Sunday, 17 December 2017

Tag Archives: violence

Kapil Sharma slams death threats against Deepika

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MUMBAI: Actor-comedian Kapil Sharma today came out in support of “Padmavati” star Deepika Padukone, saying it is wrong to resort to violence to register protests. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the period drama has been in the line of fire with various Rajput groups and political leaders accusing the filmmaker ...

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UK pledges £12 million to tackle overseas violence against women

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Penny Mordaunt: ‘Today we are stepping up our leadership’ LONDON: New support measures have been announced to tackle the “global scandal” of violence against women and girls (VAWG). Up to £12 million will be given to a UN fund over three years to support its work against crimes including female ...

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UN chief stresses need to tackle violence against women

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UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stressed the need to tackle violence against woman. “Every woman and every girl has the right to a life free of violence. Yet this rupture of human rights occurs in a variety of ways in every community. It particularly affects those who are most ...

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Online abuse silences women and girls, fuels violence, survey shows

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LONDON: Pervasive online abuse and harassment pressure women and girls into censoring themselves on social media and fuel gender-based discrimination and violence, rights groups said. About one in four women in Britain, the United States and six other countries said in a survey they had experienced online abuse or harassment. ...

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Sri Lanka PM orders tight security in areas affected by violence

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COLOMBO: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed the police chief to maintain tight security in the areas of the southern Galle district affected by clashes involving Buddhist and Muslim groups, a statement from his office said. The violent clashes that erupted on Friday night caused damage to property ...

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Nicole Kidman urges young actresses to take care

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LONDON: Nicole Kidman has urged young women to ‘’take care’’ of themselves in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein. The 50-year-old actress believes aspiring stars in Hollywood need to make sure they ‘’don’t let anyone break [their] spirit’’ in light of the allegations made against the ...

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Bangladeshi acid victims appear on ramp in London

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LONDON: A group of Bangladeshi acid attack victims took to the stage at a London fashion show in an awe inspiring act of defiance against violence towards women. The eight volunteers, who have all been subjected to violence or attacks themselves, stepped onto the catwalk at the Survivors’ Runway in a “moment ...

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