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Frame clear policies to prevent violence against children in schools: Amnesty

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 23:43

The rape of a six-year-old student in a private school in Bangalore has brought to light the need for clear guidelines and mechanisms to ensure that schools can put a stop to instances of sexual violence and other abuse, Amnesty International India said on Saturday.

Egypt sends 13 to trial for sexual violence

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 20:32

Officials in the office of Egypt`s top prosecutor say 13 men have been referred to trial for assaulting women during a public rally, in what was the first implementation of tough new penalties against rampant sexual violence.

Angelina Jolie says being survivor of sexual violence isn`t shameful

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 13:24

Angelina Jolie opened up about ending sexual violence during the London summit saying that "there is no disgrace in being a survivor of sexual violence".

Summit in London to end sexual violence

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 12:11

A four-day summit Tuesday on ending sexual violence during war would be headed by British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, actress Angelina Jolie.

Japan, US back UN programme to stop sexual violence in Delhi

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 22:49

Japan and the US on Sunday announced their support to the United Nation`s `Safe City Programme` in Delhi aimed at preventing sexual violence against women in the national capital.

Kenya government sued over 2007 election sexual violence

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 22:57

A group of survivors of sexual violence committed after Kenya`s violence-hit 2007 elections took the government to court today over its alleged failure to protect them and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Sexual and reproductive rights under threat worldwide: Amnesty

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 09:15

The health and lives of millions of people across the globe are under threat from government failures to guarantee their citizens sexual and reproductive rights, Amnesty International has said.

Libya to give legal recognition to uprising rape victims

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 07:34

The Libyan government has decided to recognise as "war victims" women who suffered sexual violence during the 2011 popular uprising that ousted and killed long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Campaign against sexual violence in Bengal on Valentine`s day

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 18:57

The One Billion Rising campaign to protest violence against women will kick off in West Bengal Feb 14 with the theme "I Rise against Sexual Violence", a statement said Wednesday.

South African minister condemns child rapes

Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 13:31

A South African woman minister has expressed concern at reports of heinous acts of sexual violence against children.

Probe sexual violence in Muzaffarnagar riots: Rights group

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 14:27

Indian authorities should properly investigate all crimes, including allegations of sexual assault and gang rape, during the communal violence in Uttar Pradesh, Human Rights Watch said Monday.

Watch: Kalki Koechlin holds women responsible for rapes!

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 09:45

A video produced by a group of comedians featuring actress Kalki Koechlin and VJ Juhi Pandey has grabbed a number of eyeballs on YouTube.