Abuse of women

Soprano Veronica Simeoni, center, performs as Carmen in George Bizet opera at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino theater in Florence, Italy, on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. Carmen, the opera heroine, gets to live instead of being slain — thanks to a bold twist to the finale of the Bizet work by some who believe it's time to say enough to violence against women. (Pietro Paolini/Maggio Musicale Fiorentino via AP)
January 11, 2018 - 7:47 am
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Carmen, the opera heroine, gets to live instead of being slain — thanks to a bold twist to the finale of the Georges Bizet work by some who believe it's time to say enough to violence against women. The production of "Carmen" this month at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino...
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The Tony Marques Band performs on the Third Street Stage during New Year's Eve celebrations at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
January 01, 2018 - 6:59 am
From spectacular fireworks in Hong Kong and Australia to a huge LED lightshow at the world's tallest building in Dubai, a look at how revelers around the world are ringing in 2018: CALIFORNIA The Golden State went green when the calendar turned to 2018. Starting at midnight, California joined the...
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In this Friday, Dec.1, 2017 photo dancer Noelle Rose Andressen poses for a photo in downtown Los Angeles. Andressen was raped by her grandfather as a toddler. As an adult, she thought she'd successfully dealt with the trauma, having gone through years of therapy. When sexual assault and harassment allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein exploded in October, followed by the barrage of claims against powerful men, Andressen became overwhelmed. The old feelings of fear, shame and anger resurfaced. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
December 02, 2017 - 2:00 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Noelle Rose Andressen was raped by her grandfather as a toddler. As an adult, she thought she'd successfully dealt with the trauma, having gone through years of therapy. A professional dancer, she even choreographed a performance about sexual abuse to process her...
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November 28, 2017 - 12:13 pm
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has heard final arguments from lawyers and defendants in a gang rape trial that has gripped Spain and triggered criticism over how cases involving alleged abuse of women are handled. The case known as "La Manada" or "'animal pack," after the nickname the five...
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A woman shouts slogans during a march as part of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in Rome, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
November 25, 2017 - 2:38 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday launched an initiative to combat violence and harassment against women in France, aiming to erase a sense of shame that breeds silence among victims and changing what he said is the country's sexist culture. In a nearly hour-long speech at...
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A protestor shouts slogans during a demonstration for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 25, 2017 - 1:37 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Turkish police haven't intervened in a banned march that attracted more than 1,000 protesters to highlight the issue of violence against women and girls. The demonstration...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the executive director of UN Women, speaks to reporters during a news conference at U.N. headquarters. The United Nations began campaigning to end violence against women decades ago, but its effort gained little traction, until the outpouring of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, the U.S. Congress and boardrooms put the issue on front pages and TV screens around the world. "This is the moment!" Mlambo-Ngcuka said in an interview ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Nov. 25. "It really has to come out of the woodwork." (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
November 22, 2017 - 3:28 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations began campaigning to end violence against women decades ago, but its effort gained little traction — until the outpouring of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, the U.S. Congress and boardrooms put the issue on front pages and...
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FILE - A Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 file photo of an activist holding a banner reading: "For him impunity, for her a life sentence" during a protest in Paris. Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet provoked consternation by suggesting a legal minimum age of 13 for sexual consent "is worth considering." Activists protested in Paris to demand that the age of consent be set at 15. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
November 19, 2017 - 6:02 pm
PARIS (AP) — France is in a bind over where seduction ends and sexual harassment begins. Since the allegations of rape and sexual harassment emerged against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, the country synonymous with love has been stumbling as it addresses the issue of sexual harassment...
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November 04, 2017 - 8:04 am
PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of people are holding a memorial run through Paris to pay tribute to a slain jogger and to denounce sex abuse and violence against women. The social media-driven initiative Saturday was prompted by the killing of 29-year-old Alexia Daval, who went for a run last Saturday near...
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October 24, 2017 - 7:56 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Women's rights groups in Portugal have reacted angrily to a court decision that quoted the Bible and a 19th-century law in justifying a suspended sentence for a man convicted of assaulting his ex-wife with a bat because she allegedly committed adultery. The man was given a...
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