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The world’s shame, the global rape epidemic: How laws around the world are failing to protect women and girls from sexual violence

Organisation: Equality Now Year: 2017

Globally, gender-based violence, including sexual violence on women and girls is widespread. In several countries, the law permits rape in marriage, including child marriage. In others, rapists are allowed to escape punishment if they marry the victim.

This report by Equality Now looks at how laws around the world are still failing to protect women and girls from sexual violence.

TAGS: Report International Strengthening laws and policies National frameworks