February 13, 2013

 

Abusive Policing and Failures in Protection of Indigenous Women and Girls in Northern British Columbia, Canada
February 13, 2013
The 89-page report documents both ongoing police failures to protect indigenous women and girls in the north from violence and violent behavior by police officers against women and girls. Police failures and abuses add to longstanding tensions between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and indigenous communities in the region, Human Rights Watch said.
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ISBN: 1-56432-985-2
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May 13, 2009

As a researcher on the rape kit backlog in the US, I have interviewed many survivors of rape. Still, this experience did not prepare me for the story I heard in January from a disabled woman in North Dakota who was brutally raped by an acquaintance.

Victims Rebuffed, Prosecuted, Lose Cases over Children
August 4, 2014
Victims Rebuffed, Prosecuted, Lose Cases over Children

(Beirut) – United Arab Emirates authorities are failing to respond adequately to reports of domestic violence. The UAE should revise its laws to recognize domestic violence as a crime, and take immediate steps to prevent abuse and punish those responsible for domestic violence.

August 1, 2014

While wars in Gaza, Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere grab the attention of the world, a different, everyday struggle rages in Europe: violence against women. One in three women in the European Union has experienced some form of physical and/or sexual assault since the age of 15, a survey found.

July 31, 2014
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Spanish Foreign Minister Trinidad Jimenez (right) and Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (left) attend a signing ceremony for a convention on preventing violence against women and combating domestic violence in Istanbul on May 11, 2011.

July 31, 2014
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Signing of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence in Istanbul, 2011.
July 18, 2014

When she was 12, Chimwemwe, from a rural village in southern Malawi, married a 17-year-old boy. She had started having sex with him when she was 10 because, she said, he gave her money and small gifts, while her parents could not afford to feed her or buy her clothes.

La evaluación del comité debe conducir a la implementación de reformas fundamentales
June 13, 2014
La evaluación del comité debe conducir a la implementación de reformas fundamentales

(Beirut) – Las autoridades egipcias deberían actuar con celeridad para combatir todas las formas de violencia y hostigamiento contra las mujeres, señaló hoy Human Rights Watch.

June 13, 2014
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Un grupo de mujeres cantan consignas contra el acoso sexual durante una protesta en el centro de El Cairo, el 12 de febrero de 2013.