4-28-15 The mothers being criminalised in El Salvador
The mothers being criminalised in El Salvador
Twenty-five-year old Carmen Guadalupe Vasquez Aldana laughs when she tells me she does not want to leave it too late to become a mother. At the age of 17, Ms Vazquez was raped by the neighbour of the family which she worked for as a maid. (Webmaster's comment: The baby died naturally during birth and she was sentenced to 30 years for murder.)
4-27-15 Cleveland kidnapper: Women speak about ordeal
Cleveland kidnapper: Women speak about ordeal
Two years ago three young women who had been missing for a decade escaped from a house on a residential street in Cleveland, Ohio. They had been feared dead, but were being held captive not far from where they were last seen. Their captor Ariel Castro subjected the women to repeated rapes and other abuse.
4-24-15 China court gives reprieve to death row abuse victim
China court gives reprieve to death row abuse victim
A Chinese court has given a two-year reprieve to a woman sentenced to death for murdering her abusive husband. Li Yan, 44, was sentenced in 2011, but in a surprise move, a court in Sichuan province ordered a retrial last June. Evidence showed her husband had sexually and physically abused her, burning her with cigarettes and cutting off part of a finger. Correspondents say it could signal a shift in China's approach to dealing with domestic violence. (Webmaster's comment: It never ceases to sicken me, this never-ending hatred and butality of some men against women, there seems to be no limits and it just never stops. This has got to be IN THEIR GENETICS!)
4-24-15 Germany Tugce Albayrak death: Defendant sobs in court
Germany Tugce Albayrak death: Defendant sobs in court
The 18-year-old accused of causing the death of student teacher Tugce Albayrak in 2014 has cried at his trial in Darmstadt as he admitted hitting her. The young woman was attacked in the car park of a fast food outlet after she had defended two teenage girls who were reportedly being harassed. She fell into a coma and died of her injuries on her 23rd birthday. Tugce Albayrak was praised for her "civil courage" for intervening in the dispute. (Webmaster's Comment: Oh, he's so sorry! But what good is that? She's still DEAD!)
4-13-15 China frees three detained women's rights activists
China frees three detained women's rights activists
Chinese police have freed three women's rights activists who were held for more than a month, in a case that sparked an international outcry. The women, who were detained shortly before International Women's Day on 8 March, had planned protests against sexual harassment on public transport.
4-10-15 'I was trafficked into UK prostitution'
'I was trafficked into UK prostitution'
Nearly 800 women and girls working in the sex trade were identified as the victims of human trafficking last year, according to National Crime Agency figures seen by the Victoria Derbyshire programme. Organisations working with victims, including the Poppy Project, say the figure underestimates the scale of the problem and has been rising sharply in recent years.
4-9-15 Feminist Initiative shakes up politics in Sweden and Norway
Feminist Initiative shakes up politics in Sweden and Norway
Feminism has been enjoying a popular resurgence in much of Europe - but in Sweden and Norway it is becoming a political force. What does the growth of a feminist party in both countries mean for mainstream politics and the fight for equality? (Webmaster's comment: And what's happening in America? Women live in fear! Male Pedophiles, male AND female Sexual Predators, women who cut themselves to relieve their emotional pain and stress, and women who actually believe they deserve sexual and physical abuse, all dominate the scene. They gang up in social media and attack all those that would help abused women. They can't help themselves. Their right to abuse and to be abused is at stake! Decent women and men in America need to take a stand against those with these mental illnesses and deviant aberrations, and follow the European example. It can be done!)
4-9-15 Red River Women
Red River Women
On the trail of the murdered and missing - why have so many of Winnipeg's Aboriginal women and girls been killed?
4-7-15 Amnesty International: Afghan government failing women
Amnesty International: Afghan government failing women
Amnesty International has said the Afghan government is not doing enough to support those who stand up for women's rights in the country. A new report into violence and intimidation against prominent women across the country said the vast majority of cases were simply not investigated.
4-6-15 Fraternity in campus 'rape' story to sue Rolling Stone
Fraternity in campus 'rape' story to sue Rolling Stone
The fraternity at the centre of a discredited Rolling Stone article about a campus rape has threatened to sue the magazine for its "reckless" reporting. The move comes after an independent review concluded the magazine failed to follow basic journalistic safeguards before publishing.
4-6-15 'Revenge porn' site owner faces lengthy jail term
'Revenge porn' site owner faces lengthy jail term
The operator of a revenge porn website has been sentenced to 18 years in jail in America. Kevin Bollaert of San Diego created the UGotPosted.com website that let people post explicit pictures of their former partners. Pictures were posted without victims' consent and Bollaert charged up to $350 (£235) to get photos removed. Eight women testified in court in San Diego about the harassment they had suffered as a result of images being uploaded to Bollaert's website by their former partners.
4-6-15 Rolling Stone retracts Virginia campus rape article
Rolling Stone retracts Virginia campus rape article
Rolling Stone has apologised and officially retracted an article about rape on the campus of a US university following an independent review.
4-2-15 India's Badaun: Police investigate 'rape of two girls'
India's Badaun: Police investigate 'rape of two girls'
Police in India's Uttar Pradesh state are investigating the alleged kidnap and gang rape of two girls at gunpoint. Relatives say the cousins were raped by men from a neighbouring village in Badaun district late on Tuesday. The girls, said to be 12 or 13, have been examined and medical reports are awaited. Five men have been detained.
4-2-15 Six arrested over Canada prostitution ring
Six arrested over Canada prostitution ring
Six people have been arrested in Canada on suspicion of running a prostitution ring, which smuggled nearly 500 women in to the country, according to police. The majority of the alleged victims are from China and South Korea, the police say. They believe the women were brought to Canada by a criminal gang and were forced into prostitution in a number of cities, including Montreal and Toronto.
4-1-15 Saving girls from the 'cutting season'
Saving girls from the 'cutting season'
Girls in parts of Tanzania are often forced to undergo female genital mutilation, even though the practice is illegal. Faced with FGM, many had nowhere to turn - until now. A safe house has opened in the north of the country to offer protection when they need it most. Girls as young as 10 have found refuge in the safe house. Veronica is 14. She is one of 134 girls to find refuge at the safe house in Mugumu during the six-week-long "cutting season", that traditionally occurs every two years in Serengeti District. All of them have stories about the pressure put on them by family to undergo FGM, a traditional pre-requisite to marriage amongst the Kurya people who live in the area. "My parents said I should be cut because I'd finished primary education and reached maturity. They wanted me to marry. I told them I didn't want to. That infuriated my dad." "My father started beating me, and that's when I decided to run away. He said I should have FGM so I'd get a bigger dowry. The five cows he would get would be sold to pay for my younger brother's boarding school." (Webmaster's comment: FGM: A horror story that just won't quit! They often die from this male desired mutilation.)