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Family members to stand trial over Pakistani woman's disappearance
18-year-old Saman Abbas disappeared last year in Italy after telling her boyfriend that her family were going to kill her.
Greek helicopter pilot given life sentence for murdering British wife
The case prompted widespread outrage in Greece after the man claimed that his wife had died during a burglary.
Man given 36-year sentence for murdering London teacher Sabina Nessa
The 36-year-old man had been found guilty of killing the 28-year-old teacher as she walked to meet a friend.
EU plans to introduce same laws on violence against women across bloc
The European Commission presented a proposal for a directive on International Women's Day.
German man given life sentence for murdering wife and son in Tenerife
The bodies of a German woman and child had been found "stoned to death" in a cave on the Spanish island in 2019.
Facebook announces new tool to stop metaverse sexual harassment
One test user recently described the experience of being gang-raped by men in the metaverse. Is Facebook's new tool enough to stop it from happening?
Cyprus court overturns UK woman’s conviction for lying about gang rape
The woman's lawyers have described the court decision as a "watershed" moment.
Man Utd suspend Mason Greenwood after arrest for alleged violence
“An investigation was launched and following enquiries we can confirm a man in his 20s has since been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault,” Greater Manchester Police said in a statement.
The Afghan women making Athens their new home
In this episode of Witness, Julian Lopez travels to Athens to meet several Afghan women who were forced to flee Afghanistan following the return to power of the Taliban. Sharing their stories, they explain the daily challenges they face and their plans for the future.
Ashling Murphy: Irish police arrest man on suspicion of murder
A brief statement from police confirmed detectives investigating Ms. Murphy's killing had arrested a man "on suspicion of murder" but had "no further comment at this time".
Funeral held for 23-year-old Irish teacher Ashling Murphy
The Irish national police service is currently investigating her murder and has renewed their appeal for information.
Ultra-safe Austria grapples with femicides as 31 women killed in 2021
Austria has one of the highest rates of femicides in the EU, according to Eurostat data.
Two young men arrested over New Year's Eve attacks on women in Milan
Nine women say they were assaulted by groups of young men in Milan's main square during the celebrations.
Feminist groups denounce French government's 'silence' after femicides
French associations "#NousToutes" and "Féminicides Par Compagnons ou Ex" both reported three femicides in different parts of France within a 12-hour period on New Year's Day.
Pope praises role of women as peacemakers in his New Year’s address
In the Roman Catholic calendar January 1, is dedicated to world peace, and Pope Francis has used the occasion to praise the role of women as peacemakers.
Man admits responsibility for death of London teacher Sabina Nessa
The 36-year-old suspect has formally pleaded not guilty to her murder.
European human rights court urges Russia to tackle domestic violence
Judges said domestic violence against Russian women is occurring on a “staggering scale”.
Thousands take part in global protests against gender-based violence
Thousands of demonstrators around the world took part in protests to highlight violence against women and LGBTQ groups.
'I was suffocating': Mother speaks out to highlight obstetric violence
When women experience violence during childbirth it can lead to traumatic disorders that affect all aspects of their future lives. And yet in Germany, the topic is taboo.
Venezuela, Chile and Uruguay protest against gender-based violence
Women in Caracas, Santiago and Montevideo take to the streets to demand an end to violence against women on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Thousands demonstrate in Madrid to call out violence against women
Women demonstrate in Madrid to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Uffizi Gallery exhibition highlights violence against women
Titled 'Lo sfregio' ("The scar") the exhibition opened in advance for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It will be on view through December 19 at the Uffizi Galleries in Florence.
UN begins 16-day activism campaign highlighting female abuse
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25 is the occasion to highlight the many struggles women from around the world continue to face, including domestic abuse, genital mutilation, online violence, and femicide.
Paris inaugurates square in tribute to female victims of domestic violence
A square dedicated to female victims of domestic violence has been inaugurated by the town hall of the 18th arrondissement of Paris.
Slovakia apologises for forced sterilisations of Roma women
Thousands of Roma women were forced into sterilisation in Slovakia dating back to the Communist rule of 1966.
Protesters demand more is done to stop violence against French women
Tens of thousands of people marched on Saturday through Paris and other cities urging the government to do more to prevent violence against women.