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Lara Logan still suffers nightmares, PTSD from attack in Egypt

January 25, 2012

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By Michael Santo on 2012-01-24 Almost a year after the brutal attack and rape by a crowd of some 200 men in Tahrir Square, reporter Lara Logan says she is still haunted by the nightmarish assault. The sexual assault by a celebrating mob on the night Egypt’s president Hosni Mubarak resigned has left a deep […]

Taboos Undercut Nepal’s Marital Rape Law

January 18, 2012

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By Tara BhattaraiWeNews correspondentWednesday, January 18, 2012 Many women in Nepal say they didn’t know that involuntary intercourse within marriage has been outlawed. Women’s advocates say those who are aware would rather call it a form of domestic violence than marital rape. KATHMANDU, Nepal (WOMENSENEWS) — Devaki Poudel, 39, has kept quiet about the abuse […]

New Legal Definition of Rape as Shows Changing Attitude Towards Masculinity

January 14, 2012

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Melissa Freeman in National, Legal13/01/2012 Over 80 years after its conception, the 1927 definition of rape used by the Department of Justice was finally expanded last Friday. Hallelujah. The previous definition: “the carnal knowledge of a female, forcibly and against her will,” meant rape was defined strictly by forcible male penile penetration of a female […]

NEPAL Fasting Against Corruption Spreads

September 5, 2011

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By Sudeshna Sarkar Former legislators and ministers on a relay hunger strike in Kathmandu. Credit:Sudeshna Sarkar/IPS KATHMANDU, Sep 1, 2011 (IPS) – Inspired by Indian socialist leader Anna Hazare’s celebrated public fast against corruption in the Indian capital of New Delhi, starvation protests have sprung up in Nepal to press for a timely new constitution. […]

NEPAL Fasting Against Corruption Spreads

September 5, 2011

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By Sudeshna Sarkar Former legislators and ministers on a relay hunger strike in Kathmandu. Credit:Sudeshna Sarkar/IPS KATHMANDU, Sep 1, 2011 (IPS) – Inspired by Indian socialist leader Anna Hazare’s celebrated public fast against corruption in the Indian capital of New Delhi, starvation protests have sprung up in Nepal to press for a timely new constitution. […]

Nigeria: Marital Rape – Spoken About Only in Whispers

July 30, 2011

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Tosin Omoniyi29 July 2011 In Nigeria, it is a topic many would rather not talk about but its effects are inherently ravaging not only the female folk and family ties but societal values. Mrs Patricia Ofeme (not real name) was wedded in a high society nuptial about 2 years ago to her heartthrob of many […]

Nigeria: Marital Rape – Spoken About Only in Whispers

July 30, 2011

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Tosin Omoniyi29 July 2011 In Nigeria, it is a topic many would rather not talk about but its effects are inherently ravaging not only the female folk and family ties but societal values. Mrs Patricia Ofeme (not real name) was wedded in a high society nuptial about 2 years ago to her heartthrob of many […]