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  1. News - Hong Kong

    'V-Day' rises to the challenge of violence against women and girls

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... billion people around the world to oppose violence against women- by, among other activities, dancing. For 15 years, Valentine's Day has also been "V-Day"- a day of global events in a campaign to end violence against women and girls. The V stands for victory, vagina and valentine. This year the campaign is promoting "One Billion Rising"- an effort to get a billion ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    World cannot ignore acts of violence against women

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 04:53am by VINCENT PIKET

    ... Vincent Piket Vincent Piket says the world needs to strengthen its resolve to stamp out all forms of violence against women, which still too often go unpunished Brutal truth The motto ... This must change. Discrimination and violence against women is a global scourge. Violence takes many forms, including physical, mental or sexual violence, violence based on so-called ...

  3. News - World - VIOLENCE

    Violence against women ‘extensive’ across European, says report

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 08:55pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Survey of 28 member states in EU reveals abuse on large scale, much of it unreported Violence on women 'extensive' in Europe Violence against women is "an ... Convention, which demands more protection for women, and urges action from private and public organisations. "Action to combat violence against women needs to come from different quarters- ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    End assaults on women, starting with the violence in words

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:09am by Alice Wu

    ... unfortunate, though, that it takes that much star power to get attention. The fact of the matter is that violence against women doesn't only occur during times of conflict. During times ... there have been several cases of sexual harassment during a live telecast of Egypt's presidential inauguration celebrations. Politicians have continuously vowed to stop violence against women ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Violence against women must not be tolerated

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 12:00am by GEORGE PAPANDREOU, OUAFA HAJJI

    ... George Papandreou and Ouafa Hajji George Papandreou and Ouafa Hajji urge support for victims of abuse Make a date tomorrow to end violence against women Tomorrow, on Valentine's Day, ... of silence that shrouds violence against women- which often begins at home- and protects the perpetrators. From honour killings to child marriages, from date rape to sex slavery, crimes against women ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

    Sexual abuse victims share stories as part of One Billion Rising campaign

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... room. The story was part of the global One Billion Rising campaign- which yesterday attempted to draw out a billion people to protest against violence against women. The identity of the victim ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com As part of One Billion Rising campaign, women share stories of sexual attacks they suffered Raped as a child, betrayed by family The story ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Four Indian sisters injured in acid attack

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 09:34pm by AFP

    ... at a local government school and were returning home from work. They were taken to hospital for treatment but not admitted. Attacks on women have topped the national agenda since December, when ... doubling the minimum prison sentence for gang-rape to 20 years, but lawmakers voted against increasing the punishment for acid attackers. They can be jailed for eight to 12 years depending ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Domestic violence by women against men on the rise

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Rising gender equality blamed for leap in cases of attacks on men by women Domestic attacks on men on the rise Women are increasingly using violence against their husbands and boyfriends, according to figures from the police and Social Welfare Department. A social worker said women are facing growing pressure outside home as many have to make ...

  9. News - World - LIBYA

    Libyan election, seen as step to stability, marred by violence and low turnout

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 09:30pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tripoli Libyan election marred by violence The count was under way yesterday day in a Libyan general election overshadowed by deadly violence in second city Benghazi, including the killing of a leading women's rights activist. The first results were expected as early as today, organisers said, from an election authorities hope will pave a way out ...

  10. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Rights advocates fear rollback of women’s gains in Afghanistan

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:01pm by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... passing the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW law. In what appears to be his quest for a legacy, however, Karzai has quietly withdrawn his support for women's rights in favour ... Lynne O'Donnell in London Advocates fear withdrawal of most international troops and aid agencies from country will see some hard-won improvements rolled back Afghan women ...




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