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Accusation Against Senior Political Figure

Click to expand Image The mother of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta,…
The mother of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta, who was raped and murdered in Kanchanpur district, speaks at a mass rally calling for justice, Kathmandu, Nepal, September 15, 2018.
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Women Tell Their Stories

//--> //--> //--> Abortion in all instances, including rape, is illegal in Honduras. Any woman who has an abortion, and anyone found to have helped her, can be charged with a crime and imprisoned.
 
 For that reason, La Línea (“The Line”) was…
Lorena (a pseudonym) was unaware she was pregnant when she went to a hospital in intense pain two years ago. Doctors suspected she had attempted an abortion and called the police. She was taken from the hospital in handcuffs and is now facing charges.
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Cristina Alvarado is a social worker and part of the national coordination team of Movimiento de Mujeres por la Paz “Visitación Padilla” (Movement of Women for Peace “Visitacion Padilla”).
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Lawmakers Set to Discuss Loosening Notoriously Strict Anti-Abortion Law

This week, lawmakers in Honduras will have the chance to allow some women access to abortion, reversing restrictions first imposed more than 30 years ago. Under the current law, terminating a pregnancy is illegal and carries a heavy prison sentence,…
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Set System of Reparations, Justice for Victims

(Kathmandu) – Both government forces and Maoist combatants raped and sexually harassed women and girls during Nepal’s decade-long armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said in a report published today. The 78-page report, “Silenced and Forgotten: Survivors…
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 Silenced and Forgotten 
 
 
 Survivors of Nepal’s Conflict-Era Sexual Violence
 
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5 Months on, Threats and Attacks Displace a Woman in Siraha

Nepali authorities should immediately investigate and prosecute the September 2010 gang rape, physical assault, and forced displacement of 30-year-old Gauri Yadav in Siraha district, Human Rights Watch said today. To date, Nepali police have failed to…
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(New York, August 29, 2001) - Caste-based discrimination blights the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world, and the World Conference Against Racism should have the issue squarely on its agenda, Human Rights Watch urged in a new report…