Abuse of women

A display of hundreds of red shoes spread as protest against violence toward women in Israel at Habima Square in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. A nationwide strike in protest of violence against women commemorating the 24 victims of domestic violence with thousands of men and women calling on the government to take action against domestic abuse. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
December 04, 2018 - 3:08 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Tel Aviv on Tuesday against what they see as the Israeli government's inadequate response to violence against women. Red-capped demonstrators called for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to "wake up" and carried signs reading "Women's...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May walks past the EU flag at the conclusion of an EU summit in Brussels, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. European Union leaders gathered Sunday to seal an agreement on Britain's departure from the bloc next year, the first time a member country will have left the 28-nation bloc. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
November 25, 2018 - 2:12 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the Brexit deal (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Hungary's prime minister says it's a "gloomy Sunday" because of the Brexit agreement between Britain and the European Union. Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on state TV that "no matter how well a divorce is organized, it...
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November 24, 2018 - 8:30 am
ROME (AP) — The Catholic Church's global organization of nuns has denounced the "culture of silence and secrecy" surrounding sexual abuse in the church and is urging sisters who have been abused to report the crimes to police and their superiors. The International Union of Superiors General, which...
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Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch's executive director, attends during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. “Sexual violence in North Korea is an open, unaddressed and widely tolerated secret,” Roth said in a statement. “North Korean woman would probably say ‘MeToo’ if they thought there was any way to obtain justice, but their voices are silenced in Kim Jong Un’s dictatorship.” (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
October 31, 2018 - 11:15 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean refugees say sexual violence against women in their former homeland is part of daily life. But a new report suggests there's little chance that abused women in the North will get to say "MeToo" anytime soon. North Korea's extremely patriarchal society means...
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Denis Mukwege, center, celebrates with his staff after learning he has been awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, at the Panzi hospital in Bukavu, eastern Congo, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. Mukwege, 63, founded the hospital and has treated thousands of women, many of whom were victims of gang rape. Armed men tried to kill him in 2012, forcing him to temporarily leave the country. "The importance of Dr. Mukwege's enduring, dedicated and selfless efforts in this field cannot be overstated. He has repeatedly condemned impunity for mass rape and criticized the Congolese government and other countries for not doing enough to stop the use of sexual violence against women as a strategy and weapon of war," the Nobel committee said in its citation Friday. (Norwegian Church Aid via AP)
October 05, 2018 - 8:36 am
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Congolese surgeon Denis Mukwege says the news that he was a co-winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize came while he was at the operating table. In newly posted audio on the Nobel site, Mukwege says Friday...
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President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila Kabange addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 25, 2018 - 11:21 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 11:20 p.m. President Joseph Kabila of Congo is stressing that holding elections on Dec. 23 is "irreversible" and denouncing any interference in the electoral process from foreign governments. Kabila became...
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FILE - This file combination of images from various law enforcement agencies and organizations shows posters of missing and murdered Native American women and girls as of September 2018. No one knows precisely how many there are because authorities don't have reliable statistics. A top U.S. Justice Department official says it’s doubling the amount of federal funding for tribal public safety and crime victims as it seeks to tackle the high-rates of violence against Native American women. The announcement on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, comes amid increased focus on the deaths and disappearances of Native American women and girls in the U.S. (AP, File)
September 19, 2018 - 6:02 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department will double the funding it gives tribes for public safety programs and crime victims as it tries to tackle the high rates of violence against Native American women, a top official said. The department's third-highest ranking official said more...
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August 31, 2018 - 8:21 am
MADRID (AP) — A divisive debate over the legal status of prostitution has reignited in Spain after the country's staunchly feminist government was embarrassed to find out that it had approved the country's first sex workers' union. Women's rights groups and policymakers have long been divided over...
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In this June 30, 2018 photo, Councilwoman Marcela Huanca cries as she relates the bullying she suffered from the mayor and his family, in Escoma, Bolivia. The South American country has a high percentage of women in municipal positions, and the world's second-highest number of women in parliament, according to the United Nations. But reports of political violence against women are on the rise. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
August 25, 2018 - 1:32 pm
ACHOCALLA, Bolivia (AP) — Women now hold almost half the seats in Bolivia's congress and laws mandate gender equality at lower levels too. But women's rights activists report a sharp increase in violence against female politicians as their numbers rise. Prosecutors say they have received 36...
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June 29, 2018 - 5:00 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Actress Ashley Judd has a message for survivors of sexual assault in her first visit to South Sudan, where rape is used as a weapon in its five-year civil war. "I see you, I love you and I'm here for you," she said in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press. The...
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