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Mexico: Protection Gaps in Sexual Violence Laws and Practices

September 15, 2021

Prevalence of sexual violence is extremely high in Mexico, as 41.3% of women above the age of 15 have reportedfacing at least...

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Bolivia: Protection Gaps in Sexual Violence Laws and Practices

September 15, 2021

Bolivia has the second highest rate of sexual violence in Latin America and the Caribbean (after Haiti) during a woman’s li...

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Statute of Limitations

September 15, 2021

A statute of limitations is a law that sets the amount of time (usually specified in years) that a victim has to come forward...

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Understanding Estupro

September 15, 2021

The crime of estupro usually describes cases in which an adult has sexual relations with a minor above the legal age of conse...

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Consent-based Rape Definitions

September 15, 2021

Definitions of rape need to be based on voluntary, genuine, and willing consent and recognize a broad range of coercive circu...

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Sexual Violence in the Maldives: Legal and Other Barriers to Justice for Survivors

April 30, 2021

Protection gaps in rape laws and barriers to accessing justice continue to lead to effective denial of justice for survivors ...

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Sexual Violence in Nepal: Legal and Other Barriers to Justice for Survivors

April 20, 2021

Protection gaps in rape laws and barriers to accessing justice continue to lead to effective denial of justice for survivors ...

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FGM in the Asia Pacific Region in detail

March 17, 2020

AUSTRALIA Indirect estimates indicate that there are 53,088 survivors of FGM/C living in Australia. BRUNEI DARUSSALAM The Gov...

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FGM in the Middle East in detail

March 17, 2020

BAHRAIN – There is anecdotal evidence of FGM/C occurring in Bahrain, but the evidence available is scarce.  IRAN &...

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FGM in Europe in detail

March 17, 2020

AUSTRIA – Indirect estimates indicate 7,036 women and girls who have undergone FGM/C.  BELGIUM –  Indir...

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