NOTE: This article contains disturbing content that may be triggering for some readers.

 

NEW DELHI -- India’s Supreme Court has reserved the death penalty for “rarest of rare” cases, and most are commuted to life imprisonment. But demonstrators gathered outside a Delhi courtroom demanded that four men sentenced to death Friday in the December rape and murder of a physiotherapy student on a moving bus be hanged soon.

Pawan Kumar, a 52-year-old textile shopkeeper, said he would be happy to do the honors.

By Christina Jedra

By Agence France-Presse

Somali-born activist and former supermodel Waris Dirie on Wednesday opens a centre in Germany to treat victims of female genital mutilation, which she was subjected to as a child.

About 8,000 young girls are circumcised every day in Africa and the Middle East, and the Desert Flower Medical Center, located in a Berlin hospital, will offer reconstructive surgery and psychological help to those among the 50,000 girls and women in Germany who need it.

The centre is a pilot for others planned in Europe, Africa and Asia.

he number of sexual assaults reported to the US Navy rose dramatically over the last year, officials have said.

The Navy puts the rise down to sailors' growing comfort reporting incidents of sexual assault and to their belief that authorities will take action.

The Navy says about 1,100 assaults were reported in the year ending this month, an increase of 50% from 726 last year.

The growing rate of military sexual assault has drawn congressional and White House attention in recent months.

NOTE: This article contains disturbing content that may be triggering for some readers.

 

By Tulip Mazumdar

Almost a quarter of men surveyed in a UN report looking at violence against women in parts of Asia have admitted to committing at least one rape.

Rape was particularly common within relationships. However, one in 10 men admitted raping a woman who was not their partner.

Ten thousand men from six countries took part in the survey.

It is the first multi-country study to examine how widespread violence against women is and the reasons behind it.

By Lateef Mungin and Dave Alsup

(CNN) -- He was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years for a heinous crime, but in the end he cut that life short.

Ariel Castro, convicted of kidnapping and raping three women, as well as murder, committed suicide in his prison cell Tuesday night, the Franklin County, Ohio, coroner's office said.

(New York) – Afghan President Hamid Karzai should take urgent action to fight child marriage and domestic violence or risk further harm to development and public health in Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the president.

By Dana Ford

(CNN) -- A 30-day rape sentence given to a teacher who admitted to raping his 14-year-old student may be illegal, according to the Montana judge who imposed it.

The judge scheduled a new hearing for Friday.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News From the Field