Saturday, 19 October 2019

Tag Archives: sexual violence

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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550 boys were abused at German Catholic choir school

 Pope Benedict XVI poses for a group picture with the Regensburg Cathedral Choir (Regensburger Domspatzen) following an ecumenical verspers in the St. Peter’s Cathedral of Regensburg September 12, 2006. BERLIN: Nearly 550 members of a German boys’ choir were physically, and in some cases sexually, abused over several decades, a ...

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Angelina urges greater efforts to prosecute rape in conflict

  LONDON: Angelina Jolie has called for greater efforts to document and prosecute crimes of rape and sexual violence in war. The Oscar-winning actress teamed up with former British Foreign Secretary William Hague five years ago to launch a global initiative aimed at ending sexual violence in conflict, tackling impunity ...

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