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1/3/2014 - Assault and Murder of Teenage Girl Spark Protests in India
Protests have erupted in India after a 16-year-old girl was gang raped in two separate attacks and fatally set on fire. The girl was first assaulted in late October by more than six men near her home in Madhyagram town, near Calcutta....

12/13/2013 - Protests Follow India Supreme Court's Reinstatement of Gay Sex Ban
India's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday to reinstate a ban on gay sex....

10/28/2013 - US Ranked 23rd in Women's Equality in Global Gender Gap Index
The World Economic Forum recently released its 2013 Global Gender Gap Report, which ranks the US 23rd in women's equality....

10/18/2013 - Nearly 30 Million in Slavery Worldwide
The Walk Free Foundation, an Australian-based organization, released its first Global Slavery Index Report Wednesday estimating 29.8 million people live in various forms of modern slavery worldwide....

9/13/2013 - Men Convicted in New Delhi Gang Rape Sentenced to Death
The four men found guilty Tuesday of the fatal gang-rape of a 23 year-old student in New Delhi, India have been sentenced to death by hanging....

9/10/2013 - Four Men Found Guilty in Delhi Gang Rape
Four men have been found guilty by District Court judge Yogesh Khanna of the fatal gang rape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student in New Delhi, India last December....

9/9/2013 - Taliban Murder Female Indian Writer
Last Wednesday, a prominent female Indian writer was murdered by the Taliban outside of her home in the Paktika province after criticizing the terrorist group. Sushmita Banerjee, 49, wrote a popular memoir in 1995 about her life as the wife of an Afghan man in Kabul while the Taliban ruled....

8/23/2013 - American Photojournalist Gang-raped in India
A 22-year-old American photojournalist was gang-raped in an isolated Mumbai neighborhood Thursday night, Indian police said....

6/27/2013 - UN Passes Resolution to Address Rights for Those Affected by Rape as a War Tactic
On Monday, the United Nations passed a resolution to address the use of rape as a war tactic and establish the rights of victims of war-time rape to include comprehensive sexual and reproductive health....

6/17/2013 - Indian Women's Rights Activists Arrested
Police arrested and detained 13 women's rights activists Thursday after anti-rape protests swelled in West Bengal, India....

5/10/2013 - Survivor Rescued From Bangladesh Building Wreckage
On Friday rescuers in Dhaka, Bangladesh saved a woman who is still alive after the eight story building collapsed on April 24....

4/29/2013 - Bangladesh Death Toll 385, Recovery Changes Gears
Six days after the deadly building collapse outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh, rescuers are still working to recover any remaining survivors and locate bodies of the deceased....

4/22/2013 - Arrests made in Delhi Child Rape Case
Two men thought to have played a part in the abduction and rape of a five year old girl in New Delhi are now in custody....

2/26/2013 - Microsoft Launches "DigiGirlz" In India
Microsoft launched a new program in India to encourage more girls to take up careers in technology, the Times of India reports....

2/11/2013 - Outrage over Gang Rape Spreads in South Africa
Earlier this month, a seventeen year-old woman was brutally gang-raped in Bredasdorp, South Africa....

2/4/2013 - India Enacts Harsher Punishments for Sexual Assault
Over the weekend, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and the Union Cabinet approved new provisions to the Indian Penal Code that create harsher punishments for sexual assault and rape....

1/28/2013 - Sixth Accused Rapist in New Delhi Case Determined to Be A Minor
A Juvenile Justice Board in New Delhi has ruled that a sixth attacker in the fatal rape of a medical student on a bus in December was 17 at the time of the attack....

1/24/2013 - Trial in Brutal India Gang-Rape Begins Today
The trial of five men accused of brutally gang raping a 23 year old medical student, who later died of her injuries, on a bus in New Delhi, India, began today....

1/17/2013 - Delhi Rape and Murder Case Moved to Fast-Track Court
The case of five men accused of the brutal rape and murder of a 23 year old medical student in New Delhi has been moved to a special "fast-track" court, an Indian magistrate declared on Thursday....

1/14/2013 - New Bus Gang Rape Case Reported in India
A new gang rape case involving a private bus has been reported in India, where the brutal gang rape and death of a 23-year-old female medical student has prompted global outrage and demands for reform....

1/8/2013 - Protests Spread As Alleged Attackers Plead Not Guilty to Violent Rape
Three of the five accused attackers in a violent gang rape of a medical student in India will enter pleas of not guilty, according to the BBC. Manohar Lal Sharma, who is representing three of the five men accused of told the BBC that he would be filing representation letters for the three accused men challenging the way the police handled evidence in the case....

1/2/2013 - Death of Indian Rape Victim Sparks Global Outrage
The brutal gang rape and death of a 23-year-old female medical student in India has prompted global outrage, Reuters reports. The physiotherapy student was tortured and raped by a group of six men who were armed with a metal bar on a private bus in New Delhi on December 16th....

12/20/2012 - Indian Activists Protest Gang Rape
Protests erupted in India yesterday in response to a violent gang rape on a bus in South Delhi....

12/5/2012 - Bihar Village Bans Use of Cell Phones by Women
On Sunday, the self-appointed village council of Sunderbari within the state of Bihar in India prohibited the use of mobile phones by unmarried women and girls....

11/14/2012 - Woman Denied Abortion Dies in Ireland
Savita Halappanavar died last month in Ireland after she was denied an abortion while miscarrying her pregnancy....