Abuse of women

July 06, 2019 - 10:27 am
PARIS (AP) — Protesters in Paris are demanding tougher government measures to prevent men from killing their wives, girlfriends or former partners. France has registered more than 70 such alleged killings so far this year, according to a Facebook group tracking them, up from official numbers in...
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June 25, 2019 - 11:32 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. women's agency says in a new report that families around the world can be loving and supporting but too often are the place for discrimination and violence against women — and home is one of the most dangerous places for a woman. U.N. Women's Executive Director...
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May 14, 2019 - 8:09 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. House members re-introduced legislation Tuesday that calls for the Justice Department to review how law enforcement agencies respond to cases of missing and slain Native Americans as the nationwide push to bring more attention to the issue gains momentum. The...
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Protesters hold placards and gather to demand justice for an 18-year-old woman who was killed after she was set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against her Islamic school's principal, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, April 19, 2019. Nusrat Jahan Rafi told her family she was lured to the roof of her rural school in the town of Feni on April 6 and asked to withdraw the charges by five people clad in burqas. When she refused, she said her hands were tied and she was doused in kerosene and set alight. Rafi told the story to her brother in an ambulance on the way to the hospital and he recorded her testimony on his mobile phone. She died four days later in a Dhaka hospital with burns covering 80% of her body. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)
April 19, 2019 - 7:35 pm
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Dozens of protesters took to the streets in Bangladesh's capital to demand justice for an 18-year-old woman who died after being set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against her Islamic school's principal. Nusrat Jahan Rafi told her family she was...
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House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., speaks at a news conference after the House voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, Thursday, April 4, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 04, 2019 - 12:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to reauthorize a 25-year-old law that helps victims of domestic and sexual violence, despite complaints by Republicans that Democrats were politicizing the popular law by expanding gun control. The bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2015 file photo, Mexican musician Armando Vega Gil, left, and author Beatriz Rivas pose for a portrait during the Guadalajara International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico. The Mexican rock band Botellita de Jerez announced on Monday, April 1, 2019 the death of its founder Armando Vega Gil. The musician and writer had posted a message announcing his suicide. (AP Photo/Berenice Bautista, File)
April 01, 2019 - 6:40 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The bass player for the Mexican rock band Botellita de Jerez appeared to have killed himself Monday, just one day after he was accused of sexually harassing a young woman when she was 13. The Mexico City prosecutors' office said that while it could not confirm musician Armando...
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March 29, 2019 - 10:51 am
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's lawmakers approved a resolution on Friday to reject an international treaty on women's rights. Parliament voted 101-28 with three abstentions to ask the government to stop the process of ratification of the treaty known as the Istanbul Convention and inform...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Biden Courage Awards, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 27, 2019 - 2:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden condemned "a white man's culture" Tuesday night as he lashed out at violence against women and, more specifically, lamented his role in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings that undermined Anita Hill's credibility nearly three decades ago. Biden, a...
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Graciela Garcia, who was turned into a sex slave when she was in her 20's by a former navy captain during Argentina’s 1976-1983 dictatorship, poses for a portrait inside what was once the Naval Mechanics School, ESMA, where she was jailed, as she attends the inauguration of an exhibit at the detention center, now a museum, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, March 14, 2019. Garcia's testimony is part of a new exhibit where 28 women recount harrowing stories of dictatorship-era gender-based violence. (AP Photo/Daniel Jayo)
March 14, 2019 - 5:38 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Graciela Garcia Romero says she was in her 20s when a former navy captain turned her into a sex slave in Buenos Aires. Ex-Navy Capt. Jorge Acosta, who is now serving life in prison for numerous human rights crimes, would take her to apartments and rape her during...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 file photo, a marcher carries a sign with the Twitter hashtag #MeToo used by people speaking out against sexual harassment as she takes part in a Women's March in Seattle, on the anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration. A group of prominent U.S. foundations is launching a new fund aimed at combating sexual violence and harassment in the workplace. Organizers tell The Associated Press the fund was launched Thursday, March 14, 2019, and plans to direct most of its grants to programs led by and benefiting low-income workers, migrants and women of color. The 11 partners so far include the Ford Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, the Conrad Hilton Foundation and the NoVo Foundation. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 14, 2019 - 1:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In an unusual team effort to broaden the #MeToo movement, a group of prominent U.S. foundations is launching a new fund aimed at combating sexual violence and harassment in the workplace. In addition to the foundations' contributions, some funds are coming from CBS — money initially...
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