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From #MeToo to #HerToo: A Feminist Review of 2017 21.1.2018 Chicago Tribune: Nation

In India and around the world, 2017 was a tumultuous year for feminism. A look at the watershed moments:

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Pope: Femicides in Latin America a scourge that must stop 21.1.2018 General News
Pope Francis denounced femicides and other gender-based crimes that have turned Latin America into the most violent place on Earth for women, calling for legislation to protect them and a new cultural mindset as he visited one of Peru's most dangerous parts. At a Marian prayer in the northern seaside city of Trujillo, Francis called women, mothers and grandmothers the guiding force for families. And yet, he said, in the Americas they are too often victims of murder and "many situations of violence that are kept quiet behind so many walls." The first Latin American pope called for lawmakers to protect women and for a new culture "that repudiates every form of violence." His remarks came the same day large crowds marched throughout the United States and other countries in support of female empowerment. Francis' use of the term femicide the killing of women where the motive is directly related to gender marked the second time in as many days that he has spoken out against .
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Protestors flock in droves to anti-Trump Women's Marches 21.1.2018 General News
Protestors took to the streets en masse across the United States, hoisting anti-Donald Trump placards, banging drums and donning pink hats for a second Women's March opposing the president -- one year to the day of his inauguration. Hundreds of thousands of marchers assembled in Washington, New York, Chicago, Denver, Boston, Los Angeles and other cities nationwide, many donning the famous pink knit "pussy hats" -- a reference to Trump's videotaped boasts of his license to grope women without repercussions. Protestors hoisted signs emblazoned with slogans like "Fight like a girl" and "A woman's place is in the White House" and "Elect a clown, expect a circus." The Los Angeles mayor said estimated turnout in the city was 500,000, while New York police estimated about 200,000 protesters. In Manhattan, a diverse crowd descended on Central Park West, the avenue that borders the city's beloved park and arrives at the foot of the Trump International Hotel -- part of the ...
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Confronting the devil 20.1.2018 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Armed with pieces of paper etched with their memories of sexual abuse, they stepped forward, one by one - nearly 100 of them, with more to come. For four full days this week, in a fluorescent-lighted courtroom in Lansing, Michigan, women and girls - some of them the best gymnasts in the United States, others with dreams prematurely crushed, they said, by a man who now sat in handcuffs 10 feet away - leaned into a microphone to address him, sometimes through sobs, sometimes with screams, but always with determination. Aly Raisman, 23, who won gold medals at the past two Summer Olympics, told of late-night knocks on her hotel door while she was competing overseas, as the man, Lawrence G Nassar, then the team doctor, arrived to abuse her. A teammate at the 2012 London Games, Jordyn Wieber, who until Friday had not identified herself as a victim of Nassars, recalled the torment of the Games, where she was a part of the US team that won a gold medal but, she said, had to submit to his care under the auspices ...
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Iranian man held for sexually harassing fellow JNU student 20.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
An Iranian man studying in Jawaharlal Nehru University here has been arrested on charges of beating and sexually harassing a fellow woman student from his native country, police said on Saturday.
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Haryana govt to enact law for rapists of minors 20.1.2018 Hindustan Times - topnews
Haryana government would also make a request for setting up fast-track courts for dealing with rape cases to ensure speedy justice to victims.
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A nation haunted by child sex abuse 20.1.2018 Hindu: News
The rape and killing of the eight-year-old Zainab Ansari in Kasur, Punjab, in the first week of January has shocked Pakistan, triggering both massive protests against the government’s inaction and deb...
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Who is Indu Malhotra? 20.1.2018 Hindu: News
Indu Malhotra, a senior advocate with a heart for social causes, is the first woman lawyer to be recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium for direct elevation to the court. If her appointment goes t...
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Capital punishment for raping girls below 12, says Haryana CM Khattar 20.1.2018 Rediff: News
Expressing anguish and concern over the recent incidents of rape in the state, the CM said though the police were dealing with such cases as required under the law, it had been decided to make provisions of "harsher punishment for rape".
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Haryana to enact law for rapists of minors 20.1.2018 General News
Facing heat over a string of rape incidents involving minors in Haryana recently, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said the state would enact a law providing capital punishment to those found guilty of sexually abusing girls aged 12 years or below. Besides, the state government would make a request for setting up fast-track courts for dealing with rape cases to ensure speedy justice to victims. The chief minister was addressing people after laying the foundation stone of a sugar mill here. Expressing anguish and concern over the recent incidents of rape in the state, he said though the police were dealing with such cases as required under the law, it had been decided to make provisions of "harsher punishment for rape". "Law would be enacted soon to hang those convicted of raping girls aged 12 or younger," he said. The BJP leader also exhorted the media not to create sensation by publishing reports on rape incidents without verifying facts. Elaborating on his ...
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Haryana CM Proposes Death Penalty for Rape of Girls Aged 12 and Below After Spate of Cases 20.1.2018 Top India News- News18.com
Two minor Dalit girls were allegedly raped and killed in separate incidents in Haryana recently, barely a month after a similar case involving a six-year-old girl shook the state.
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Delhi govt asks hospitals to install CCTVs for safety of staff, patients 20.1.2018 News
The AAP government was responding to a public interest litigation seeking directions for installation of CCTVs
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Actor Michael Douglas accused of sexual misconduct in 1980s 20.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Douglas, 73, issued pre-emptive denials of the story in articles published over the last two weeks, including one in which he called it a fabrication.
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Have Asked for CCTVs to Ensure Safety at Hospitals: Delhi Govt to HC 20.1.2018 The Wire

The AAP government was responding to a public interest litigation seeking directions for installation of CCTV cameras and deputing of security guards at all government hospitals under its jurisdiction.

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Chloe Sevigny would 'probably not' work with Woody Allen again 20.1.2018 General News
Actor Chloe Sevigny, who worked with Woody Allen on 2004 comedy "Melinda and Melinda", has said she would "probably not" collaborate with the filmmaker again. In an interview with Variety, Sevigny shared the "turmoil" she is going through because of her decision of working with Allen, who was accused by his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow of sexual assaulting her when she was seven. The director has time and again denied the allegations. "I have my own turmoil that I'm grappling with over that decision. Would I work with him again? Probably not," Sevigny said. Sevigny joins a chorus of actors who have either donated their salaries from Allen's movies to the Time's Up campaign, including Rebecca Hall and Timothee Chalamet, or expressed regret in agreeing to co-star in one of his projects.
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Have asked for CCTVs to ensure safety at hospitals: Delhi govt 20.1.2018 General News
The AAP government has informed the Delhi High Court that it has issued direction to all the hospitals run by it or by autonomous bodies to install CCTVs to ensure safety of its staff and patients, especially women. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar was further informed that the Delhi government's Director General Health Services has also asked the hospitals run by it that non functional CCTV cameras in their premises be repaired and the same be installed wherever required. Delhi government's additional standing counsel Gautam Narayan further informed the court that a total of 2,613 CCTV cameras were installed in over 30 city government's hospitals, of which 2,372 cameras were functional. The AAP government was responding to a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking directions for installation of CCTV cameras and deputing of security guards at all government hospitals under its jurisdiction. The court had issued notices to the ...
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Haryana registers highest number of gangrapes: Skewed sex ratio, access to porn behind sexual assaults, say experts 20.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
The alarming rise of rape cases in 2018 in Haryana shows a society imploding from its very roots. Take the statistics.
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Olympian abused by team doctor sees USA Gymnastics as 'rotten' 20.1.2018 Reuters: World News
LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - Olympic gold medallist Aly Raisman blasted U.S. gymnastics officials on Friday for failing to protect her and other women from years of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, calling the sport's governing body "rotten from the ...
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Duo uses eve-teasing bogey to loot people 20.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Accuse them of harassing friend’s wife
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Pope hits out at 'endless violence' against women on visit to Amazon 20.1.2018 Zee News : World
Pope Francis hit out against "endless violence" against women and a culture of machismo on a visit to the Amazon on Friday.
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