The Indian state of Haryana is notorious for assaults on women. 2014 ten thousand such offences were counted, among them many rapes. Now the first all-female police unit has been established there to protect women.
The Supreme Court's ruling that having sexual intercourse with a wife aged under 18 is rape marks a big step forward in the fight against child marriage and sexual abuse of minors. But many worry about its enforcement.
India's top court has ruled that intercourse with a minor wife is illegal. There are an estimated 23 million child brides in India.
The Egyptian capital Cairo is the world's most dangerous megacity for women, with high rates of harassment and a lack of opportunities. In the Thomson Reuters Foundation poll, London ranked best metropolis for women.
A popular guru was arrested Saturday by police in north-western India for allegedly raping a 21-year-old woman. The second such arrest in the country in recent weeks has triggered fears of more rioting by supporters.
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