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UN rights chief calls time on caste-based sex attacks

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 02:19

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay today urged India to ensure that perpetrators of caste-based sexual attacks do not escape justice. "Women from stigmatised castes suffer the double assault of caste-based and gender-based discrimination," Pillay said on the sidelines of a session of the UN Human Rights Council. "And all too often abuses of their rights are committed with complete impunity," she said. "Such impunity must end," said Pillay, a South African with Indian roots.

Egypt refers 13 to trial over Tahrir sex attacks

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 00:29

Egypt`s prosecution service on Saturday referred 13 men to trial for alleged sex attacks on women at Cairo`s Tahrir Square, including during inaugural celebrations for new President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Vigilante gangs protecting women from ‘sex pests’ in Cairo

Last Updated: Sunday, November 25, 2012, 18:07

Sex pests on the trouble-torn streets of Cairo are being targeted by vigilante gangs who are on defence of women.

Canadian colonel gets life for sex attacks, murders

Last Updated: Friday, October 22, 2010, 09:56

A Canadian judge branded Colonel Russell Williams a "sick and dangerous man".