21 Abuse of Women News Articles
from 2nd Quarter of 2014
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6-24-14 Kenya 'Liz' gang rape: Busia trial begins
Kenya 'Liz' gang rape: Busia trial begins
One of the six teenagers accused of gang-raping a 16-year-old girl in Kenya and dumping her in a pit latrine has gone on trial. The case led to widespread shock in Kenya and around the world after police ordered some of the alleged attackers to cut grass as punishment.
6-20-14 Students fight universities' inaction on sexual assault
Students fight universities' inaction on sexual assault
Allegations of sexual assault have intensified at Ivy League schools. Now students, schools and the government are trying to fight back.
6-13-14 UN urges action on Papua New Guinea sorcery attacks
UN urges action on Papua New Guinea sorcery attacks
The United Nations has urged Papua New Guinea to act to halt attacks against women - and sometimes men - over the belief that they are witches.
6-13-14 Somalia's al-Shabab militants impose dress code
Somalia's al-Shabab militants impose dress code
Somalia's al-Shabab militants have rounded up around 100 women and ordered them to comply with a strict Islamic dress code or risk being whipped.
6-12-14 Why is sexual harassment in Egypt so bad?
Why is sexual harassment in Egypt so bad?
Why is sexual harassment so common in Egypt - and what can be done to stop it? These are the questions being discussed on a hashtag trending in Egypt.
6-12-14 India hangings: Fourth woman dies in Uttar Pradesh
India hangings: Fourth woman dies in Uttar Pradesh
A teenager has been found hanging from a tree in a village in northern India, the fourth woman to die in such a way in recent weeks in Uttar Pradesh state.
6-6-14 When the target is your daughter
When the target is your daughter
What an education it is to be the father of girls. Every male knows from bitter personal experience what brutes some of our Y chromosome brethren can be; still, it is sobering to view predatory male behavior from the perspective of young women that you used to tuck into their cribs.
6-2-14 Rape 'routine' in DR Congo prisons
Rape 'routine' in DR Congo prisons
Security officials "routinely" rape women in prisons in DR Congo as punishment for their political activities, a UK-based charity says.
6-2-14 India police fire water cannon at gang-rape protesters
India police fire water cannon at gang-rape protesters
Indian police have fired water cannons to disperse hundreds of protesters in Uttar Pradesh state where two teenage cousins were gang-raped and hanged.
5-29-14 India gang rapes: Arrests over hanged girls in Uttar Pradesh
India gang rapes: Arrests over hanged girls in Uttar Pradesh
At least three men, including one police officer, have been arrested after two teenage girls were gang raped and hanged from a tree in India.
5-29-14 Two India girls gang raped and hanged in Uttar Pradesh
Two India girls gang raped and hanged in Uttar Pradesh
Two teenage girls found hanging from a tree in a village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh had been gang raped, police say.
5-27-14 Pakistan woman stoned by family outside Lahore court
Pakistan woman stoned by family outside Lahore court
A Pakistani woman has been killed by her relatives outside Lahore High Court for marrying against their wishes.
5-27-14 Sudanese woman facing death for apostasy gives birth
Sudanese woman facing death for apostasy gives birth
A Sudanese woman awaiting the death penalty for abandoning her religious faith has given birth in jail near the capital, Khartoum, her lawyer has said.
5-20-14 Indiana man avoids prison sentence after being convicted of drugging, raping his wife and filming it
Indiana man avoids prison sentence after being convicted of drugging, raping his wife and filming it
David Wise, who was convicted of drugging and raping his wife for three years and filmed several of the incidents, won't serve any jail time, a Marion Superior Court judge has ruled. His wife says that during the trial, Marion Superior County Judge Kurt Eisgruber told her she needed to "forgive" her husband.
5-15-14 Sudan woman faces death for apostasy
Sudan woman faces death for apostasy
A Sudanese court has sentenced a woman to hang for apostasy - the abandonment of her religious faith - after she married a Christian man.
5-15-14 The Sexual Assault Crisis on American Campuses
The Sexual Assault Crisis on American Campuses
The college town of Missoula, Montana, saw at least 80 reported rapes over three years, earning it the name "America's Rape Capital." But the nickname has it wrong. Missoula isn't special; it is fairly average. The truth is, for young women, America's campuses are dangerous places. 19% of U.S. undergraduate women are victims of sexual assault while in college.
3-14-14 The Problem of Campus Sexual Assault
The Problem of Campus Sexual Assault
Recently, a friend and fellow University of Chicago alumna showed me an open letter to university president Robert Zimmer demanding that the university reevaluate its policy regarding campus sexual assaults.
5-9-14 Are 'female friendly' restaurants sexist?
Are 'female friendly' restaurants sexist?
Restaurants, it seems, have figured out that women eat food.
4-10-14 Canadian senator Patrick Brazeau arrested on suspicion of assault
Canadian senator Patrick Brazeau arrested on suspicion of assault
An embattled Canadian senator has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, Canadian media report.
4-9-14 Ayaan Hirsi Ali: "They Simply Wanted Me to be Silenced"
Ayaan Hirsi Ali: "They Simply Wanted Me to be Silenced"
Here is an exceptionally strong statement from Ayaan Hirsi Ali about the cowardly capitulation of Brandeis University to the Islamic supremacist Hamas-linked thugs of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
4-1-14 Bosnia's wartime rape survivors losing hope of justice
Bosnia's wartime rape survivors losing hope of justice
The Bosna, the river that gave this country its name, flows northwards through the city of Zenica, slicing it in two. On its banks, the chimney stacks of the giant steelworks in the centre of the city funnel thick smoke into the surrounding valley.
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21 Abuse of Women News Articles
from 2nd Quarter of 2014
Abuse of Women News Articles from 2014 1st Quarter