Tag: Violence Against Women

Malala Attackers Get Life in Prison [VIDEO]

Ten people accused of attacking education activist Malala Yousafzai when she was just a schoolgirl in Pakistan have been sentenced to life in prison by an anti-terrorism court. The accused say the attack on Yousafzai and two others was ordered by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan commander Mullah Fazlullah.

Saudi Women Who Defied Driving Ban Sent To Terrorism Court [VIDEO]

Two women who were detained in Saudi Arabia for defying a ban on female drivers are to be tried in a terrorism court, activists said Thursday. The women, ages 25 and 33 have been detained for nearly a month. Activists said their cases have been transferred over comments they made on social media, rather than…

NFL owners approve revised personal conduct policy

NFL owners unanimously approved a revised personal conduct policy on Wednesday in wake of criticism over the league’s handling of several domestic violence cases. Under the new policy, a special counsel for investigation and conduct will oversee initial discipline, but Commissioner Roger Goodell will retain authority to rule on appeals. The policy also includes a…

NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice suspension

The NFL Players Association formally filed an appeal on Tuesday of running back Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension following the release of a video that showed Rice punching his then-fiance. The union says in the appeal that Rice is owed due process and a fair hearing.

Greg Hardy Deactivated For Assaulting Ex

The Carolina Panthers have deactivated defensive end Greg Hardy for the team’s game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Hardy was found guilty this summer of assaulting an ex-girlfriend. He is appealing the conviction.

Pakistan Arrests Militants Attackers Of Malala Yousafzai

According to Pakistan’s army, the group of Taliban militants who were behind the shooting of Malala Yousafzai in 2012 have been arrested. Until now, not a single person had been arrested. According to the army’s press officer, 10 attackers have been identified and arrested. Malala is now based in Britain, but is not able to…

Neighbours heard screams on night Pistorius killed Reeva

Neighbours heard screams in between gunfire on the night Oscar Pistorius killed his girlfriend, court documents claim. A final volley of shots ‘extinguished’ the screams, according to leaked witness statements. If true, they indicate that Pistorius knew who he was shooting – destroying his claim to have mistaken Reeva Steenkamp for a burglar. Prosecution documents…

New Afghanistan law to silence victims of violence against women

A new Afghan law will allow men to attack their wives, children and sisters without fear of judicial punishment, undoing years of slow progress in tackling violence in a country blighted by so-called “honour” killings, forced marriage and vicious domestic abuse. The small but significant change to Afghanistan’s criminal prosecution code bans relatives of an…

15-Year-Old Audrie Pott Commits Suicide After Being Sexually Assaulted

Once again, a teenage girl has become a victim of assault by a group of teenage boys. This time, the incident resulted in suicide. In Northern California, three 16-year-old boys have been arrested. They are charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl named Audrie Pott, causing her to hang herself 8 days after the attack…