Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan Criticized for Blaming Rise in Rape on How Women Dress

Pakistani human rights groups and individuals have criticized Prime Minister Imran Khan for blaming a rise in sexual assault cases on how women dress during a live interview. “In any society where vulgarity is prevalent, there are consequences,” Khan said …

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Queensland Premier Calls on Prime Minister to Convene National Women’s Summit

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison on April 7 to convene a national women’s summit amid allegations of sexual assault and rape in politics. “Now is the time for women’s voices around Australia to be heard,” …

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Turkey Withdraws From International Treaty Aimed at Protecting Women From Violence

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a presidential decree last March 20 to withdraw Turkey from an international treaty aimed at protecting women from violence, sparking criticisms from women’s rights advocates and European leaders. Turkey has quit the landmark Istanbul Convention, …

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