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India: Sexist comments make rape victims’ trauma worse

India: Sexist comments make rape victims’ trauma worse

Dec 15, New Delhi: Referring to the December 16 Delhi gangrape, President Pranab Mukherjee’s son and Congress’ sitting Member of Parliament (MP) from Jangipur Abhijit Mukherjee earlier this year made a sexist comment that created a political storm and embarrassed his father. While speaking at an event in West Bengal, Abhijit said “dented and painted” […]

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UN report finds widespread sexual assault in Asia-Pacific region

UN report finds widespread sexual assault in Asia-Pacific region

Sep 10, – A quarter of men surveyed in six countries in the Asia-Pacific region have admitted to committing rape. The prevalence of rape varied widely between locations, according to a UN report. In the first regional study of its scale, “Why Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It?,” […]

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Madrid’s Olympic hopes dashed a 3rd straight time

Madrid’s Olympic hopes dashed a 3rd straight time

Sep 08, MADRID — Tens of thousands of Spaniards were devastated after Madrid lost its bid to host the 2020 Olympics on Saturday amid fears about the country’s economy and unemployment rate. It was the third straight time the capital failed in attempts to win the Summer Games. The International Olympic Committee meeting in Buenos […]

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