Sexual violence

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Rape used ‘systematically’ during Lebanon’s civil war, report finds
Levels of torture and sexual violence used by combatants against women and girls during the 15-year conflict shocked investigators

Tessa Fox

09, Jun, 2022 @11:20 AM

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Women behind the lens: a moment of tenderness in a violent world
Adriana walked from Venezuela to Peru with her son, Mateo, a dangerous journey that ended in a daily fight for survival. She says all the risks she took were for her son

Daniela Rivera Antara

07, Jun, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Nepali woman’s account of rape prompts wave of protest over laws
Calls grow for repeal of statute of limitations and widening of definition of rape after former model makes allegations on TikTok

Sarah Johnson

03, Jun, 2022 @11:42 AM

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Médecins Sans Frontières apologises for using images of child rape survivor
Medical charity’s president calls publication of controversial photos ‘a mistake’ and says guidelines will be tightened

David Batty

26, May, 2022 @2:18 PM

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Médecins Sans Frontières condemned for ‘profiting from exploitative images’
Medical charity criticised for using images that ‘endanger and exploit children’ amid row over photos from DRC identifying child rape survivor

David Batty

25, May, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Group invades Cannes red carpet to highlight violence towards women
Protest came before premiere of Holy Spider, based on story of man who killed at least 16 women in Iran

Harry Taylor

22, May, 2022 @7:07 PM

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‘We are fighting the system’: Haiti lawyers taking rape to the courts
In a society riven with poverty and where armed gangs use sexual violence as a means of control, three women are working for justice

Sophie Cousins in Port-au-Prince

18, Apr, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Joy as Indonesia passes bill outlawing sexual abuse and forced marriage
The wide-ranging legislation, which comes amid a rise in such cases, is heralded as a victory ‘for all women’

Gemma Holliani Cahya in Jakarta

13, Apr, 2022 @1:48 PM

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Tigray has been the scene of ‘ethnic cleansing’, say human rights groups
Human Rights Watch-Amnesty report accuses Ethiopian paramilitaries of war crimes and crimes against humanity

Kaamil Ahmed

06, Apr, 2022 @5:15 AM

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H&M pledges to end shopfloor sexual violence in India after worker killed
Landmark agreement to protect garment workers from violence follows last year’s murder of Jeyasre Kathiravel, a Dalit woman

Annie Kelly

01, Apr, 2022 @6:45 AM

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Protests in Sudan after alleged gang-rape of young woman by security forces
Women fear use of sexual violence as a ‘tactic’ against those protesting the coup, after attack on 18-year-old in Khartoum

Zeinab Mohammed Salih in Khartoum

16, Mar, 2022 @12:13 PM

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Women in Cameroon are activists and fighters but both sides in conflict are ignoring them | Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Comfort Ero
As anglophone separatists continue their conflict with the government, women’s voices must be heard to find a solution

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Comfort Ero

09, Mar, 2022 @7:01 AM

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