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Nepali government bans emigration of women to Gulf States
The ban affects women under the age of 30. It comes as the number of cases of sexually and physically abused women mounts in countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait.
10/06/2011 SRI LANKA
Sri Lankan women workers face daily rape in Jordanian factory
Women are abused, raped and tortured, according to a report by the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights. Anyone who refuses sexual advances is fired and sent home. The main offender is also from Sri Lanka.
Almost 20 women raped, killed, or fall to suicide every day
On International Women's Day, experts highlight the difficult situation of women in Pakistan. Those who suffer sexual violence are arrested, and abuse in the workplace is frequent.
Bangladesh Catholics form a human chain against abuse of children and women
In the first seven months of 2015, 347 cases of sexual and physical abuse have been recorded. In 2014, they were 227; 183 in 2013; and 91 in 2012. For the secretary of the Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace, "Children are the future of our nation. Instead they are becoming the victims."
26/05/2016 13:46:00 INDONESIA
For Indonesian activists, chemical castration of paedophiles "is legalised revenge"
President Joko Widodo signed a decree amending sexual violence legislation. Culprits now face the death penalty or life imprisonment. For Catholic Women’s association, castration is contrary to fundamental human rights and “does not heal” what leads to rape. Medical practice should “never cause further harm.”
Catholic activist speaks of unspeakable violations as military continues to use rape as a "weapon of war"
A report released by the Women's League of Burma mentions at least a hundred cases between 2010 and 2013. For its authors, they are but "the tip of the iceberg." Most cases of sexual violence, which also involves girls as young as eight years old, are concentrated in areas inhabited by ethnic minorities. Kachin leaders tells AsiaNews that abuses are an indication of "serious deficiencies in security."
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