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An overwhelming 228 legislators vote in favor of stiffening the punishment for child abusers
'We need to balance the good work we do with girls with good work to do equally for boys,' says Zenaida Rosales of the Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse
Families attend ceremonies near the site of the massacre in Parkland, Florida, as they observe a minute of silence at 10:17 am for the 17 victims
(UPDATED) Authorities say most of the deaths were caused by inter-ethnic violence in the deeply troubled region
Gabriela Representative Arlene Brosas says the passage of the measure will give women and children an 'increased chance' to combat all forms of abuse
Violators stand to face jail time up to 6 to 12 years and a fine between P300,000 to P500,000
Italian artist AleXsandro Palombo says he wants 'to illustrate the drama that affects millions of women throughout the world... with the aim of denouncing, raising awareness and obtaining a real response'
A group of Hispanic men working on set for a music video in Houston, Texas is attacked by still-unidentified shooters
The killings come shortly after President Juan Orlando Hernandez ordered the army and the police to take control of the country's 27 prisons
Because France bans statistics on ethnicity, there is no official data on assaults against Asian French, but campaigners say they have begun to see a pattern
The Patriarch, a 73-year-old monk who has led the Church for a decade, says the bill targeting domestic violence is an attempt to 'legalise outside forces interfering in family life,' which he called a 'sacred space'
Three Russian sisters – Krestina, Angelina and Maria Khachaturyan – stab their father Mikhail to death in July 2018 after suffering years of beatings and sexual assault. They were 17, 18 and 19 at the time.
Demonstrators on November 25 gather in countries as diverse as Guatemala, Russia, Sudan and Turkey to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Central Paris is awash with purple — the color adopted for the campaign — with some protesters holding up placards bearing the image of a relative or friend killed
The #RespetoNaman anniversary commemoration features an 18-day campaign to end violence against women by further educating Filipinos on gender-based violence issues
The term 'white terror' is used to describe multiple periods of political persecution throughout history, but in Hong Kong it is borrowed from nearby Taiwan
Four more people are missing after the attack in strife-torn northeastern Mali
'Justice for all trans lives! Stop killing us! SOGIE Equality now!'
The killing of 38-year-old Emine Bulut sparks outrage across Turkey and reignites the debate over mounting violence against women in the country
Rizal Representative Fidel Nograles wants to expand the coverage of the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004
'A little spanking here and there is necessary if it's called for,' admits one commenter
UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan appeals to the public to stop posting and forwarding social media messages related to the student's death
Aside from hazing, the fraternity also stands accused of having lewd conversations about women from a sister sorority
The University of the Philippines Diliman Student Council has put one of its councilors under preventive suspension for alleged involvement in the hazing activity
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex join campaigners in Cape Town fighting South Africa's stratospheric rates of violence against women on the first stage of a 10-day swing through southern Africa
The daughter of Eraserheads guitarist Marcus Adoro opens up about her experience of being abused
The incident comes after two mass shootings in the US earlier this month – one in Dayton and the other in El Paso – left a total of 31 people dead
Shouting 'Justice!', around 250 people, mostly women, take to the streets to protest the lack of punishment in the two cases, the latest to trigger outrage over the high rate of violence against women and girls in Mexico
The Pila group promises 'very dangerous and cruel little gifts' to a number of Russia's gay activists
(UPDATED) In his brief address, the US President makes no mention of two ideas he tweeted hours earlier: tightening background checks for gun buyers and linking gun control reform to changes in immigration law
(UPDATED) At least 16 others are injured, says the Dayton police department. It comes just hours after a separate mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.
Protesters remain unyielding, vowing to hold multiple occupations and rallies in the coming days, despite authorities' hardening stance
In an editorial, state-run China Daily newspaper signals Beijing's growing concern, saying that 'what is happening in Hong Kong is no longer the airing of real or imagined grievances'
UNICEF chief Henrietta Fore says, we 'have a real responsibility to keep violence out of schools... by other students but also by their teachers'
Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt also suspends export licenses for crowd control equipment of Hong Kong police force
The flare-up comes as Russian-backed regime forces tried to retake two villages seized by jihadists and allied rebels earlier in June
Just days prior, men in military fatigues cracked down on Sudanese protesters, leaving dozens dead
Army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan announces in a televised statement the plan has been ditched and an election will take place under 'regional and international supervision'
The military council has denied multiple reports of their forces violently dispersing the sit-in in front of army headquarters
This is the 150th mass shooting – with 4 or more people shot or killed – in the United States in 2019, says the Washington-based Gun Violence Archive
He should be serving his 3rd term as councilor of the small town of Moises Padilla, but Michael Garcia was killed in an ambush on April 25
Cebu Provincial Police say the suspects were looking for money
Fights inside voting precincts are reported in election hot spot Abra
The Commission on Elections has recorded 43 incidents of election-related violence as of May 12
(UPDATED) ‘Residents reported men on motorcycles leaving notes, telling the residents they’re being monitored, and that if they go to vote, the men will return for them’
Rogelio 'Roger' Concepcion is a cousin of slain Balaoan town vice mayor Al-Fred Concepcion
(UPDATED) Detectives hunting the gunman has released footage of the unrest, hoping that the community would help trace her killers
Police say reelectionist councilor Jolomar Hilario was shot dead in his residence in Moises Padilla town, Negros Occidental
Get to know Vanessa Rodel, who obtained asylum status in Canada years after sheltering US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong
The UP men’s basketball team and UP Pep Squad collaborate to battle violence against women, sexism and misogyny