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11 Abuse of Women News Articles
from 2012
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8-22-12 Republican Congressman Todd Akin rebukes party bosses
Republican congressman Todd Akin rebukes party bosses
A Republican candidate under fire for saying women's bodies can prevent pregnancy in rape cases has lashed out at party bosses who want him to quit.

8-21-12 Congressman Todd Akin again refuses to quit Senate race
Congressman Todd Akin again refuses to quit Senate race
US candidate Todd Akin, who caused uproar by claiming women's bodies could prevent pregnancy in cases of rape, has again refused to stand aside.

8-20-12 US row over Congressman Todd Akin's rape remark
US row over Congressman Todd Akin's rape remark
A row has erupted in the US after a congressman said women's bodies were naturally able to prevent pregnancy in the case of "legitimate rape".

7-29-12 A hideaway for India's rebel couples
A hideaway for India's rebel couples
Indian couples that have angered their families by pursuing "forbidden" relationships are increasingly seeking refuge in special shelters guarded by police.

6-27-12 India where women can't venture out alone
India where women can't venture out alone
Kalpana Sharma | The Hindu Even in India's most progressive state, women can't go anywhere alone, said Kalpana Sharma. The southwestern state of Kerala is commonly perceived to be miles ahead of th..."

6-20-12 North Carolina rejects funds for sterilization victims
North Carolina rejects funds for sterilisation victims
Victims of forced sterilization in the US state of North Carolina will not get compensation, after a payout plan failed in the state Senate.

2-19-12 'Personhood' bill advances
'Personhood' bill advances
Virginia took a step this week toward becoming the first state to define a fertilized egg as a human being, when a Republican supermajority in the House of Delegates easily passed a controversial "personhood" bill.

2-16-12 Calls to tackle teen dating violence in the US
Calls to tackle teen dating violence in the US
Campaigners in the US have told Newsbeat more needs to done to tackle the high rate of violence in teen relationships in the country.

1-26-12 Rape: Should women avoid getting drunk?
Rape: Should women aboid getting drunk?
"In one awful high-profile case after another," said Emily Yoffe in Slate.com, a young woman goes to a party, gets drunk, and ends up being raped.

1-11-12 North Carolina sterilization victims win compensation
North Carolina sterilisation victims win compensation
Victims of a decades-old sterilization program in the US state of North Carolina are to receive $50,000 each in compensation.

1-7-12 FBI updates rape-victim definition to include men
FBI updates rape-victim definition to include men
The FBI has updated its definition of rape for the first time in 83 years, to include men and those who do not physically resist as victims.

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