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India’s Federal Police To Probe Alleged Gang Rape Of Woman Who Died Of Injuries

India’s Federal Police To Probe Alleged Gang Rape Of Woman Who Died Of Injuries

India’s federal police will investigate the alleged gang rape of a young woman in northern Uttar Pradesh state whose death sparked nationwide protests, the local government said in a statement on Saturday. The 19-year-old Dalit woman died of her injuries earlier this week, triggering protests by both opposition political parties and the public in New […]

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 […]

Gang Rape And Murder Of 12-Year-Old Girl Sparks Outrage In Somalia

Gang Rape And Murder Of 12-Year-Old Girl Sparks Outrage In Somalia

Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region passed the country’s first Sexual Offences Law in 2016, which criminalises rape, sexual harassment and online sexual offences The gang rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl in Somalia has sparked outrage, demonstrations and calls for authorities to use a landmark 2016 law to secure justice, in a country where violence […]

Gang-Raped Under UN ‘Protection’ In South Sudan

Gang-Raped Under UN ‘Protection’ In South Sudan

The young woman we’ll call Mary, for her protection, says she was raped by four South Sudanese government soldiers while United Nations peacekeepers stood less than 100 meters away. On July 8 fighting broke out between government soldiers of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), which is loyal to President Salva Kiir, and the forces […]

Israeli Woman Allegedly Gang-Raped In Indian Tourist Town Of Manali

Israeli Woman Allegedly Gang-Raped In Indian Tourist Town Of Manali

A 25-year-old Israeli woman has allegedly been raped by two men in the popular northern Indian Himalayan resort town of Manali, senior local police officers said on Monday. The woman told police she was attacked early on Sunday after flagging down what she thought was a taxi and asking for a lift to a nearby […]

Brazil Gang Rape: 7 charged In Attack On Teen.

Brazil Gang Rape: 7 charged In Attack On Teen.

Brazilian authorities charged seven people in the brutal gang rape of a teenage girl in a Rio de Janeiro slum, state media reported. The rape of the 16-year-old in a building on May 21 sparked outrage after a 38-second video emerged on Twitter . It showed the victim naked and unconscious while male voices bragged […]

Rio Gang Rape Reveals Our Society’s Shocking Acceptance Of Violence Against Women

Rio Gang Rape Reveals Our Society’s Shocking Acceptance Of Violence Against Women

“Across the world, violence against women and girls remains one of the most serious—and the most tolerated—human rights violations,” — UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped by over 30 men in a Rio de Janeiro favela. Among the 30 men, not one of them stopped to ask why? Her […]