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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows John Gardner. Gardner a Texas inmate with a history of violence against women faces execution for fatally shooting his wife, who had repeatedly told friends and family she would never get out of her marriage alive. Gardner is set to receive a lethal injection Wednesday Jan. 15, 2019 for the January 2005 slaying of Tammy Gardner.(Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)

Texas inmate faces execution for killing wife in 2005

Jan. 15, 2020 12:53 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas inmate with a history of violence against women is set to be executed Wednesday evening for fatally shooting his wife, who had feared she would never get out of her marriage alive. John Gardner, 64, is facing lethal injection for the January 2005 slaying of Tammy Gardner....

A portrait of Eugenia Machuca Campos sits amid women's red shoes placed by activists to protest violence against women in the Zocalo, Mexico City's main plaza, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. According to her sister, Campos' ex-boyfriend is serving time in jail for her Oct. 2017 murder in the State of Mexico. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

In Mexican capital, red shoes to protest killings of women

Jan. 11, 2020 6:44 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Stiletto heels. Clogs. Trainers. Tiny, child-size Crocs. Activists placed hundreds of painted-red women’s shoes on Mexico City’s sun-drenched main square Saturday to call attention to gender-based violence in a country where, on average, 10 women and girls are murdered...

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden addresses a gathering during a campaign stop in Exeter, N.H. A video of Biden that was selectively edited to suggest he made racist remarks during a recent speech was making the rounds Thursday, Jan, 2, 2020 on social media, raking in more than a million views on one tweet alone. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Video edited to suggest Biden made racist remark

Jan. 2, 2020 4:07 PM EST

A video of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that was selectively edited to falsely suggest he made racist remarks during a recent speech made the rounds Thursday on social media, raking in more than a million views on one tweet alone. Experts have been warning about the dangers of selectively edited...

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden addresses a gathering during a campaign stop in Exeter, N.H. A video of Biden that was selectively edited to suggest he made racist remarks during a recent speech was making the rounds Thursday, Jan, 2, 2020 on social media, raking in more than a million views on one tweet alone. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Video edited to suggest Biden made racist remark

Jan. 2, 2020 3:53 PM EST

A video of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that was selectively edited to falsely suggest he made racist remarks during a recent speech made the rounds Thursday on social media, raking in more than a million views on one tweet alone. Experts have been warning about the dangers of selectively edited...

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Egypt mob sexual attack on New Year's Eve sparks controversy

Jan. 2, 2020 10:42 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A video from Egypt showing a woman enduring a mob sexual assault on New Year's Eve was deemed authentic by the country's police Thursday. The viral video has reignited long-running controversy over rampant sexual harassment in Egypt. Cases of mob violence against women have been caught on tape...

Pope Francis presides over a Mass for the solemnity of St. Mary at the beginning of the new year, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope Francis equates violence against women to profaning God

Jan. 1, 2020 7:11 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is pinning much of his hopes for a more peaceful world in the new year on women, saying violence against them is akin to profaning God and calling for them to be increasingly involved in making major decisions. In his homily Wednesday in St. Peter's Basilica, Francis...

Mexico soccer players sanctioned for mocking feminist song

Dec. 17, 2019 5:59 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's first-division soccer club America announced fines and a one-game suspension Tuesday for members of its under-17 team for a video showing them laughing and dancing to "The Rapist Is You" anthem adopted by campaigners against gender-based violence. The team said the players...

FILE- In this Dec. 4, 2019, file photo, Indians walk with placards during a protest demanding justice in the case of a veterinarian who was gang-raped and killed the previous week, in Kolkata, India. In India, gruesome reports of rape and retaliatory killing are hauntingly familiar. Experts say whether a report of rape rises above the din is largely determined by class and caste dynamics, and high-profile cases little affect how the system works for the thousands of others whose cases languish in India’s overburdened courts. (AP Photo/Bikas Das, file)

7 years after Delhi gang rape, brutal India attacks continue

Dec. 16, 2019 5:10 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Days after an alleged gang-rape victim was set on fire, a note was left at the family home of an 18-year-old set to testify in her own case against a man she had accused of rape. “Consequences may be worse than what happened in Unnao,” the note read, alluding to the city in...

In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, photo, Katsumi Takenaka holds a protesting banner during an interview with The Associated Press in Tokyo. Takenaka and Harumi Suzuki are among a handful of people who have gone public as survivors of Catholic clergy sexual abuse in Japan. They held signs, when Pope Francis visited recently, standing where his motorcade passed, but in different spots and days. The Japanese bishops conference launched a nationwide investigation into sexual abuse of women and children this year, responding to the Vatican’s demand for an urgent response to the global crisis. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)

Cries of abuse in Catholic Church start to be heard in Japan

Dec. 14, 2019 2:56 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — During Pope Francis’ recent visit to Japan, Harumi Suzuki stood where his motorcade passed by holding a sign that read: “I am a survivor.” Katsumi Takenaka stood at another spot, on another day, holding up his banner that read, “Catholic child sexual abuse in...

A woman performs the feminist anthem

Brazil's women join in anthem denouncing sexual violence

Dec. 13, 2019 8:00 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A song protesting sexual violence that has become an anthem for women across Latin America was the focus of a demonstration Friday in the capital of Brazil, where women are increasingly willing to denounce aggressors. About 200 women wearing blindfolds sang the song “The...