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CAMBODIA: Rape Victims Need Better Protection from New Penal Code

Posted on 09 March 2010 by admin

Breaking the Silence: Sexual Violence in Cambodia/AI Report

By Marwaan Macan-Markar

BANGKOK, Mar 9, 2010 (IPS) – Cambodia’s new penal code, which comes into force later this year, should be accompanied by stronger law enforcement measures if the country’s women and girls are to be better protected from rape, says the global rights lobby Amnesty International (AI). Continue Reading

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EUROPE: Fight Female Mutilation Harder Activists Urge EU

Posted on 24 February 2010 by admin

Credit: Buweosman

By Pavol Stracansky

VIENNA, Feb 17, 2010 (IPS) – With hundreds of thousands of girls and women believed to be at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Europe, rights groups have mounted a campaign to get EU leaders to stop what they see as a barbaric and dangerous procedure.
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