There are 10 women killed daily on average across Mexico, and only one in 10 such crimes are solved.
The government statistics understate the number of rapes as it is still considered a taboo to report rape in some parts of India, and because rapes that end in murder are counted purely as murders.
The 23-year-old rape victim was on her way to catch a train in Unnao district to attend a hearing when she was doused with kerosene and set on fire, police said.
The perpetrators raped, shot and burned the body of a female whose body was found in Buxar town in India's Bihar state.
The UN women’s agency kicks off 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, targeting the often-unpunished crime of rape that afflicts women and girls in every country and has been used as a weapon in conflicts.
Two of the fugitives are wanted by Russia and one each from Denmark, Norway, Ukraine, Brazil, Cyprus and the United States. Six of the cases involved murders.
While France has a progressive reputation and pushes for women’s rights around the world, it has among the highest rates in Europe of domestic violence.
Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 18, was doused in kerosene and set on fire after refusing to withdraw a sexual harassment complaint against the headteacher of the seminary she attended.
The first-ever all-women spacewalk was earlier scheduled for March but was canceled due to lack of appropriately sized spacesuits.
Canadian writer Margaret Atwood and British author Bernardine Evaristo have split the Booker Prize, after the judging panel ripped up the rulebook and refused to name a single winner for the prestigious fiction trophy.
Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei, spokesman for the Guardian Council, which vets legislation passed by parliament for compliance with the constitution, says the body has approved the measure.
Qandeel Baloch's brother says he felt no remorse for murdering his sister. Under Pakistan's blood money and retribution law, their parents can possibly forgive their son for murdering their daughter.
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