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Nearly 1 in 5 Women in U.S. Survey Say They Have Been Sexually Assaulted

December 31, 2011

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By RONI CARYN RABINPublished: December 14, 2011 An exhaustive government survey of rape and domestic violence released on Wednesday affirmed that sexual violence against women remains endemic in the United States and in some instances may be far more common than previously thought. Nearly one in five women surveyed said they had been raped or […]

Nearly 1 in 5 Women in U.S. Survey Say They Have Been Sexually Assaulted

December 31, 2011

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By RONI CARYN RABINPublished: December 14, 2011 An exhaustive government survey of rape and domestic violence released on Wednesday affirmed that sexual violence against women remains endemic in the United States and in some instances may be far more common than previously thought. Nearly one in five women surveyed said they had been raped or […]

Nepal: Peace Brings More Violence Against Women

December 31, 2011

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By Sudeshna Sarkar A protest campaign in Kathmandu to demand change for women. Credit:Sudeshna Sarkar/IPS. KATHMANDU, Dec 31, 2011 (IPS) – Four months after her murder, you can see Rosy Maharjan flashing the two- finger victory sign – from a Facebook page. With police arresting the 21-year- old’s boyfriend and the people he hired to […]

Nepal: Peace Brings More Violence Against Women

December 31, 2011

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By Sudeshna Sarkar A protest campaign in Kathmandu to demand change for women. Credit:Sudeshna Sarkar/IPS. KATHMANDU, Dec 31, 2011 (IPS) – Four months after her murder, you can see Rosy Maharjan flashing the two- finger victory sign – from a Facebook page. With police arresting the 21-year- old’s boyfriend and the people he hired to […]

For Somali Women, Pain of Being a Spoil of War

December 31, 2011

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By JEFFREY GETTLEMANPublished: December 27, 2011 A rape victim in Mogadishu hid her identity. Aid workers say there has been a free-for-all of armed men preying upon women and girls displaced by famine. MOGADISHU, Somalia — The girl’s voice dropped to a hush as she remembered the bright, sunny afternoon when she stepped out of […]

For Somali Women, Pain of Being a Spoil of War

December 31, 2011

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By JEFFREY GETTLEMANPublished: December 27, 2011 A rape victim in Mogadishu hid her identity. Aid workers say there has been a free-for-all of armed men preying upon women and girls displaced by famine. MOGADISHU, Somalia — The girl’s voice dropped to a hush as she remembered the bright, sunny afternoon when she stepped out of […]

Leveson inquiry should address media sexism, women’s groups demand

December 30, 2011

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Press accused of perpetuating violence against women through sexual objectification and damaging representation Alexandra Topping guardian.co.uk, Thursday 29 December 2011 Singer Charlotte Church during her appearance at the Leveson inquiry into the news industry. Photograph: Reuters Lord Justice Leveson should widen his investigation into the practices and ethics of the British press, and tackle the […]