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19 Abuse of Women News Articles
from 1st Quarter of 2014
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3-26-14 Michigan governor will not recognise same-sex marriages
Michigan governor will not recognise same-sex marriages
The governor of the US state of Michigan has said it will not recognise more than 300 gay marriages performed after a judge struck down a ban.

3-25-14 8-year-old girl taken out of Christian school after told she's too much like a boy
8-year-old girl taken out of Christian school after told she's too much like a boy
TIMBERLAKE, Va. - The grandparents of an 8-year-old Virginia girl say they've pulled her out of a local Christian school because school administrators think she looks too much like a boy.

3-21-14 Hawaii police call for 'undercover' prostitution law
Hawaii police call for 'undercover' prostitution law
Police officials in the US state of Hawaii have asked the state's legislature to keep a measure in the law allowing undercover investigators to have sex with prostitutes.

3-21-14 FGM: UK's first female genital mutilation prosecutions announced
FGM: UK's first female genital mutilation prosecutions announced
The first UK prosecutions over female genital mutilation have been announced by the Crown Prosecution Service.

3-21-14 India Mumbai gang rape: Four get life in jail
India Mumbai gang rape: Four get life in jail
A court in the Indian city of Mumbai has sentenced four men to life in prison for the gang rape of an 18-year-old telephone operator.

3-18-14 A Stillborn Child, A Charge of Murder and the Disputed Case Law on 'Fetal Harm
A Stillborn Child, A Charge of Murder and the Disputed Case Law on 'Fetal Harm'
Rennie Gibbs, a 16 year old in Mississippi when she gave birth to a stillborn child, is facing life in prison for taking cocaine during her pregnancy. Hers is among a burgeoning number of cases in which women are prosecuted for allegedly endangering their unborn children.

3-5-14 Violence against women: One-third of EU women affected - survey
Violence against women: One-third of EU women affected - survey
About a third of all women in the EU have experienced either physical or sexual violence since the age of 15, according to a survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.

3-1-14 South Korea warns Japan over comfort women review
South Korea warns Japan over comfort women review
South Korean President Park Geun-hye has warned Japan it will only bring isolation on itself if it reviews a statement acknowledging its wartime use of sex slaves.

2-25-14 Toronto doctor sentenced for abusing sedated patients
Toronto doctor sentenced for abusing sedated patients
A Canadian doctor who sexually assaulted 21 sedated patients while they helplessly watched has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

2-21-14 Sudan court convicts Ethiopian woman over 'gang-rape'
Sudan court convicts Ethiopian woman over 'gang-rape'
An Ethiopian woman who says she was gang-raped in Sudan has been convicted of "indecent acts".

2-19-14 Sexual assault survivors challenge universities
Sexual assault survivors challenge universities
One in five American women is sexually assaulted or raped during their time at college and university, according to the White House. Now some survivors are demanding change.

2-16-14 Indiana law lets rapist go free
Indiana law lets rapist go free
Bart Bareither confessed to deputies that he committed the 2005 assault, but the state's statute of limitations for the crime had run out.

2-6-14 Iraqi security forces 'abuse female prisoners'
Iraqi security forces 'abuse female prisoners'
Iraqi security forces are detaining thousands of women illegally and subjecting them to torture and abuse, a new report by Human Rights Watch says.

2-3-14 US teacher charged with abuse after YouTube video aired
US teacher charged with abuse after YouTube video aired
A school teacher in Southern California has been arrested on sexual abuse charges after a former student aired allegations in a YouTube video.

2-3-14 Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre death: Woman made rape claim
Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre death: Woman made rape claim
A woman has died in a fall from a car park roof days after a man accused of raping her was acquitted by a jury.

1-23-14 Guards May Be Responsible for Half of Prison Sexual Assaults
Guards May Be Responsible for Half of Prison Sexual Assaults
A Department of Justice study also shows the number of reports of sexual assaults is rising, but rarely results in prosecution.

1-23-14 India: Woman gang-raped on orders of 'kangaroo court'
India: Woman gang-raped on orders of 'kangaroo court'
Police in India's West Bengal state have arrested 13 men in connection with a gang rape of a woman, allegedly on orders of village elders who objected to her relationship with a man.

1-15-14 Danish woman gang-raped in Indian capital Delhi
Danish woman gang-raped in Indian capital Delhi
Police in the Indian capital Delhi are investigating the alleged gang rape of a Danish woman who lost her way near her city centre hotel.

1-6-14 Indian judge says pre-marital sex 'against religion'
Indian judge says pre-marital sex 'against religion'
A judge in the Indian capital, Delhi, has said that pre-marital sex is "immoral" and against the "tenets of every religion".

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