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Lifestyle

Sexual assault within a marriage is rape – our rape laws need to include married couples too

Current laws do not protect women from rape in her marriage, giving a man the impunity to perpetrate sexual violence on his wife.

Nation

No plans to make marital rape a crime, says Hanipa Maidin

KUALA LUMPUR: There are no plans to make marital rape a crime, says Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Hanipa Maidin.

AseanPlus News

Woman first to stand trial in South Korea for allegedly raping husband

SEOUL: A woman has been charged with forcing her husband to have sex with her, prosecutors said on Tuesday in the first indictment of its kind in South Korea, Yonhap news agency reported.

Community

No other way except chemical castration

Between 2006 and 2010, at least 16,159 rape cases have been reported throughout the country — an average of 3,232 cases a year, or 270 cases a month, nine rapes a day or one rape in every two hours. Enough is enough. Rapists deserve the harshest penalty. Period.

World

Factbox - Women's rights in the Arab world

Nov 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Egypt is the worst country for women in the Arab world, closely followed by Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Yemen, according to gender experts surveyed in a Thomson Reuters Foundation poll released on Tuesday.

Letters

Curbing domestic violence

From YUGENRAJ of Penang.

World

U.N. body agrees on women's rights policy, skirting sexual politics

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A U.N. policy-making body agreed upon a declaration Friday urging an end to violence against women and girls despite concerns from conservative Muslim countries and the Vatican about references to women's sexual and reproductive rights.

World

Egypt's Islamists warn giving women some rights could destroy society

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood warns that a U.N. declaration on women's rights could destroy society by allowing a woman to travel, work and use contraception without her husband's approval and letting her control family spending.

World

Egypt warns giving women some rights could destroy society

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood warns that a U.N. declaration on women's rights could destroy society by allowing a woman to travel, work and use contraception without her husband's approval and letting her control family spending.