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Pop star Chris Brown arrested on assault with a deadly weapon

US singer Chris Brown has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a woman told police he had threatened her with a gun.

US singer Chris Brown has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a woman told police he had threatened her with a gun.

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Egypt to sharpen laws against Female Genital Mutilation

Egypt announced this weekend it intends to tighten legislation against Female Genital Mutilation, and has published a proposed law that will hit anyone performing the operation with up to seven years

Egypt announced this weekend it intends to tighten legislation against Female Genital Mutilation, and has published a proposed law that will hit anyone performing the operation with up to seven years

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FGM provokes fierce debate in Dagestan

A report about female genital mutilation (FGM) has sparked a fierce debate in the North Caucasus. Some clerics in Dagestan have defended the practice.

A report about female genital mutilation (FGM) has sparked a fierce debate in the North Caucasus. Some clerics in Dagestan have defended the practice.

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One in four women raped in South African mining areas, report

A report released on Tuesday by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says one in four women living in South Africa's platinum belt have suffered from rape.

A report released on Tuesday by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says one in four women living in South Africa's platinum belt have suffered from rape.

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Nigeria: Some Chibok girls killed in air strikes, says 'Boko Haram video'

Some of the Chibok girls abducted in Nigeria have been killed in air strikes – according to a new video that’s said to be from the militant group Boko Haram.

Some of the Chibok girls abducted in Nigeria have been killed in air strikes – according to a new video that’s said to be from the militant group Boko Haram.

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Sexual harassment: nearly two-in-three young women 'are victims'

Indecent comments or remarks, unwelcome jokes of a sexual nature; unwanted sexual touching; and showing pornography at work - many women say they have experienced such behaviour.

Indecent comments or remarks, unwelcome jokes of a sexual nature; unwanted sexual touching; and showing pornography at work - many women say they have experienced such behaviour.

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Fighting sexual harassment on all fronts

In Europe more than one in two women have experienced sexual harassment at least once since the age of 15.

In Europe more than one in two women have experienced sexual harassment at least once since the age of 15.

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Sexual harassment on the streets of Portugal

In Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, it is not difficult to find women who complain about being harrassed on the streets.

In Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, it is not difficult to find women who complain about being harrassed on the streets.

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Enforcing EU laws on sexual harassment

Euronews, Sophie Claudet: In your study, published in 2014, we read that one in two women in the EU have been sexually harassed; and that Sweden and Denmark top the list with 80 and 81 percent of wome

Euronews, Sophie Claudet: In your study, published in 2014, we read that one in two women in the EU have been sexually harassed; and that Sweden and Denmark top the list with 80 and 81 percent of wome

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Sexual harassment at work - breaking the silence

Allegations against a high-ranking member of France’s Green Party have once again shone the spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace.

Allegations against a high-ranking member of France’s Green Party have once again shone the spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Brazilian police make arrests in videoed gang rape case

Two suspects detained in Brazilian gang rape case Anger at video of alleged assault Security concerns ahead of Summer Olympics Police in Brazil have arrested two suspects in a rape case which has s

Two suspects detained in Brazilian gang rape case Anger at video of alleged assault Security concerns ahead of Summer Olympics Police in Brazil have arrested two suspects in a rape case which has s

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Johnny Depp's wife granted domestic violence restraining order

Actress Amber Heard has been granted a temporary restraining order against her estranged husband Johnny Depp, after accusing him of throwing an smart phone at her…

Actress Amber Heard has been granted a temporary restraining order against her estranged husband Johnny Depp, after accusing him of throwing an smart phone at her…

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'Parched' four women flee misogany in rural India

Bollywood rarely focuses the camera on sexual violence, but after two lavish productions, Indian director Leena Yadav went independent to make 'Parched' to highlight the oppression women face in India

Bollywood rarely focuses the camera on sexual violence, but after two lavish productions, Indian director Leena Yadav went independent to make 'Parched' to highlight the oppression women face in India

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Nigeria hosts summit on Boko Haram, 'weakened but still a threat'

The fight against Boko Haram is bearing fruit but the militant group is still a serious threat, French President François Hollande told a summit in Nigeria on Saturday.

The fight against Boko Haram is bearing fruit but the militant group is still a serious threat, French President François Hollande told a summit in Nigeria on Saturday.

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First NYE sexual assault case comes to trial in Germany

The first sexual assault case relating to a string of alleged attacks on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Germany has come to trial. A 33-year-old Moroccan

The first sexual assault case relating to a string of alleged attacks on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Germany has come to trial. A 33-year-old Moroccan

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Victims of domestic violence struggle for justice

Far too many women, and it _is_ more often than not women, are subjected to domestic violence. Some wives and mothers are driven to breaking point and kill their tormentors. Can they expect justice? D

Far too many women, and it _is_ more often than not women, are subjected to domestic violence. Some wives and mothers are driven to breaking point and kill their tormentors. Can they expect justice? D

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Hozier and Saoirse Ronan combat domestic violence

Irish musician Hozier has teamed up with Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan to highlight the issue of domestic violence in the music video for his song 'Cherry Wine'.

Irish musician Hozier has teamed up with Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan to highlight the issue of domestic violence in the music video for his song 'Cherry Wine'.

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The day I met Masika

“You know, sometimes, I no longer want to live,” Masika had told me, her eyes filled with tears. “But I still find the strength, for the children.”

“You know, sometimes, I no longer want to live,” Masika had told me, her eyes filled with tears. “But I still find the strength, for the children.”

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EU refugee crisis: "Like it or not, we have to work together"

“The re-evaluation of core European values is inevitable if we are seriously committed to integrating refugees,” says György Tatár, international

“The re-evaluation of core European values is inevitable if we are seriously committed to integrating refugees,” says György Tatár, international

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EU states criticised over 'shocking' FGM response

EU states must do more to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM), campaigners say, as the number of those affected by the practice in Europe climbs

EU states must do more to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM), campaigners say, as the number of those affected by the practice in Europe climbs

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Bill Cosby's lawyers to request court dismiss sex assault charges

Bill Cosby arrived at court in the US city of Philadelphia on Tuesday (February 2) as he faces charges of sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. The

Bill Cosby arrived at court in the US city of Philadelphia on Tuesday (February 2) as he faces charges of sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. The

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'We respect the values of German society' say Syrian refugees

Syrian and other refugees gathered in Cologne on Saturday to demonstrate their willingness to accept the German way of life, in an effort to ease

Syrian and other refugees gathered in Cologne on Saturday to demonstrate their willingness to accept the German way of life, in an effort to ease

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Swedish police to investigate sexual assault cover-up claims

Swedish police have begun investigating allegations of a cover-up of sexual assaults at a Stockholm music festival last August. It comes after

Swedish police have begun investigating allegations of a cover-up of sexual assaults at a Stockholm music festival last August. It comes after