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South Sudan violence against women ‘twice the global average’

November 29, 2017 2:20 am
South Sudan violence against women ‘twice the global average’

This file photo, taken on October 4, 2016, shows a displaced woman as she carries goods as United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) peacekeepers patrol outside the premises of the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba. (By AFP) The “shocking scale” of violence against women and girls […]

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United Nations tells Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to halt violence against violence

October 11, 2017 8:30 pm
United Nations tells Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to halt violence against violence

This photo, taken on October 10, 2017, shows people gathering as they wait to cross the border to Bangladesh at the bank of Ah Lae Than Kyaw Cillage in Maungdaw, Northern Rakhine State, Myanmar. (By AFP) The United Nations human rights office has urged Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San […]

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Thousands protest violence against women in Mexico cities

September 18, 2017 7:28 am
Thousands protest violence against women in Mexico cities

Mexican women have staged a protest rally in the capital Mexico City, demanding justice in the case of a young woman who was kidnapped and murdered. Thousands of demonstrators marched on Sunday from Mexico City’s Zocalo, or central plaza, to the attorney general’s office, where they staged performances denouncing the inaction […]

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Thousands protest violence against women in Mexico cities

7:28 am
Thousands protest violence against women in Mexico cities

Mexican women have staged a protest rally in the capital Mexico City, demanding justice in the case of a young woman who was kidnapped and murdered. Thousands of demonstrators marched on Sunday from Mexico City’s Zocalo, or central plaza, to the attorney general’s office, where they staged performances denouncing the inaction […]

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United Nations estimates 164,000 Rohingya refugees fled fresh violence in Myanmar

September 7, 2017 6:30 pm
United Nations estimates 164,000 Rohingya refugees fled fresh violence in Myanmar

Rohingya Muslim refugees arrive from Myanmar through Lomba Beel after crossing the Naf River in the Bangladeshi town of Teknaf on September 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The latest estimates by the United Nations show a fresh bout of violence against the Rohingya minority Muslims that erupted in Myanmar two weeks […]

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About 71 killed in overnight violence in Myanmar Rakhine

August 25, 2017 8:00 pm
About 71 killed in overnight violence in Myanmar Rakhine

Heavily armed Myanmar army troops patrol in Rakhine State. (Photo by AFP) Myanmar says at least 71 people have been killed in attacks on police posts in the western state of Rakhine. At least 59 Rohingya Muslims and 12 policemen were killed overnight on Thursday in the restive state, where the […]

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Thousands of women rally against violence in Latin America

March 9, 2017 6:16 pm
Thousands of women rally against violence in Latin America

Women demand equal rights and an end to violence against women on International Women’s Day, in Lima, Peru, March 8, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of women in Latin American countries have flocked to the streets in capital cities on International Women’s Day, calling for an end to sexual harassment […]

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Woman, 28, recalls ‘week of hell’ when boyfriend injected her with heroin, raped her and beat her

March 7, 2017 10:59 pm
Woman, 28, recalls ‘week of hell’ when boyfriend injected her with heroin, raped her and beat her

A domestic abuse survivor has recounted the horrific week of torture she had endured at the hands of her jealous boyfriend who was convinced that she had cheated on him when he was in prison. In 2013, Gabbe Rowland, 28, from East Falmouth, Massachusetts, was picked up from a friend’s […]

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Woman shares trauma of niece, nephew and father’s murder in domestic violence attack

February 10, 2017 6:00 am
Woman shares trauma of niece, nephew and father’s murder in domestic violence attack

Peter Poulson and his grandchildren Malee, left, and Bas were murdered by the children’s father. Photo / News Limited Rebecca Poulson never thought the knock on the door on her birthday would be the end of her life as she knew it. The Sydney woman woke up the morning of […]

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