Sexual assault

Bangladesh student's rape sparks protests demanding death penalty

Protesters march along city's main roads, halting traffic to demand rapist's arrest and capital punishment for convicts.

Bangladesh student's rape sparks protests demanding death penalty

Cyprus

Mother of Briton jailed for alleging rape backs Cyprus boycott

Mother, angered by court ruling that her daughter falsified gang-rape claim, says Cyprus is 'absolutely not safe'.

Mother of Briton jailed for alleging rape backs Cyprus boycott

Sexual assault

Pakistani media mogul rejects filmmaker's rape accusation

Director Jamshed Mahmood Raza alleges Dawn newspaper's Hameed Haroon raped him 13 years ago.

Pakistani media mogul rejects filmmaker's rape accusation

Europe

Cyprus court finds British woman guilty of false gang-rape claim

Woman had claimed she was gang-raped by a group of Israeli tourists in a holiday resort earlier this year.

Cyprus court finds British woman guilty of false gang-rape claim

Women's Rights

Chile's 'A rapist in your path' chant hits 200 cities: Map

Thousands of women have performed a feminist chant to protest against sexual assault, victim blaming and state violence.

Chile's 'A rapist in your path' chant hits 200 cities: Map

Sexual assault

Indian court hands life term to ex-BJP legislator for raping teen

Sengar, expelled by the BJP earlier this year, was convicted under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

Indian court hands life term to ex-BJP legislator for raping teen

Japan

Japanese journalist wins damages after saying she was raped

Alleged attacker Noriyuki Yamaguchi ordered to pay $30,375 in compensation in one of Japan's most high-profile cases.

Japanese journalist wins damages after saying she was raped

Asia

India rejects final death penalty plea in 2012 gang-rape case

Supreme Court dismisses appeal of one of four men sentenced to death, paving way for them to be hanged.

India rejects final death penalty plea in 2012 gang-rape case

Rape

BJP's Kuldeep Singh Sengar found guilty of raping teen

Delhi court finds Kuldeep Singh Sengar guilty of raping a teenager in 2017 in a case that fuelled public anger.

India: Former BJP legislator Sengar convicted in Unnao rape case

Colombia

Ex-FARC woman forced to have abortion granted 'victim status'

Colombia court says woman, recruited by FARC as a minor and forced to have an abortion, must be added Victims' Registry.

Ex-FARC woman forced to have abortion granted 'victim status'

Human Rights

India's rights group to probe killings of rape suspects

National Human Rights Commission to investigate if four suspects were shot by police to assuage public anger.

India police to face probe in killings of Hyderabad rape accused

Women

Outrage in Mexico over videos mocking viral feminist anthem

Videos mocking anti-rapist song shows violence against women has been 'made invisible' among many men, feminists say.

Outrage in Mexico over videos mocking viral feminist anthem

Asia

India rape victim dies in hospital after being set ablaze

The woman was on her way to attend a court hearing when she was doused with kerosene and set on fire on Thursday.

India rape victim dies in hospital after being set ablaze

Rape

India rape survivor set on fire by alleged attackers

The woman, in critical condition, suffered burns to 80 percent of her body after alleged attack by five men in UP state.

Rape survivor in India's Unnao 'set on fire' by alleged attackers

India

Indian police question suspects in Telangana rape and murder case

Veterinarian, 27, was reportedly attacked and her body burned after the motorbike she rode broke down.

Indian police question suspects in Telangana rape and murder case