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Russian court orders tighter laws to stem domestic violence

Russia - Russia's constitutional court on Friday ordered stronger laws to punish repeat domestic violence offenders, saying both the penalties as well as protection for victims were insufficient.

Tunisia's gender violence law struggles to get beyond paper

Tunis - When Nadia told police about her husband's violence during a coronavirus lockdown in Tunisia, she nearly lost custody of her daughter, illustrating a chasm between a gender law and its enforcement.

New killings revive old fears in Darfur village

Farmer Abbas Abdullah was among hundreds who had trickled back to his remote village in South Darfur nearly a decade after fleeing war there. Now, he thinks he rushed the decision.

Police shooting of street artist sparks violent protests in Chile

Hundreds protested and a public building was burned down in a southern Chilean town Friday in reaction to the fatal police shooting of a street artist.

Hazaras fear for the future as foreign troops exit Afghanistan

Bamyan - The choice was straightforward for Hamidullah Asadi, a member of Afghanistan's minority Hazara community -- wait for the next deadly attack or join a growing militia in the mountains.

ICC prosecutor wants full probe into Nigeria violence

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court's prosecutor said Friday she had enough evidence to open a full probe into ongoing violence in Nigeria by both Islamist insurgents and security forces.

Yoko Ono urges gun control as fans commemorate John Lennon's death

New York - Mourners sang and laid flowers Tuesday on Central Park's candlelit memorial to John Lennon on the 40th anniversary of his murder in New York City, as his widow Yoko Ono marked the moment with a call for gun control.

French police violence: Five controversial cases

Paris - A video of officers beating up and racially insulting a black music producer in Paris is the latest in a string of incidents that have put French policing in the spotlight.

Raped by the regime, women still seek justice in Uruguay

Montevideo - When Ana Amoros fell prey to Uruguay's dictatorship, the first thing her torturers did was strip her naked and hit her with a riding crop. Then they raped her.

Raped by the regime, women still seek justice in Uruguay

Montevideo - When Ana Amoros fell prey to Uruguay's dictatorship, the first thing her torturers did was strip her naked and hit her with a riding crop. Then they raped her.

Pandemic inflames violence against women

Paris - No country has been spared the coronavirus epidemic, nor the scourge of domestic violence, which has surged during lockdowns as the day marking such violence approaches on Wednesday.

Pandemic inflames violence against women

Paris - No country has been spared the coronavirus epidemic, nor the scourge of domestic violence, which has surged during lockdowns as the day marking such violence approaches on Wednesday.

Victim-blaming muzzles Greece's battered women

Athens - Efforts to combat domestic violence in Greece lag far behind those of other European countries, with deep-seated prejudices often leaving victims afraid to seek help, say experts and battered women themselves.

Weekend shootings in Chicago leave 14 dead out of 104 people shot

It wasn't a very happy Father's Day for the 104 people shot in Chicago over this past weekend. More distressing and horrible is the fact that 12 minors, including a three-year-old toddler, were among the victims killed.

Kenyans march in capital against police violence

Nairobi - Around 200 people turned out Monday for a protest in a poor Nairobi neighbourhood against police violence linked to the deaths of 15 people nationwide since the authorities imposed a curfew to fight coronavirus.

Pakistan couple arrested for allegedly murdering seven-year-old maid

- A Pakistan couple have been arrested for allegedly murdering their seven-year-old maid after she was blamed for letting a pet bird escape, police said, the latest case of violence against child domestic workers in the country.

Batons, bullying and handcuffs mar Africa's virus shutdowns

Johanesburg - Soldiers tower over youngsters in South Africa's Soweto township, forcing them to do push-ups and roll on the floor as punishment for not adhering to a lockdown meant to halt the spread of coronavirus.

No country for young women? Myanmar's battle against rape

Yangon - Officially, rape hardly happens in Myanmar and domestic abuse is non-existent. The reality? Violence against women is so pervasive it is regarded as normal -- and as a result -- woefully underreported, says lawyer and activist Hla Hla Yee.

Partial truce mostly holds across Afghanistan on first day

Kabul - A partial truce marking a potential turning point in Afghanistan's gruelling war appeared to be holding Saturday, with only isolated attacks threatening to mar a process that drew jubilant civilians across the shattered country onto streets to celebrat...

French MPs back e-tag for domestic violence offenders

Paris - French MPs on Wednesday approved a law forcing domestic violence offenders to wear electronic bracelets to ensure they stay away from current or former partners who have reported abuse.

24 hours in the shadow of Mexico's violence

Mexico - As Mexico struggles to stop the bloodshed unleashed by its "drug wars," the violence casts a long shadow over ordinary life for many Mexicans.

Chile anthem against sexual violence goes viral

Santiago - From quiet beginnings just a few weeks ago, "The Rapist is You!" -- the creation of four performance artists from a Chilean feminist group -- has turned into a mighty global roar against sexual violence.

Calls to probe Russian official over stance on domestic abuse

Moscow - Relatives of Russian women who lost their lives to domestic violence are urging the government to probe a deputy minister for downplaying the scale of the problem, a rights group said Friday.

Two French police to stand trial over 'yellow vest' violence

Paris - Two French police officers will stand trial for alleged violence against "yellow vest" demonstrators taking part in anti-government rallies in Paris in recent months, a senior prosecutor said Thursday.

Police fight running battles with youths outside Paris

Versailles - French police fought running battles Saturday night in a poor suburb northwest of Paris with groups of young men who burnt a circus school and wounded two officers, the authorities said Sunday.

Brazil in 'civil war,' says head of Congress' pro-gun faction

Bras - Brazil is caught in a "civil war" of crime and violence, the head of Congress' pro-gun faction says, warning that ordinary Brazilians need to be armed and ready to fight back.

Violent protests erupt in Chile despite state of emergency

Santiago - Demonstrators in Chile clashed with police Saturday despite a state of emergency declared to deal with Santiago's worst violence years.

85 civilians killed, 373 wounded during Afghan election campaign: UN

Kabul - Hundreds of people were killed or wounded in violence related to Afghanistan's recent presidential election season as the Taliban sought to undermine the democratic process, a UN agency said Tuesday.

Duchess of Sussex pays secret tribute to murdered S.Africa student

Cape Town - Meghan Markle has visited the site where a young female student was murdered in South Africa last month in a show of solidarity with victims of gender violence in one of the world's most dangerous countries for women.

Protests held across Spain against gender violence

Madrid - Protesters took to the rain soaked streets of Madrid and dozens of other cities across Spain on Friday to raise the alarm against violence against women and demand tougher action.
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