Saturday, 4 July 2020

Tag Archives: sexual violence

Suu Kyi criticised in court over ‘silence’ on Myanmar rape claims

LONDON: The Gambia condemned Aung San Suu Kyi’s “silence” over the plight of Rohingya Muslims after the Nobel Peace Prize laureate defended Myanmar against genocide charges at the UN’s top court. Lawyers for the mostly Muslim African country said her arguments that Myanmar’s 2017 military crackdown was a “clearance operation” ...

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Uber’s safety review has thousands of sexual assault reports

SAN FRANCISCO: Ride-hailing giant Uber has released its first safety review which contains thousands of sexual assault reports. The company has also revealed the changes it was making to make rides safer for its passengers and drivers. The two-year safety review contains almost 2,936 reports pertaining to sexual assault that ...

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Tens of thousands rally worldwide against abuse of women

PARIS: Tens of thousands have rallied across the world to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, as France unveiled new measures to combat domestic violence. Demonstrators on Monday gathered in countries as diverse as Guatemala, Russia, Sudan and Turkey, where riot police in Istanbul blocked the ...

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2 women have been criminally charged over their partners’ suicides

BOSTON: For the second time in recent years, authorities in Massachusetts have pressed involuntary manslaughter charges against a woman over the suicide of her partner. On Monday, Suffolk County prosecutors announced that a grand jury indicted 21-year-old Inyoung You in connection with the suicide of her boyfriend, Alexander Urtula, a Boston ...

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UN backs resolution on sexual violence

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council has called on warring parties around the globe to implement concrete commitments to fight what many speakers described as the heinous, barbaric and all-too-often silent phenomenon of sexual violence during conflict. Adopting resolution 2467 (2019) by a vote of 13 in favour to none ...

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Kashmir conference held in British Parliament

LONDON: All parties parliamentary group on Pakistan held international conference on Kashmir in the British parliament on the eve of Kashmir Solidarity Day The Kashmir conference was attended by all parties from Pakistan and UK. More than three dozen were MPs in attendance including AJK President and opposition leaders. Dozens ...

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Indian police arrest principal, 5 others in rape of student

PATNA: Police in eastern India have arrested a school principal, two teachers and three students after a teenage girl blamed them and another 13 schoolmates for repeatedly raping her for the last seven months, police said Saturday. Police arrested the six after the girl named the 19 accused in a ...

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Angelina Jolie urges NATO to Focus with sexual violence in war

BRUSSELS: UN refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie called on NATO to help stop the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, as the Hollywood star broadened her international efforts to protect women’s rights. Jolie, who earlier this week visited a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, made her ...

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One in 10 females aged 16-19 suffer domestic abuse, report finds

LONDON: Around one in 10 females aged 16 to 19 were victims of domestic abuse last year, a survey has suggested. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) report on domestic abuse showed that 10.5% of 16 to 19-year-old females reported instances of abuse in the 12-month period to ...

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Angelina Jolie urges UN to crack down on sexual violence

LONDON: Angelina Jolie has urged United Nations peacekeepers to crack down on sexual violence. The 42-year-old actress referenced the recent sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood – which have seen several big-names, including Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey accused of sexual harassment – in a forceful speech in which she called ...

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