Iranian police have arrested four men suspected of involvement in multiple acid attacks against women last week
The unidentified man found the bodies of Cythina Serrano DeLeon, 48, and her two daughters — Kathy DeLeon, 35, and April Serrano, 21 — inside the Fort Worth home on Tuesday. No arrests were immediately made.
In an election speech, Mulayam Singh Yadav, head of the Socialist Party in Uttar Pradesh, said boys ‘make mistakes.’
Egypt dismayed as 21 women are given 11-year prison sentences, far harsher than those of policemen accused of beating to death and assaulting protesters
A Saudi sheikh has warned women that driving could affect their ovaries and pelvises.
Women are currently banned from driving in Saudi Arabia and many have protested against the statute.
However, Sheikh Salah al-Luhaydan has warned them that their health could be at risk if they get behind the wheel.
‘Physiological science and functional medicine studied this side [and found] that it automatically affects ovaries and rolls up the pelvis.
‘This is why we find for women who continuously drive cars their children are born with clinical disorders of varying degrees.’
The comments come two years after a ‘scientific’ report claimed that relaxing the ban would also see more Saudis – both men and women – turn to homosexuality and pornography.
LONDON (AP) — About 1 in 10 men in some parts of Asia admitted raping a woman who was not their partner, according to the first large studies of rape and sexual violence. When their wife or girlfriend was included, that figure rose to about a quarter.
International researchers said their startling findings should change perceptions about how common violence against women is and prompt major campaigns to prevent it. Still, the results were based on a survey of only six Asian countries and the authors said it was uncertain what rates were like elsewhere in the region and beyond. They said engrained sexist attitudes contributed, but that other factors like poverty or being emotionally and physically abused as children were major risk factors for men’s violent behavior.
A previous report from the World Health Organization found one-third of women worldwide say they have been victims of domestic or sexual violence.
“It’s clear violence against women is far more widespread in the general population than we thought,” said Rachel Jewkes of South Africa’s Medical Research Council, who led the two studies. The research was paid for by several United Nations agencies and Australia, Britain, Norway and Sweden. The papers were published online Tuesday in the journal, Lancet Global Health.