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DR Congo militiamen on trial for raping children

Bukavu, DR Congo | AFP | Eighteen suspected militiamen, including a provincial lawmaker, went on trial Friday in DR Congo’s chaotic east for kidnapping and raping some 40 girls. Frederic Batumike and 17 others face charges of “crimes against humanity through rape and murder … and taking part in an …

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Indian teen rape survivor gives birth to baby boy

Mumbai, India | AFP | A 13-year-old rape survivor who was allowed to terminate a late pregnancy by India’s Supreme Court has given birth to a pre-term baby boy, a doctor said Friday. The teenager was 32 weeks pregnant, well beyond India’s 20-week legal limit after which terminations are only allowed …

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Rwanda rape trials on the big screen

A new documentary takes an in-depth look at the difficulties of prosecuting mass rape in international courts. “The Uncondemned,” in American theaters this December, reviews the landmark case in Rwanda that changed how mass rape could be prosecuted as an act of genocide. PBS NewsHour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano spoke with …

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COMMENT: Marital rape controversy

COMMENT:By Winnie Brenda Watera Prejudices hinder progress on a law that could improve the lives of women The Sexual Offences Bill, 2015 was finally presented to parliament for the first time on April 14, 2016 by Kumi District Woman MP, Monica Amoding, as a Private Member’s Bill. Before this, the …

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