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High court finds husband guilty of raping wife


The Supreme Court handed down a guilty verdict against a man who raped his wife twice in a historic ruling that cautions husbands: You don’t have property rights over your wives’ bodies.

Posted: May 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

World Bank poorly prepared for conflict countries – study


The World Bank’s anti-poverty programs are not well-structured for countries beset by conflict, and do too little for women suffering from violence, according to internal study released Monday.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

This early, Valentine’s Day protest on women’s minds

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This early, the women have begun preparations for a bigger and more forceful Valentine’s Day protest to call for stronger action against violence against women, theater artist Monique Wilson said.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

India juvenile court convicts 1 in Delhi gang rape

Media personnel gather around defense lawyer Rajesh Tiwari, unseen, for the fatal gang rape of a young woman on a New Delhi bus outside a juvenile court in New Delhi, India in this July 25 file photo. AP

An Indian juvenile court convicted a teenager of rape and murder Saturday in the first conviction stemming from the December gang rape of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Swiss tourist gang-raped in India—police


A Swiss female tourist was gang-raped in rural central India, police said on Saturday, the latest victim of sexual violence against women in the South Asian nation.

Posted: March 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »