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Britain Set To Outlaw ‘Rough Sex’ Defence In Murder Trials

Britain Set To Outlaw ‘Rough Sex’ Defence In Murder Trials

Britain is set to become the first country to outlaw the “rough sex” defence in homicide trials, setting a precedent that campaigners said on Tuesday could spur other jurisdictions to follow suit. The issue gained worldwide attention following the 2018 murder in New Zealand of British backpacker Grace Millane whose killer said she died accidentally […]

Colombia Investigates Reported Rape Of Indigenous Girl, Sparks Condemnation

Colombia Investigates Reported Rape Of Indigenous Girl, Sparks Condemnation

Colombian authorities said on Wednesday they were investigating the reported rape of a 12-year-old indigenous girl by soldiers, spurring calls from tribal leaders to address violence against their communities they say is invisible and often ignored. The girl from Colombia’s Embera Chami tribe disappeared from her community reserve in northern Colombia on Sunday and was […]

Rape Conviction Rates Rise 75% In Sweden After Change In The Law

Rape Conviction Rates Rise 75% In Sweden After Change In The Law

Rape conviction rates in Sweden have risen 75% in two years following a major change in the law, spurring calls on Monday for other countries to revamp their legislation. Sweden changed the legal definition of rape in 2018 to sex without consent. Unlike in many countries, prosecutors do not have to prove the use or […]

Indonesian Brothers May Face Death For ‘Honour’ Killing Of Schoolgirl Sister

Indonesian Brothers May Face Death For ‘Honour’ Killing Of Schoolgirl Sister

Two Indonesian brothers will go on trial next month for the murder of their teenage sister in a so-called honour killing, police said on Tuesday, a rare case in the country that has prompted calls for action to protect women and girls. The men are accused of killing the 16-year-old girl by attacking her with […]

Pakistan Police Arrest Three Over ‘Honour Killing’ Of Teenage Sisters

Pakistan Police Arrest Three Over ‘Honour Killing’ Of Teenage Sisters

The father and brother of two teenage sisters shot dead in Pakistan after mobile phone video of them with a man surfaced online have been arrested, police said on Monday, drawing praise from women’s rights activists. The man who shot the video has also been arrested, while a relative suspected of carrying out the killing […]

Crimes Against Women Condemned In South Africa

Crimes Against Women Condemned In South Africa

Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, has condemned the raping and murder of women during the national lockdown period. This follows two reported cases of murder over the past weekend. A Willowvale woman was found murdered in her home last Friday, with her 18-month-old baby lying next to […]

Prevention And Combating Of Corruption Bureau Worried Over Increasing GBV Cases In Tanzania

Prevention And Combating Of Corruption Bureau Worried Over Increasing GBV Cases In Tanzania

THE Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) has called for intensified efforts in fighting gender violence which also violates human rights. Kagera Regional PCCB Chief, Mr John Joseph explained that gender violence incidents were on the increase but the victims do not report them to relevant authorities for necessary action. “PCCB cannot work alone. […]

Three Men Lay Sex Abuse-Related Charges Against Former Senior Journalist Coenie Slabber

Three Men Lay Sex Abuse-Related Charges Against Former Senior Journalist Coenie Slabber

The three men who have accused former Rapport arts editor Coenie Slabber of sexually abusing them when they were boys, have laid criminal charges against him at the police’s Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) units in Cape Town. Writer and columnist Herman Lategan, as well as another alleged victim, Sam*, laid charges […]

Kenya Employers Face Fine Over Failure To Offer Breastfeeding Rooms

Kenya Employers Face  Fine Over Failure To Offer Breastfeeding Rooms

Employers and commercial building owners face a fine of up to Shs1 million (about UShs36 million) for failure to allocate breastfeeding spaces under a proposed law which seeks to give infants two-year protection. The Breastfeeding Mothers Bill of 2019 tabled in the National Assembly makes it compulsory for all persons who own, lease or rent […]

Anger Erupts In Spain As Five Men Acquitted Of Gang-Raping Teenager

Anger Erupts In Spain As Five Men Acquitted Of Gang-Raping Teenager

Women’s rights campaigners in Spain called for a change in the law on Friday after a court in Barcelona cleared five men of raping a 14-year-old girl and jailed them for the lesser charge of sexual abuse, ruling that they did not use violence. The men, who denied the charges, took turns to have sex […]

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