[violence] sexual violence

On April 30, 2008 the Court of Appeal in Salé acquitted a man who raped a married, pregnant woman, who is the mother of two children.
Victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo are angered by the International Criminal Court's controversial move to drop all rape charges.
The Mauritanian government says it is trying to increase prosecutions of rape cases but poorly trained judges working with murky, outdated legal texts make for slow progress.
Caught up in Congo's factional warfare, many fear retaliation if they report rape, sexual mutilation.
Convocation médico-légale en réponse à des violences sexuelles, 2-5 juin 2008, Nairobi, Kenya
A young woman was abducted and gang raped by guards of the Mohammad Ali Jinnah mausoleum in Karachi.
40% des victimes des violences sexuelles au Congo ont moins de 18 ans et 16% moins de 13 ans, a révélé, lundi à Brazzaville, le Fonds des Nations unies pour l’Enfance (UNICEF), à l’occasion de la journée mondiale de lutte contre les violences sexuelles.
Within 10 days, two separate incidents of rape have been reported. One victim was a 14-year-old girl, the other a Filipino woman attacked in a hotel.
The focus on disarmament and reintegration of ex-combatants in the peace process "does not take into consideration the sufferings of women or the needs of women," said Dr. Yakin Erturk.
La justice du Bahreïn, qui devait juger à partir de ce mardi 29 janvier un religieux de renom, pourrait reporter le procès au 10 février.
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