Rape and sexual assault

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‘Bodies are being eaten by hyenas; girls of eight raped’: inside the Tigray conflict
A nun working in war-torn Tigray has shared her harrowing testimony of the atrocities taking place

Tracy McVeigh

14, May, 2021 @9:06 AM

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Rape is being used as weapon of war in Ethiopia, say witnesses
Ethiopian nun speaks of widespread horror she and colleagues are seeing on a daily basis inside the heavily isolated region of Tigray

Tracy McVeigh

14, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Édouard Louis: ‘Truth is a revenge because we live in a world of lies’
The author, who became a literary sensation at the age of 21 with The End of Eddy, is appearing in a show exploring acting in theatre and in everyday life

Mark Fisher

13, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Cross-party MPs aim to force government to rectify rights breaches
Stella Creasy and David Davis leading attempt to protect at-risk women and extend bereavement benefits to unmarried parents

Heather Stewart Political editor

12, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Coalition tries to woo women with a federal budget that’s all about making amends
Violence and sexual harassment targeted, with $1.7bn investment in childcare and help for female-dominated industries Federal budget 2021

Anne Davies

11, May, 2021 @9:56 AM

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Ethiopian patriarch pleads for international help to stop rape and genocide by government troops
Orthodox priest releases video statement on suppression of Tigray district

Observer staff

08, May, 2021 @6:22 PM

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Tony Williams loses contract with US club over comments backing former NRL teammate Jarryd Hayne
Williams targeted Hayne’s victim on Instagram, questioning the woman’s truthfulness and the justice system

Mike Hytner

07, May, 2021 @7:05 AM

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‘Stealthing is rape’: the Australian push to criminalise the removal of a condom during sex without consent
ACT Liberal leader Elizabeth Lee is trying to change legislation to explicitly criminalise the act amid a rise in disturbing rhetoric

Rafqa Touma

30, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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‘I am not my trauma’: survivors of sexual abuse at a Ugandan girls’ shelter – photo essay
German national Bernhard ‘Bery’ Glaser allegedly took advantage of his ‘rich white foreigner’ status to systematically abuse girls in his care. Photographer DeLovie Kwagala captured the stories of 15 women

Kate Hodal

29, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Kenya debates lowering age of consent from 18 to 16
While some point to the number of teenage boys jailed for consensual sex, others fear gender equality gains could be lost

Peter Muiruri in Nairobi

28, Apr, 2021 @6:15 AM

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British woman to sue UAE royal she accuses of sexual assault for damages
Caitlin McNamara’s lawyers say she is taking the step after the CPS refused to prosecute Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan

Ben Quinn

26, Apr, 2021 @6:12 PM

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The UK’s femicide epidemic: who’s killing our daughters?
In the latest part of our End Femicide campaign, we examine how stalking, coercive control and pornography lie behind so many of the killings of 272 young women in 10 years. Will the domestic abuse bill, due to become law this week, do enough to keep women safe?

Yvonne Roberts

26, Apr, 2021 @9:01 AM

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