Human Rights Watch Finds Mixed Government Response to High Rates of Rape and Domestic Abuse of Women in South Africa

In Violence Against Women in South Africa, released on the eve of the international “Day of No Violence Against Women,” Human Rights Watch denounces widespread violence against women in South Africa and calls on the new government to significantly step up its response to this endemic problem. South African women’s organizations estimate that perhaps as many as one in three […]

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Police Abuse of Women in Pakistan

In “Double Jeopardy: Police Abuse of Women in Pakistan,” released today, Asia Watch and the Women’s Rights Project, two divisions of the New York-based Human Rights Watch, charge the government of Pakistan with responsibility for an epidemic of unpunished police violence against women. The 106-page report finds that more than 70 percent of women in police custody are subjected to […]

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