Nigerian Senate to review laws to provide stiffer penalties against rape
21 July 2019 | 10:40 am
Nigerian Senate to review laws to provide stiffer penalties against rape.
10 Dec 2020
Reviewing the spate of rape and domestic violence in Nigeria
6 Mar 2021
Australia's attorney general Christian Porter speaking to a press conference in Perth, identifies himself as the unnamed cabinet minister accused of raping a 16-year-old girl, but denies the decades-old allegation. After a week of speculation that has dominated Australian politics, 50-year-old Christian Porter -- the government's top lawyer and a former prosecutor -- tearfully denied wrongdoing, saying "the allegations never happened."
11 Mar 2021
The West African nation has been rocked by deadly protests in support of an opposition politician who's been accused of rape. Young people seem to have lost trust in the government and are demanding change, experts say.
15 Mar 2021
Police parade suspects of rape, human trafficking in Katsina
20 Mar 2021
A woman has accused several firefighters of raping her multiple times over the span of two years, starting when she was 13 years old. The verdict could make legal history and lead to a change in France's age of consent.
28 Mar 2021
In a crime that shocked the nation, the men raped a woman in front of her two children after she ran out of fuel on a highway.
5 Apr 2021
Soma Sara, the founder of a website that has exposed Britain's "rape culture" through thousands of anonymous testimonies, says she was surprised by the reaction to her campaign and that the next step is stamping out such behaviour, both in the UK and globally.
2 May 2021
Personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Kwara state have paraded a 54-year-old man for allegedly raping a minor in the state.
27 Jun 2021
A new UN report says there has been a drastic increase in child abduction, rape and other forms of sexual violence in various crisis regions in the year 2020.
9 Jul 2021
The Supreme Court has said the state of Chiapas breached a young rape victim's human rights by refusing her a termination because local law provided for a three-month time limit.
12 Aug 2021
Amnesty International says women and girls in Tigray were subject to rape and other sexual violence by Ethiopian soldiers and their allies, in a bid to inflict lasting physical and psychological damage. In a new report, the rights group says accounts of gang rape, sexual slavery and sexual mutilation amount to war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity. Those who documented the testimonies say details of the atrocities are some of the worst they have come across in their careers.
5 Sep 2021
In a makeshift camp that has served as a refuge for many women since Haiti's earthquake, survivors say they fear for their safety and that of their children. "We suffer, we have no access to toilets. We can't pee. Everyone is looking at you," says Vesta Guerrier, who lives in the Gabions camp along with 200 other refugees. The 7.2-magnitude quake that struck in August killed over 2,000 people and flattened or heavily damaged tens of thousands of homes.
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The country's main opposition party has led protests against a proposal to integrate Bulgarian minority rights. Such a move would be necessary to continue EU accession talks.
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On February 24, the first day of Russia's war in Ukraine, Moscow's troops took over Chernobyl, the scene of the world's worst ever nuclear accident. Following a 35-day occupation, Ukraine regained control of the defunct plant but workers have had a hard time returning it to regular functioning. Employees were forced to rebuild IT systems from scratch after specialist equipment and software was ransacked by Russian soldiers. Chernobyl remains a highly volatile site, with hundreds of tonnes of radioactive material still sitting under a protective cover.
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