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Turkish police tear-gas women protesting over violence

Nov. 25, 2021 15:23 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police on Thursday fired tear gas to break up a protest in Istanbul by women demanding the country’s return to a landmark international treaty, signed in the same city, that is meant to protect women from violence. The women marched along...

Lifting obstacles: France helps women report abuse to police

Nov. 25, 2021 08:54 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France is launching a new process for women to formally report domestic violence and sexual and other abuse, circumventing police stations where many victims feel uncomfortable filing such complaints. The measure comes after tens of thousands of women in...

Marchers across France decry violence against women

Nov. 20, 2021 12:25 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters marched Saturday through Paris and other French cities to demand more government action to prevent violence against women. The demonstrations come amid growing outrage in France over women killed by their partners and as French women are...

Spain broadens counting of victims in gender violence crimes

Nov. 19, 2021 13:43 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain's left-wing government said Friday it will begin to count in its official statistics on gender violence the slayings of women or minors by men regardless of the relationship that existed between victim and killer. For years, many killings of women in...

Prisoner's early release over COVID-19 fears is reversed

Nov. 18, 2021 15:54 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A decision to release a Michigan man from prison because of COVID-19 fears was overturned Thursday by a federal appeals court, which pointed to his “long history of violence” against women and abuse of children. The court said U.S. District Judge...

Affidavit: Kansas lawmaker hit brother in fight over baptism

Nov. 16, 2021 16:05 PM EST

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A 21-year-old Kansas lawmaker pushed, hit and spit on his 18-year-old brother in a fight that erupted because the brother was going to get baptized, according to court documents released Tuesday in a pending domestic battery case. An Overland Park...

Kansas lawmaker charged with battery, mental exam ordered

Nov. 01, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A freshman Kansas lawmaker who has acknowledged past abuses against girls and young women was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation Monday after he was charged with domestic battery in a disturbance involving his brother at his grandfather's home. ...

Rival: Violent past should bar Herschel Walker from Senate

Oct. 28, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black said Thursday that GOP rival Herschel Walker's history of violence against women should disqualify him from being a U.S. senator, saying that Republicans should discuss Walker's problems now to avoid fatal Democratic attacks...

FBI looking for players victimized by Connecticut AAU coach

Oct. 22, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

The FBI has identified “quite a few” sexual abuse victims of a former Connecticut girl's AAU basketball coach and authorities are seeking the public's help in finding others, an official said Friday. Danny Lawhorn, 30, of Hartford, faces both state sexual assault and...

UN investigator: Gender equality in free speech is far off

Oct. 18, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An independent U.N. investigator warned Monday that despite the Nobel Peace Prize to courageous Filipino journalist Maria Ressa, “gender equality in freedom of expression remains a distant goal.” Irene Khan, the special investigator on the...