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The curation of news on rape suggests that it is not confined to particular cultures or contexts. Depressing rape news coverage from USA to India.
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Behind India's shocking gang rapes lies a deep crisis among young men

Behind India's shocking gang rapes lies a deep crisis among young men | the intimate city | Scoop.it
Kishwar Desai: Rapes have spiralled as a lost generation of jobless, ill-educated men has reached adulthood and sought refuge in violence
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Violence, voices and visibility - Himal Southasian

Violence, voices and visibility - Himal Southasian | the intimate city | Scoop.it
What are the ethical implications surrounding graphic depictions of sexual violence in the media?
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Rape order on child brings scrutiny on India's village councils

Rape order on child brings scrutiny on India's village councils | the intimate city | Scoop.it
When a 14-year-old girl was pulled from her home, dragged to a nearby forest and raped, police revealed the assault was ordered by the head of her village in India.
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Centres of misplaced magnanimity | The Asian Age

Centres of misplaced magnanimity | The Asian Age | the intimate city | Scoop.it
Violence against women has been a pressing concern since the early Eighties. Each time a ...
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5 Ideas for Women’s Safety in India Make Amplify’s Shortlist - Badal ja!

5 Ideas for Women’s Safety in India Make Amplify’s Shortlist - Badal ja! | the intimate city | Scoop.it
How might we make low-income urban areas safer and more empowering for women and girls? This question shaped Amplify‘s first grant challenge. The prize? Funding of...
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Girls’ families acting under BSP influence: Akhilesh - Hindustan Times

Girls’ families acting under BSP influence: Akhilesh - Hindustan Times | the intimate city | Scoop.it
“Under siege for his government’s handling of the Badaun case, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav sought to deflect attention to rival BSP, accusing it of “influencing and paying” the victims’ families.”
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UP: Dalit woman burnt by employer for resisting rape - Hindustan Times

UP: Dalit woman burnt by employer for resisting rape - Hindustan Times | the intimate city | Scoop.it
A dalit woman worker has been allegedly set ablaze by the owner of a brick kiln after she resisted his sexual advances in a village in Bulandshahar district of Uttar Pradesh.
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Afghan child bride had escaped torturers but was sent back

Afghan child bride had escaped torturers but was sent back | the intimate city | Scoop.it
Outcry over case of Sahar Gul who was returned to her in-laws despite their attempts to force her into prostitution
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Women Raped & Tortured In Iraqi Prisons: Report

Women Raped & Tortured In Iraqi Prisons: Report | the intimate city | Scoop.it
BAGHDAD, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Iraqi authorities are detaining thousands of women illegally and subjecting many to torture and ill-treatment, including the threat of sexual abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report published on Thursday.
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Rapes happen in India, not Bharat: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat blames western culture for gangrapes : India, News - India Today

Rapes happen in India, not Bharat: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat blames western culture for gangrapes : India, News - India Today | the intimate city | Scoop.it
Bhagwat claimed that violence against women, in the way of rapes and gangrapes, is a phenomenon restricted to urban India and went on to say that such 'things' do not happen in rural India, where traditional values hold sway.
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New Afghanistan law could silence women who are victims of domestic violence

New Afghanistan law could silence women who are victims of domestic violence | the intimate city | Scoop.it
A new law in Afghanistan could allow men to abuse their wives, children and sisters and not face criminal prosecution by banning the relatives of an accused person from testifying against them. 
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Court Sentences 13 Men in India Rape Case

Court Sentences 13 Men in India Rape Case | the intimate city | Scoop.it
An Indian court sentenced 13 men to 20-year prison terms on Saturday for gang-raping a woman on the orders of local village elders.
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Love jihad in India: restricting women | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Love jihad in India: restricting women | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis | the intimate city | Scoop.it
Love jihad: restricting women - The continuum of curbing and controlling women plays out again in a different context
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Badaun victims' parents say honour killing allegations being made to save suspects

Badaun victims' parents say honour killing allegations being made to save suspects | the intimate city | Scoop.it
It has been almost a month since two minor girls were found hanging from a tree in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh. After the Central Bureau of Investigation's initial probe said that it could be a case of honour killing. However, the girls' parents claim these allegations are being made to save the real suspects.
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Why A Village Leader Ordered The Rape Of A 14-Year-Old In India - NPR (blog)

Why A Village Leader Ordered The Rape Of A 14-Year-Old In India - NPR (blog) | the intimate city | Scoop.it
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Last week, a young man from a remote village in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand was accused of sexually assaulting a married woman.
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Indian court finds two teenage boys guilty of gang-rape - The Guardian

Indian court finds two teenage boys guilty of gang-rape - The Guardian | the intimate city | Scoop.it
The Guardian Indian court finds two teenage boys guilty of gang-rape The Guardian A Mumbai court has convicted two teenage boys over separate gang-rapes in a verdict that came days after an Indian minister said juvenile suspects should be treated...
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'Nobody commits rape deliberately', says Chhattisgarh Home Minister - YouTube

'Nobody commits rape deliberately', says Chhattisgarh Home Minister - YouTube | the intimate city | Scoop.it
After the brutal rape and murder of two cousins in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun sparked a nationwide outrage, Chhattisgarh Home Minister Ramsevak Paikra has landed...
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Harassment victims in Kashmir share their horrible tales : India, News - India Today

Harassment victims in Kashmir share their horrible tales : India, News - India Today | the intimate city | Scoop.it
At a time when former J&K minister of state for health Shabir Khan is in the news for allegedly molesting a lady doctor in his chamber, a government official and a bank employee organised a unique event on Sunday at a local restaurant on the banks of river Jhelum to highlight issues of violence against women.
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India: Patronage and vote bank politics boost khap panchayats ...

Last year, after a couple was brutally hacked to death in Rohtak for defying marriage norms, a large khap panchayat banned girls in their area from using mobile phones and wearing jeans. The khap heads decided that such ...
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EU condemns Afghan law barring abused women from giving evidence

EU condemns Afghan law barring abused women from giving evidence | the intimate city | Scoop.it
“The EU's Catherine Ashton says draft legislation is a "serious backward step” in the fight for women’s rights in Afghanistan (EU condemns Afghan law barring abused women from giving evidence http://t.co/50BywUHEtO...”;
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Afghan judges free three jailed for torture of child bride Sahar Gul

Afghan judges free three jailed for torture of child bride Sahar Gul | the intimate city | Scoop.it
Three freed despite imprisoning, starving and burning girl sold into marriage as new laws could prevent relatives testifying against each other
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Feminist Street Art of Cairo - Scoop Empire

Feminist Street Art of Cairo - Scoop Empire | the intimate city | Scoop.it
Since the revolution began in 2011, Cairo has witnessed a blossoming of street art expressing voices from many segments of Egyptian society and social movements.
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Rape laws have changed, but what about the judiciary?: Vrinda Grover (as told to Pamela Philipose) - 10 January 2014

Rape laws have changed, but what about the judiciary?: Vrinda Grover (as told to Pamela Philipose) - 10 January 2014 | the intimate city | Scoop.it
Laws addressing sexual violence may have changed in India, but with judicial response mired in scepticism and age-old attitudes towards rape
survivors, there is little hope for justice.
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