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Ordinary Indonesians against judges and politicians who "justify" sexual violence
An official from Sharia-ruled Aceh province blames "sexy women" for rape. A judge claims that both rapist and victim "enjoy" the act, hence the death penalty is inappropriate. Such views, which follow the death of an 11-year-old girl who was gang-raped, have outraged women.
As Pakistani Catholics pray against sexual violence against children, more rapes reported in Punjab
Torchlight processions and prayers are held for Sara, who is in hospital in critical condition. In the past few days, two more cases have been reported: a six-year-old girl sexually assaulted in Faisalabad, and a nine-year-old girl raped and killed in Jhang District. A recent study confirms the trend, but acknowledges that only a few cases are reported.
Pakistan: a new norm to protect women, victims of rape
A woman who is a victim of rape will no longer be condemned for adultery as under the old norm introduced in 1979. Peter Jacob: "An important verdict but we need a definitive solution to all discriminatory laws".
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Thai Bishop: action against violence against women, for women’s rights and freedom
On the eve of International Women's Day, Mgr Philip Banchong Chaiyara slams the “double standard" that continues to victimise women. In recent years, violence against women has been rising in the family and society. Confinement, beatings, and rape are the most widespread forms of abuse. The prelate also calls on women to make the most of “their abilities”.
For Catholic doctor, violence against women can destroy India
A member of the Pontifical Academy for Life talks to AsiaNews about the gang rape of a novice in Bangalore. "The fight against this culture of violence must start with respect for life, especially for the girls for whom violence begins in the womb with female feticide and infanticide," he said.
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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