India Imposing Stronger Penalties For Violence Against Women

Mar 24, 2013

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In this week's news: India’s Parliament passes bill creating harsher penalties for crimes against women.

Other news items include: Swiss tourist gang raped in India; Girl shot by Taliban returns to school; Senate committee hears testimony about military sexual assault; BBC creates expert database of women; Philippines halts law on free birth control; Singapore uses fairytales to warn women of declining fertility; Twitter lights up after convictions in Steubenville rape case; Readers shocked to learn science blog author is female; New pink tablet marketed to women; Lawsuit seeks to make same-sex marriage legal in New Mexico.