Sexual violence

India: New sexual violence law has both positive and regressive provisions

A new law passed by the Indian Parliament aimed at addressing sexual violence, while positive in some respects, has several deficiencies and also violates India’s international law obligations, Amnesty International said. The upper house of the Indian Parliament passed the…

Worldwide day of action to end violence against women: One Billion Rising

“The Indian woman sold to a sheikh: The harrowing story of one Indian woman who was tricked into slavery in Saudi Arabia” (See) “Somali woman is jailed for a year after claiming she was raped: Human rights groups attack ‘terrible…

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