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Alabama moves to ban abortion, including for rape and incest cases
4 days ago
The legislation sets the stage for a legal battle over the right to abortion that could end up in the Supreme Court. It comes as 14 states have sought to restrict abortion in a bid to overturn Roe vs. Wade.
Rape as a weapon of war: Sexual violence on the rise in Cameroon’s Anglophone region
Rape as a weapon of war: Sexual violence on the rise in Cameroon’s Anglophone region.
Widespread torture and rape documented in Libya's refugee camps
An increasing number of refugees are being tortured and raped in Libya, a new study has found. The perpetrators, motivated by greed, sadism and the desire for power, include local European Union partners.
Rape and Sexual Violence: Groups organise outreach against menace in Makoko Community
Rape and Sexual Violence: Groups organise outreach against menace in Makoko Community.
#ArewaMeToo: The hashtag against sexual abuse in Nigeria
Sexual abuse and rape are taboo topics in northern Nigeria. But a new hastag – inspired by the global #MeToo movement – could play a part in changing that.
Florida pardons four black men of 1949 rape of white girl
The four black men, known as the Groveland Four, have been exonerated for the 1949 rape of a white girl by Florida's governor. None of the men was alive to see it.
Nobel Peace Prize winners demand global action on mass rape
Nobel Peace Prize winners demand global action on mass rape.
Nicki Minaj's new boyfriend is a registered sex offender
40-year-old Kenneth Petty has convictions for manslaughter and attempted rape. Minaj has posted photos of the two of them on her Instagram account.
Rape: DG, Nigerian Centre for Women Development tasks police IG to intervene in Ochanya's case
16 Nov 2018
Rape: DG, Nigerian Centre for Women Development tasks police IG to intervene in Ochanya's case.
"Akachi," movie against rape debuts in Nigeria
24 Jun 2018
A movie that will help educate Nigerians on the evils and consequences of rape has debuted in Nigeria.
Rape-murder of girl in India exposes religious tensions
14 Apr 2018
Protests have broken out in India after eight Hindu men were arrested over the brutal rape and murder of an 8-year-old Muslim girl. Right-wing Hindu groups marched to demand their release, while counter-protesters demanded justice for women.
Anger in Turkey at bill to quash child sex convictions
19 Nov 2016
A bill in Turkey that would overturn men's convictions for child sex assault if they marry their victim has provoked fury with critics accusing the proposals of encouraging rape.