International sexism and gender violence

Girls in Nepal sleep in ‘menstruation huts’ despite ban, study finds – CNN

Student raped and killed in church wanted to become a minister and ‘preach the word of God,’ sister says

Bowing to U.S. demands, U.N. waters down resolution on sexual violence in conflict – Reuters

Like the young  women who have fled Saudi Arabia’s restrictive regime, Sheikha Latifa has made sure no one can forget how few freedoms are allotted to women in the Middle East’s most conservative societies — or how costly crossing Dubai’s ruler can be.

‘Sheer evil’ maternity ward attack toll rises to 24

Pakistan girls murdered over phone video footage — BBC News

Bangladesh charges 16 for burning girl alive

Mexico imagines a world without women, in strike against gender violence — CNN

British woman Natalie Crichlow set on fire in Barbados – BBC News

Russian domestic violence, women fight back

France to allow women to have volition over their own adulthood

Peru Beirut pageant protest with stats of violence against women

Police: Fashion model who stirred controversy strangled to death

Despite pioneering female politicians like Sanna Marin, Finnish society is far from gender-balanced.

UAE Gender Equality Awards Honor the True Heroes: Men

French singer pulls out of festivals amid protests – ABC News

Cantat was sentenced to eight years in prison and served four after beating to death Marie Trintignant in 2003 during a dispute in a hotel room in Lithuania, where she was making a film.

Istanbul Convention: Poland to leave European treaty on violence against women

Detained and forced to have a ‘virginity test’

Economic abuse survivor forced into £50,000 debt by her husband on why it’s so hard to prove

Campaigners fear UK coronavirus lockdown is making forced marriage victims more vulnerable than ever – CNN Video

11 men charged with raping, killing flight attendant found dead in Philippines

French professionals from psychiatrists to police officers lack the training necessary to help victims of childhood abuse, Salmona added. “There’s no understanding of the traumatic effects of sexual violence,” both in terms of problems it can cause later in life, and in terms of how trauma affects a victim’s ability to testify. Victims, especially at a young age, can appear disengaged or absent, “which judges mistake for consent,” she explained. “If they weren’t screaming or crying, the judge will say, well, then they didn’t protest, and so they consented.” 

A French Woman Who Says She Was Raped as a Child by 20 Firefighters Has Spent 10 Years Seeking Justice

Marwa Elselehdar: ‘I was blamed for blocking the Suez Canal’

Why Japan can’t shake sexism

Safe Sweden faces up to wave of women’s killings

Man who molested young daughter twice while ‘punishing’ her, jailed

Anger grows over rapist French mayor working from behind bars