Protesters are demanding urgent reforms to Japan’s outdated rape laws as rape complaints are met with impunity, while sexual harassment and groping are rife.
Many activists say Japan's criminal code is outdated, underscoring gender inequality in the country, despite relatively high rates of female education and workplace participation.
"Private is Political –– Vagina Monologues 4.0," a Nepali rendition, gives life to real stories about harassment in the South Asian nation, in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
Thousands of Rohingya refugees joined a rally to mark the second anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar into Bangladesh, demanding that Myanmar grant them their citizenship and other rights before they return.
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Defendant Evelyn Hernandez, 21, has already served three years of the sentence handed down after prosecutors said she had induced an abortion.
Kashmiri bodies have always been used as a battleground for Indian forces in the region and the latest move from India comes with the looming threat of further violations.
Prosecutors said model Najila Trindade did not produce any of the evidence she claimed she had, including a video that allegedly proved the player attacked her.
Spanish Supreme Court's ruling, hailed by women's' rights groups and by the government, accepted that the victim's ordeal met the requirement in Spanish law that the plaintiff in a rape case must present evidence of intimidation or specific violence.
Six men have been convicted, three of whom were sentenced to five years in prison, over the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl from a Muslim nomadic tribe in India-administered Kashmir's Kathua district.
The four aggravated criminal sexual assault counts carry maximum terms of 30 years in prison. Kelly was already facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving four women years ago, three of whom were minors when the alleged abuse occurred.
TRT World interviews Anton Tripolskii, a domestic violence expert from the Battered Women’s Justice Project, who explains how the 'credibility of victim-survivors is significantly discounted in the American court system.'
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