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Was this #widow's death ‘sati’ or murder?

15 December 2014, Patna, Bihar

65 year old Gahwa devi’s family says she committed ‘sati.’ The custom of where widows committed suicide or were often pressured to do so by relatives, has been long banned in India, but still continues. 66 more words

Oaxaca: 344 women killed during the administration of Gabino Cué, according to Consorcio Oaxaca

To commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25, Eduardo Liendro Zingoni, director of the Center for the Re-Education of Men, indicated that the… 496 more words

Human Rights

To be woman or to be human

Illustration for the Spanish version of this AP article on the horrific fate of being a woman in the Salvadorean “maras”

LatAm

November 25: Women

Maduro signed into law today a piece of legislation called Ley sobre el Derecho a la Mujer a Una Vida Libre de Violencia . Among other things, the law codifies  794 more words

Daily Update

Men's violence against women: 'Miss World' is part of the problem

The bodies of Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister, Sofia Trinidad, 23, were found almost a week after they disappeared after being seen leaving a party near the city of Santa Barbara, in Honduras.   246 more words

Femicide

Parents in Delhi kill and burn their daughter for marrying the man she loved

19 November 2014, New Delhi

21-year-old Bhavna Yadav, a student at the Delhi University, had married a man she loved, against her parents wishes. Angered her parents strangled her to death, and later planned and burnt her body to destroy evidence. 34 more words