The rejection from the global superstar is a public relations disaster for the Kingdom which is trying to find its feet as it diversifies its economy.
Danish law would specify that sexual consent must be given voluntarily and as an expression of an individual’s free will through words or action.
Loujain al Hathloul’s activism for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia made her a target of the autocratic state. It led to her being jailed for more than two years on flimsy charges.
Lockdowns have led to increases in complaints or calls to report domestic abuse in several countries, according to UN data.
Hanan al Barassi, a lawyer and outspoken critic of abuses in areas held by warlord Khalifa Haftar's illegal militia, was assassinated in public, rights groups say.
Human rights activists and social media users have called on Egyptian authorities to release the five female TikTok influencers who were sentenced to two years in prison for “violating public morals."
Despite laws on the books to protect women, most abusers go unpunished. Now, in many countries, lawmakers are even pushing back against those weak laws.
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 uprising has opened a new-found space for women in Lebanon’s traditionally conservative second city as they lead their own fight for change.
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.
A US-based rights group said political prisoners were subject to rape and death threats and a majority had experienced acts of abuse and torture.
Many activists say Japan's criminal code is outdated, underscoring gender inequality in the country, despite relatively high rates of female education and workplace participation.
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