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Afghan lawmakers take aim at women’s rights – HRW

by Megan Rowling LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Afghanistan’s lower house of parliament seems intent on further weakening inadequate legal protections for women’s rights, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, urging lawmakers to reject a proposed criminal law revision that would make prosecutions of domestic violence impossible. A new draft of the criminal procedure code, … Continue reading

A South African town comes to terms with sexual violence

By Kristy Siegfried BREDASDORP, 15 July 2013 (IRIN) – Seventeen-year-old Anene Booysen was gang raped and brutalized on a patch of scrubby grass between two newly built RDP [government subsidized] houses, in a bleak, low-income suburb about 3km from central Bredasdorp, a small town in South Africa’s Western Cape Province. At the time of her … Continue reading

Q+A: The epidemic of sexual attacks in Egypt

 by Maria Caspani LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Another wave of sexual violence against Egyptian women has taken place in Cairo’s famous Tahrir Square, where at least 91 women were assaulted and, in some cases, raped over four days of protests that began on June 30th, women’s rights groups said. Advocacy group Human Rights Watch … Continue reading