Rape News – the latest from Al Jazeera

United States

Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape as lawyer vows to fight on

Hollywood producer has pleaded not guilty to rape and criminal sex act charges after appearing before a New York Court.

Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape as lawyer vows to fight on

France

Tariq Ramadan's accuser changes details of rape account

Hend Ayari says she now believes the incident took place in May 2012, not March as previously stated.

Tariq Ramadan's accuser changes details of rape account

Asia

Raped Rohingya women due to give birth in refugee camps

UN expects 25,000 babies will be born in May-June at refugee camps after 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar's crackdown last year.

Women's Rights

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein charged with rape

New York police say charges relate to allegations made by two women in a sex abuse probe involving the movie producer.

Sudan

Sudanese teen sentenced to death for killing husband after rape

Noura Hussein, 19, was forced by her parents to marry her cousin three years ago, activists say.

Sudanese teen sentenced to death for killing husband after rape

India

Second India teenager raped, set on fire: police

Suspect arrested after 16-year-old was sexually assaulted and burned, in second such case in eastern state of Jharkhand.

India teen fights for life after being raped, set on fire: police

Rape

'Next time, just be careful': Rape on campus

Australia's reputation as a safe and sunny place to study is under threat after widespread reports of rape and assault.

101 East

Australia: Rape on Campus

A rape crisis at Australian universities threatens the country's $18bn international student industry.

India

Protesters in India seek justice for rape victims

Angry protesters rally across cities calling for justice after an eight-year-old Kashmiri girl was fatally gang-raped.

Asia

BJP politician held amid concern over India rape cases

Public outcry results in arrest of Uttar Pradesh legislator facing charges of rape and abduction of teenaged girl.

BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar arrested in rape case

Rape

Syrian ex-prisoners recall rape, 417 girls still held

'We should not forget and get them out.'

Syrian ex-prisoners recall rape, 417 girls still held

Pakistan

Pakistan village scarred by largest child abuse scandal

Victims of paedophile and pornography ring in Punjab's Kasur wait for justice years after being sexually assaulted.

Hussain Khanwala: Village scarred by child abuse scandal

Reporter's Notebook

Still getting away with rape in Nepal

When the rest of the world is talking about #MeToo, in the South Asian nation the conversation feels like a non-starter.

Still getting away with rape in Nepal

Pakistan

Pakistan sentences Zainab Ansari killer to death

Special anti-terrorism court in Lahore convicts accused Mohammad Imran Ali of rape and murder of seven-year-old girl.

Sexual assault

Eight-month-old baby raped in Indian capital Delhi

The baby is on life support after she was operated upon for injuries in Delhi, drawing angry reaction from activists.

Eight-month-old baby raped in Indian capital Delhi