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Death of Rape Victim in Morocco Sparks Calls for Legal Reform

April 6, 2012

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By KRISTEN MCTIGHEPublished: April 5, 2012 RABAT, MOROCCO — On March 10, Amina Filali, 16, died in a hospital in Larache, a small town in northern Morocco, after swallowing rat poison. Allegedly raped at knife point by a man nearly 10 years older, she had committed suicide after being forced to marry her rapist to […]

More than half abused women report suicidal thoughts

January 11, 2012

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Intimate partner violence (IPV) negatively affects women’s mental health all over the world. Public health studies conducted in the USA, Brazil, Vietnam and Ethiopia report strong associations between physical, sexual and psychological IPV and mental symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, memory and concentration problems, and suicidal thoughts and completed suicides. The recently released findings […]

Afghans launch self-immolation campaign

September 7, 2011

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By Jill McGiveringBBC News6 September 2011 Many Afghan women try to commit suicide after domestic violence The Afghan government has launched a national media campaign to address the growing problem of self-immolation. Most people who set fire to themselves, on purpose or by accident, are women. Many try to commit suicide because they are victims […]

Afghans launch self-immolation campaign

September 7, 2011

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By Jill McGiveringBBC News6 September 2011 Many Afghan women try to commit suicide after domestic violence The Afghan government has launched a national media campaign to address the growing problem of self-immolation. Most people who set fire to themselves, on purpose or by accident, are women. Many try to commit suicide because they are victims […]

Bangladesh Rape Victims Say War Crimes Overlooked

September 7, 2011

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By Bijoyeta DasWeNews correspondentTuesday, September 6, 2011 Bangladesh is celebrating 40 years of independence, but two sisters who were both victimized by massive, brutal war-time rapes are in no mood to celebrate. They say their lives have been ruined and perpetrators have never been brought to justice. DHAKA, Bangladesh (WOMENSENEWS)–A dust-caked plaque says Laily Begum […]

Bangladesh Rape Victims Say War Crimes Overlooked

September 7, 2011

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By Bijoyeta DasWeNews correspondentTuesday, September 6, 2011 Bangladesh is celebrating 40 years of independence, but two sisters who were both victimized by massive, brutal war-time rapes are in no mood to celebrate. They say their lives have been ruined and perpetrators have never been brought to justice. DHAKA, Bangladesh (WOMENSENEWS)–A dust-caked plaque says Laily Begum […]

Caught Between Two Cultures – Risk of Suicide Greater for Turkish-German Women

August 9, 2011

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08/05/2011By Barbara Hardinghaus The number of attempted suicides is five times as high among young Turkish-German women than their ethnic German counterparts. In a state of limbo between two cultures, they often succumb to despair. Sema, a 27-year-old woman who tried to commit suicide twice, is a case in point. Many young Turkish women who […]