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Anger in Turkey at bill to quash child sex convictions

Anger in Turkey at bill to quash child sex convictions

A bill in Turkey that would overturn men’s convictions for child sex assault if they married their victim provoked fury on Friday, with critics accusing the government of encouraging rape of minors with the proposals. The opposition, celebrities, and even an association whose deputy chairman is the daughter of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed alarm […]

November 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Nepal criticized for not stopping child marriages

Nepal criticized for not stopping child marriages

Sep 08, – New York-based Human Rights Watch said government indifference means it has not taken the concrete steps needed to achieve the goal of completely stopping the practice in Nepal, which has the third-highest rate of such marriages in Asia after Bangladesh and India. Traditional practices, poverty, last year’s massive earthquake and Nepal’s ongoing […]

September 8, 2016 | By | Reply More