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The alleged horrific gang rape of a 20 year-old adivasi woman in Birbhum, West Bengal, must be investigated immediately, says Amnesty.
A senior United Nations official has emphasised the need to ensure women can make their voices heard in Egypt without fear of violence.
The One Billion Rising mass movement, involving an international day of action on 14 February 2013, has highlighted the need to tackle violence against women. It may require people of faith to look inwards as well as outwards.
A “zero tolerance approach to violence and abuse in relationships” was approved in Westminster, but ministers were absent and have scuppered action.
The One Billion Rising global activist movement to end violence against women and girls has brought together people in over 200 countries to call for change.
Legislators in India should substantially amend or replace the new criminal law on violence against women, say leading global human rights groups.
Curbing violence against women in India after the rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman requires strong political action and judicial will, says Amnesty.
As public anger rises over news of tax avoidance by Starbucks, the coffee giant is to face a day of nonviolent action by people opposed to government cuts.
Amnesty has welcomed a UK government extension of the pilot scheme offering assistance to women with insecure immigration status who are victims of violence.