Gender-based violence http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25041/all en Indian rape accused says police tortured him http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/indian-rape-accused-says-police-tortured-him <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Suchitra Mohanty</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Jan 10 (Reuters) - One of the five men charged with the gang rape and murder of an Indian student said police tortured him in custody and he and at least three of his co-defendants say they are innocent, lawyers said on Thursday.</p> <p>The five accused arrived in court for a closed hearing with their faces covered by scarves, and accompanied for the first time by defence lawyers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/indian-rape-accused-says-police-tortured-him" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Crimes Gender-based violence Law Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:00:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732567 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Indian rape accused says police tortured him, lawyer says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-indian-rape-accused-says-police-tortured-him-lawyer-sa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds comment from lawyer, detail)</p> <p>By Suchitra Mohanty</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Jan 10 (Reuters) - One of five men charged with the gang rape and murder of an Indian student said police tortured him in custody and he and at least three of his co-defendants say they are innocent, lawyers said on Thursday.</p> <p>The five accused arrived in court for a closed hearing with their faces covered by scarves, and accompanied for the first time by defence lawyers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-indian-rape-accused-says-police-tortured-him-lawyer-sa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Crimes Gender-based violence Law Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:00:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732648 at http://www.globalpost.com India rape accused hunted victim, aimed to kill - police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/india-rape-accused-hunted-victim-aimed-kill-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Five adults conspired to rape and kill, with teenager</p> <p>* DNA, mobile phone and physical evidence gathered, file says</p> <p>* Crime carried out on a school bus</p> <p>By Frank Jack Daniel</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The gang of men charged with the rape and murder of an Indian physiotherapy student deliberately tried to find a woman to rape and kill and ended the night with blood on their clothes, a police report seen by Reuters said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/india-rape-accused-hunted-victim-aimed-kill-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Crimes Gender-based violence Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 06:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732991 at http://www.globalpost.com India police arrest six in new gang rape case - papers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/india-police-arrest-six-new-gang-rape-case-papers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW DELHI, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Indian police arrested six people including a bus driver after a woman said she was gang raped in the northern state of Punjab, newspapers said on Sunday.</p> <p>The reports come weeks after a student in Delhi was assaulted and beaten in a moving bus and thrown bleeding onto the street in a case that sparked outrage in the country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/india-police-arrest-six-new-gang-rape-case-papers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Crimes Gender-based violence Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 18:15:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733872 at http://www.globalpost.com Rape charge against British broadcaster deepens BBC scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/rape-charge-against-british-broadcaster-deepens-bbc-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - A veteran British TV presenter was charged with rape and 14 counts of indecent assault on underage girls, police said on Tuesday, deepening concerns about sex abuse by top BBC personalities decades ago.</p> <p>Stuart Hall, 83, best known for hosting "It's a Knockout" in the 1970s and 1980s, was questioned after late broadcaster Jimmy Savile was exposed last year as a serial child sex abuser, prompting a flurry of further sex crime allegations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/rape-charge-against-british-broadcaster-deepens-bbc-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BBC Gender-based violence Rape Sex crimes Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:30:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738093 at http://www.globalpost.com Panel slams police in India rape case, rejects tougher penalties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/panel-slams-police-india-rape-case-rejects-tougher-penalties <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW DELHI, Jan 23 (Reuters) - India needs to implement existing laws, not introduce tougher punishment such as the death penalty, to prevent rape, a government panel set up to review legislation said on Wednesday, following a brutal gang rape that shook the nation.</p> <p>Panel head, justice J.S. Verma, rejected outright the idea of the death penalty for rape cases, a demand from some protesters and politicians in the days after the 23-year-old physiotherapy student was attacked on a moving bus.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/panel-slams-police-india-rape-case-rejects-tougher-penalties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Gender-based violence Hospitality Law Politics Rape Sex crimes Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:45:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738320 at http://www.globalpost.com Scope of U.S. Air Force sexual assault case 'stunning' - general http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/scope-us-air-force-sexual-assault-case-stunning-general <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Thirty-two drill instructors convicted, charged or investigated</p> <p>* Fifty-nine victims identified and offered care</p> <p>* "How could this have happened?: House panel chairman asks</p> <p>By David Alexander</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/scope-us-air-force-sexual-assault-case-stunning-general" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender-based violence Sex crimes Social Issues United States Air Force Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:45:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738619 at http://www.globalpost.com Studies outline cost of crime in Latin America http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/studies-outline-cost-crime-latin-america <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Daniel Bases</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Crime doesn't pay is a familiar adage. But it certainly costs.</p> <p>A series of original studies commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) quantify the costs of crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean using a combination of crime, health and economic statistics to come to fresh conclusions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/studies-outline-cost-crime-latin-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Ethics Gender-based violence Health Labor Social Issues Technology Violence Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:30:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739039 at http://www.globalpost.com Data shows domestic violence, rape an issue for U.S. gays http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/data-shows-domestic-violence-rape-issue-us-gays <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Bisexual women also abused more often, mostly by men</p> <p>* CDC says findings offer first national look at the issue</p> <p>* Findings come as Congress considers domestic violence law</p> <p>By Susan Heavey</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Gay people in the United States are just as likely as heterosexuals to experience domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking, and bisexual women are more likely than other women to be abused, federal health experts said on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/data-shows-domestic-violence-rape-issue-us-gays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender studies Gender-based violence Violence against women Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 20:45:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739618 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Recorded rape offences across the globe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/factbox-recorded-rape-offences-across-the-globe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 6 (Reuters) - According to South African Police there were 64,514 sexual offences cases reported in 2011/12, or 127.5 per 100,000 of the population. For a full story click on</p> <p>Legal experts caution against comparisons of national crime and conviction rates because police procedures, methods of counting and recording and legal definitions of rape vary in different jurisdictions across the world.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/factbox-recorded-rape-offences-across-the-globe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender-based violence Rape Sex crimes Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:45:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747371 at http://www.globalpost.com Indian child sex victims 'mistreated, humiliated': HRW http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/indian-child-sex-victims-mistreated-humiliated-hrw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Child victims of sex assaults in India often find themselves humiliated by the police and mistreated by doctors when they pluck up the courage to report abuse, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.</p> <p>In a report released amid continuing anger at the handling of sex cases in the wake of a deadly gang-rape in Delhi, the rights watchdog said the authorities had to become more sensitive towards victims.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/indian-child-sex-victims-mistreated-humiliated-hrw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Gender-based violence Sex crimes Social Issues AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 14:16:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747584 at http://www.globalpost.com Morsi must put end to sexual violence in Egypt: Amnesty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/morsi-must-put-end-sexual-violence-egypt-amnesty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Amnesty International on Wednesday urged President Mohamed Morsi to take "drastic steps" to end sexual violence against women in Egypt, following harrowing tales of mob attacks around Cairo's Tahrir Square.</p> <p>"Horrific, violent attacks on women including rape in the vicinity of Tahrir Square demonstrate that it's now crucial President Morsi takes drastic steps to end this culture of impunity and gender-based discrimination, and for all political leaders to speak out," said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/morsi-must-put-end-sexual-violence-egypt-amnesty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Ethics Gender-based violence Sex crimes Social Issues AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:31:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747665 at http://www.globalpost.com S.African 17-year-old dies of gang rape injuries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/safrican-17-year-old-dies-gang-rape-injuries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOHANNESBURG, Feb 6 (Reuters) - A 17-year-old South African girl has died of injuries received in a gang rape at the weekend, provoking rare cries of outrage on Wednesday in a country with a high level of sexual violence.</p> <p>In an echo of the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old student on a New Delhi bus in December, the Cape Town-based Cape Argus newspaper said the victim was sliced open from her stomach to her genitals. She was dumped on a building site in the town of Bredasdorp, 130 km (80 miles) east of Cape Town.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/safrican-17-year-old-dies-gang-rape-injuries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender-based violence Human sexuality Rape Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 16:45:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747770 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-S.African 17-year-old dies of gang-rape injuries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-safrican-17-year-old-dies-gang-rape-injuries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details and comment)</p> <p>By Ed Cropley</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Feb 6 (Reuters) - A 17-year-old South African girl died of injuries inflicted in a gang-rape at the weekend, provoking rare outrage on Wednesday in a country inured to some of the world's highest levels of sexual violence.</p> <p>The victim had been sliced open from her stomach to her genitals and dumped on a building site in the town of Bredasdorp, 130 km (80 miles) east of Cape Town, the Cape Argus newspaper reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-safrican-17-year-old-dies-gang-rape-injuries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender-based violence Human sexuality Rape Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:16:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747818 at http://www.globalpost.com Hundreds march in Cairo against sexual violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/hundreds-march-cairo-against-sexual-violence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hundreds of Egyptians marched Wednesday to demand an end to sexual violence against women, as Amnesty International urged an end to the culture of impunity following harrowing reports of mob attacks in Cairo.</p> <p>Men and women, holding huge flags of famous Egyptian female icons, marched from Sayyeda Zeinab mosque to Tahrir Square chanting against the interior ministry, which is accused of failing to bring perpetrators to justice.</p> <p>"The interior ministry are thugs!" the protesters chanted during the march under the slogan "The Street is Ours".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/hundreds-march-cairo-against-sexual-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Feminism Gender-based violence Sex crimes Social Issues AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:17:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747826 at http://www.globalpost.com