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India's highway of shame

Al Jazeera's 101 East exposes the roadside rape of girls in Madhya Pradesh.

India's highway of shame

Opinion

What the Cyprus rape case tells us about justice in Europe

Judicial systems across the continent are failing victims of rape.

Gina Benevento

by Gina Benevento

Gina Benevento

France

French filmmaker Ruggia charged with sexual assault of a minor

According to actress Adele Haenel's allegations, Christophe Ruggia first harassed her when she was 12.

French filmmaker Ruggia charged with sexual assault of a minor

Women

French director held after being accused of abusing child actor

Director Christophe Ruggia detained for questioning following allegations by actress Adele Haenel.

French director held after being accused of abusing child actor

Rape

One woman reports a rape every 15 minutes in India

Women reported almost 34,000 rapes in 2018, according to the annual crime report released by the Home Ministry.

One woman reports a rape every 15 minutes in India

Pakistan

How blackmail, harassment forced Pakistani women from university

Many parents pull out their daughters from Balochistan University after CCTV footage was used to blackmail students.

How blackmail, harassment forced Pakistani women from university

Gang rape

India to hang 2012 New Delhi gang rape convicts on January 22

Court issues death warrant for four men convicted in rape and murder of woman on a bus that galvanised mass protests.

India to hang 2012 New Delhi gang rape convicts on January 22

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

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

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

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'

Sexual assault

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein reaches $25m deal with accusers

Weinstein would avoid paying any of his own money and would not be required to admit that he assaulted the victims.

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein reaches $25m deal with accusers

United States

Bill Cosby loses appeal to overturn 2018 sex assault

Pennsylvania appeals court rejects the actor's bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction.

Bill Cosby loses appeal to overturn 2018 sex assault

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