized, sexual assault can be considered a "silent-violent epidemic&" in the United States today. The National Victim Center reports that over 700,000 women are raped or sexually assaulted annually. Of these victims, 61% are under age 18. Source: The American Medical Association (AMA).
9-26-13 Montana rapist Stacey Rambold freed after 30 days in jail
Montana rapist Stacey Rambold freed after 30 days in jail
An ex-teacher convicted in the US state of Montana of raping a 14-year-old girl has been freed after 30 days in jail, as critics demand the judge who tried the case be removed from the bench.
9-16-13 India Delhi gang rape lawyer faces 'misconduct' hearing
India Delhi gang rape lawyer faces 'misconduct' hearing
The post-trial comments of a defense lawyer in the Delhi gang rape case amount to "professional misconduct", Delhi Bar Council vice-chairman Rakesh Sherawat has told the BBC.
9-10-13 A quarter of men in some parts of Asia admit to rape
A quarter of men in some parts of Asia admit to rape
Following the high-profile conviction of four men in Delhi, India, for the rape of a student on a bus, a new study reveals how widespread sexual violence is in some parts of Asia.
9-6-13 No resentencing for Montana rapist Stacey Rambold
No resentencing for Montana rapist Stacey Rambold
A judge in the US state of Montana who admitted he had been too lenient when sentencing a man for rape has been told he cannot modify the punishment.
8-29-13 Montana judge's remarks about raped teen prompt outrage
Montana judge's remarks about raped teen prompt outrage
A Montana judge who said a 14-year-old rape victim was "as much in control of the situation" as the man who assaulted her has come under pressure to resign.
8-29-13 A Spectacularly Awful Week in Rape
A Spectacularly Awful Week in Rape
Its been a spectacularly awful week in rape. And that's not just because of a gang rape of a photo journalist in India. No, its also been a really shockingly bad week for American judges dealing with child rape victims, including a Massachusetts woman who has sued to avoid a judicially.
7-22-13 Female genital mutilation: 30 million girls 'at risk
Female genital mutilation: 30 million girls 'at risk
More than 30 million girls are at risk of being subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) over the next decade, a study by Unicef has found.
7-22-13 Dubai rape case Norwegian woman 'free to go'
Dubai rape case Norwegian woman 'free to go'
A Norwegian woman at the center of a Dubai rape case dispute has been pardoned and is free to leave Dubai, she has said.
7-20-13 Dubai sentences Norwegian woman who reported rape
Dubai sentences Norwegian woman who reported rape
A Norwegian woman has spoken out about the 16-month prison sentence she received in Dubai after reporting a rape incident to police.
6-29-13 No girls Allowed
No girls Allowed
A Georgia middle school girl was kicked off her school's football team because her presence might trigger "lustful thoughts" in her teammate.
6-20-13 WHO report highlights violence against women as a 'global health problem of epidemic proportions'
WHO report highlights violence against women as a 'global health problem of epidemic proportions'
Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according to a new report released by WHO in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council.
6-13-13 Domestic abuse: When escape is the only option
Domestic abuse: When escape is the only option
After a life of cocaine abuse, violence, and shame, one young mother found the courage to start fresh.
4-8-13 Twin Citians feel fine taking a midnight stroll
Twin Citians feel fine taking a midnight stroll
A new Gallup survey indicates people feel safer in the Twin Cities than any other major metro area in the country.
3-2-13 Amazon row over 'rape' T-shirt
Amazon row over 'rape' T-shirt
Internet retailer Amazon is continuing to list clothes from a US firm despite a row over a T-shirt with the slogan "Keep Calm and Rape a Lot"
1-13-13 Violence plagues Indian women
Violence plagues Indian women
Each year 100,000 women burned to death
1-7-13 Anger online as Saudi in his 90s marries 15-year-old
Anger online as Saudi in his 90s marries 15-year-old
The case of a Saudi man in his 90s who has married a girl of 15 has drawn widespread criticism on Twitter and other social media in the country.
1-4-13 US rape case loophole prompts uproar
US rape case loophole prompts uproar
California lawmakers have vowed to close a loophole that allowed a man's rape conviction to be overturned because his victim was not married.
1-3-13 Indonesia city to ban women 'straddling motorbikes'
Indonesia city to ban women 'straddling motorbikes'
A city in the Indonesian province of Aceh which follows Sharia has ordered female passengers not to straddle motorbikes behind male drivers.
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