sexual violence

Rapist leaves scar on woman’s chastity: Court


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 2 (IANS) Ruling that a rapist leaves a scar on a woman's chastity, a court here has awarded seven years' rigorous imprisonment to a 'tantrik' for raping ... Read more...

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Guatemalan cop accused of holding teen as sex slave


August 18th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Aug 18 (IANS/EFE) A Guatemalan police officer was arrested on charges of holding a 14-year-old girl as a sex slave for months, authorities said Friday.Marvin Florian, 40, was ... Read more...

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US asks India to make strong anti-trafficking law


June 20th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 20 (IANS) A US report accusing India of being a source, destination, and transit country for forced labour and sex trafficking, has asked New Delhi to develop a ... Read more...

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Bangladesh mass sentencing condemned


June 19th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 19 (IANS) The prosecution teams conducting the mass trials of the alleged mutineers of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) must immediately stop the trials, Human Rights Watch said ... Read more...

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UN: Syrian children detained, tortured and used as human shields


June 13th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Pro-government forces in Syria have detained, tortured and used young children as human shields during the ongoing conflict, which is now being called a civil war by ... Read more...

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‘High proportion of HIV+ women report domestic abuse’


May 6th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, May 6 (IANS) A high proportion of HIV positive women report domestic violence than HIV negative women, says a latest study by the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune.Conducted ... Read more...

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Italian priest jailed for sex crimes against minors


May 4th, 2012 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 4 (IANS/AKI) A Catholic priest in Italy has been sentenced to almost a decade in prison for sexual violence against minors.A court in the northwest city of Genoa ... Read more...

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Rapist priest’s seven-year term upheld (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Noting that sexual violence was an assault on women's dignity, the Delhi High Court has upheld the seven years rigorous imprisonment given to a priest ... Read more...

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Rapist priest jailed for seven years


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Noting that "sexual violence, apart from being a dehumanizing act, is an unlawful intrusion on the right of privacy and sanctity of a female", ... Read more...

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One in three British teenage girls ’sexually assaulted’


March 5th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
London March 5 (IANS) A British survey has found that a third of teenage girls become victims of sexual violence by their boyfriends. Experts fear that some do not even ... Read more...

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Excerpts from UN Syrian resolution


February 5th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 5 (IANS) Excerpts from the UN Security Council resolution on Syria that India voted for but was vetoed by Russia and China:- Noting the deployment of the ... Read more...

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Pitt, Jolie meet Obama at White House


January 12th, 2012 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) One of Hollywood's most famous couples, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Wednesday met with US President Barack Obama at the White House, the Huffington ... Read more...

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H&M defends ‘Girl with Dragon Tattoo’ fashion line


December 15th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) H&M’s Girl with Dragon Tattoo collection has been accused of glamorizing rape. British blogger and journalist Natalie Karneef spoke about the clothing line on her recent blog ... Read more...

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`Millions of Americans are victims of attacks by partners’


December 15th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Atlanta, Dec 15 (IANS/EFE) An average of 24 people per minute become the victims of rape, physical violence or harassment by their partner or spouse in the US, according to ... Read more...

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UN needs more funds to end violence against women: Ban


November 24th, 2011 - 3:48 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for annual donations of $100 million to the UN Trust Fund to better finance the UN-led efforts to end ... Read more...

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Unicef concerned over escalating conflict in Somalia


November 16th, 2011 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Nov 16 (IANS) The UN children's fund (Unicef) has expressed concern over the impact of escalating conflict in Somalia where at least 24 children have been killed while 58 ... Read more...

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US soldier jailed for rape in South Korea


November 1st, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) A South Korean court Tuesday sentenced a US soldier to 10 years in prison for raping an 18-year-old South Korean girl in September, CNN reported.The Uijeongbu ... Read more...

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Security Council adopts statement on women in peace process


October 29th, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 28 (IANS) The UN Security Council Friday adopted a presidential statement calling on the full participation of women in all stages of the peace process as they ... Read more...

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Disabled men face far greater odds of sexual abuse


October 11th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) Men with disabilities were found to be four times more likely to experience sexual assaults than other men, an Indian origin researcher in the US ... Read more...

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UN officials congratulate Nobel Peace Prize winners


October 8th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 7 (IANS) Several UN officials issued statements here Friday congratulating three newly-minted Nobel laureates -- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, and Tawakkul Karman -- on winning the ... Read more...

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Johnny Depp apologizes for his comments


October 5th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actor Johnny Depp has apologized for the rape comment that he made in the November edition of the Vanity Fair magazine. The Pirates of Caribbean star ... Read more...

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Facebook accused of promoting ‘rape’


October 2nd, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 2 (IANS) Facebook has been accused of promoting 'rape culture' by activists after refusing to remove pages joking about sexual assault, a media report said.The claims came ... Read more...

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Activists give voice to women in strife-torn regions


September 30th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Women activists from South Asian countries have emphasised upon a greater role for women in peace building measures in conflict-ridden regions."We need to document women's ... Read more...

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Men need to change to stop violence against women: Meira Kumar


September 16th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Calling for a change in the mindset of men to stop physical and sexual violence against women, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Thursday said ... Read more...

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Delhi hosts Slut Walk, flays sexual violence (With Images)


July 31st, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The blood-curdling shriek of a girl rang through the road leading to Jantar Mantar here Sunday morning. She was being raped -- in a ... Read more...

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Poonam Pandey to lead slutwalk in Mumbai


July 31st, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) After the first slutwalk in the capital Sunday, the campaign will move to Mumbai, says controversial model Poonam Pandey and that she will lead it."Full ... Read more...

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Delhi all set for its first Slutwalk


July 30th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The virtual world was Saturday abuzz with last minute invitations, even as preparations were in full swing for the capital's first Slut Walk or ... Read more...

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No protest curbs at Jantar Mantar, India Gate now (Lead)


July 29th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Within 24 hours of banning any gathering of five or more people in the heart of the capital coinciding with parliament session beginning Aug 1, ... Read more...

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Delhi to host ‘Slut Walk’ Sunday


July 29th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Delhi will Sunday host the country's first Slut Walk, or 'Besharmi Morcha' -- a campaign to protest the random usage of the word 'slut' and ... Read more...

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Debate on gender inequality sets mood for Slut Walk


July 10th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) College students and professionals participated in a debate on gender inequality at Jantar Mantar here Sunday, ahead of the country's first Slut Walk later ... Read more...

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35 percent Indian women suffer domestic violence: UN


July 7th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Around 35 percent Indian women suffer from physical violence at the hands of their partners while nearly 40 percent men and women think that it ... Read more...

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Domestic violence very high in Asia-Pacific: UN report


July 6th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Nearly half the population of women in the Asia-Pacific region have experienced physical and sexual violence at the hands of their partners, a report by ... Read more...

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US report highlights trafficking in India


June 28th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) India is a source, destination and transit country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labour and sexual trafficking, the US State Department has said.The ... Read more...

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‘Slut Walk’ in Delhi to fight sexual violence


June 19th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Delhi will next month host the country's first 'Slut Walk' -- renamed 'Besharmi Morcha' for India -- to protest sexual violence against women who ... Read more...

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Gaddafi forces using Viagra, condoms as part of sexual violence against rebels?


April 30th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 30 (ANI): U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan E. Rice has raised serious concerns over reports that Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's forces have been supplied with tablets of ... Read more...

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