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Ramaphosa vows to intensify war on violence against women in S.Africa

At least 137 sexual offences are committed per day, mainly against women in South Africa.

How a Yemeni woman’s path to freedom led her to Malaysia

Yusra Ali Salm says she and her son feel safe in Malaysia.

How marital rape came about and why it should go

Under the marital rape exception in Section 375 of the Penal Code, it is not rape even if a husband has sexual intercourse with his wife without her consent.

Young Latin Americans considers violence against women normal

A survey by aid agency Oxfam, interviewed 4,731 men and women aged 15 to 25 in Bolivia, Cuba, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, showed violence against women is seen as normal.

Rights group criticises Bulgaria for regression in women’s rights

Bulgaria's ruling GERB party withdrew the Istanbul Convention, which combats violence against women, from being ratified in parliament.

Police investigate as sexual assault video shocks Morocco

Moroccan police are now attempting to "identify the attacker" and "determine where and when this crime took place".

Croatia moves to adopt disputed treaty to combat violence against women

If ratified, the Council of Europe convention would prevent and combat violence against women in Croatia.

New law brings hope to abused Tunisia women

The new law recognises physical, moral and sexual abuse as well as abuse in the form of financial exploitation.

Slovakia rejects treaty combatting violence against women

Slovakia followed the lead of Bulgaria, which also recently rejected the same treaty, by doing so.

Killing of Mexican prosecutor of crimes against women sparks outcry

Yendi Guadalupe Torres Castellanos was murdered in her car in Pánuco.

Macron vows to combat ‘shameful’ violence against women

France's first lady Brigitte Macron will be personally involved with an effort to raise awareness of harassment in schools.

Ikram women bash Red Shirts for violence, insults

Threatening and provocative actions are undermining Malaysian values, says Hafidzah Mustakim.

‘Running’ to change perceptions on domestic violence

Awam training adviser says the White Ribbon Run hopes to send the message that men are the "solution" to end domestic violence and not the root cause of it.