Wednesday, 7 August 2013

News for Today

Contributed by Agata Blanco Compostela

UNHCR statistics show alarming rise in rape and violence against women in North Kivu 

http://www.unhcr.org/51f7ae846.html Restrictive Abortion Law Temporarily Blocked in Wisconsin 
http://www.msmagazine.com/news/uswirestory.asp?ID=14521 
The European Commission’s Directive on Women on Boards
http://www.womenlobby.org/spip.php?article5286&lang=en

Contributed by Ana Maria Guerra
Rape and injustice: The woman breaking Somalia's wall of silence
Indian girl set on fire for resisting rape dies - report
College sexual assault isn’t going away (US)
Poll: most Egyptians satisfied with female representation in cabinet
China's child abductions force parents to ‘live with dead hearts’
Subaru Emirates: Women drivers 'at it again'
Female Veteran Gives Epic Response To Military Poster Blaming Sexual Assault Victims (PHOTO) (US)
Paedophile spared jail because his 13-year-old victim looked older and was a sexual 'predator and was egging him on' (UK)
Abuse on Twitter - Troll attack
Spain judge orders child rapist stay in jail
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2013/08/20138612151670796.html?utm_content=automate&utm_campaign=Trial6&utm_source=NewSocialFlow&utm_term=plustweets&utm_medium=MasterAccount

Contributed by Hannah Clarke
Theatre to help reduce violence against women founded in Solomon Islands
Women political activists in Zimbabwe threatened with violence and forced to flee their homes after refusing to reveal their vote
Media campaign to get women a voice in Libya
Trafficking of women linked to the search for work leading to women migrating
Melbourne Lord Mayor plans safe havens for women after pressure following Jill's murder

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