#Marital Rape

  • Article: UN Urges Countries to End Marital Rape and Close Legal Loopholes

    UN Urges Countries to End Marital Rape and Close Legal Loopholes

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 26, 2019

    A dozen countries also allow rapists to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims. Read more

  • Article: Child Marriage Survivors Are Calling on the US to End 'Legal Rape'

    Child Marriage Survivors Are Calling on the US to End 'Legal Rape'

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Oct. 25, 2018

    New Jersey and Delaware banned child marriage just this year and were the first states to do so. Read more

  • Article: Amal Clooney Scholarship Winner Aims to Fight Child Marriage and Rape

    Amal Clooney Scholarship Winner Aims to Fight Child Marriage and Rape

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Aug. 1, 2018

    Winners are chosen based on their academic performance and interest in human rights. Read more

  • Article: Sudanese Child Bride Jailed for Killing Her Rapist Appeals for 'Unconditional Freedom'

    Sudanese Child Bride Jailed for Killing Her Rapist Appeals for 'Unconditional Freedom'

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|July 13, 2018

    Noura's death sentence was overturned, but she still faces jail time. Read more

  • Article: Court Overturns Death Sentence for Sudanese Teen Bride Who Killed Her Rapist

    Court Overturns Death Sentence for Sudanese Teen Bride Who Killed Her Rapist

    By Daniele Selby|June 26, 2018

    Noura Hussein was forced into an early marriage and sentenced to death for defending herself. Read more

  • Article: Death Sentence for Sudanese Teen Bride Who Stabbed Her Rapist Sparks Outrage

    Death Sentence for Sudanese Teen Bride Who Stabbed Her Rapist Sparks Outrage

    By Daniele Selby|May 11, 2018

    Noura Hussein was 16 when her family forced her to marry a distant cousin. Read more

  • Article: India's High Court Could Not Find Man Guilty of Raping His Wife – Because It Is Not a Crime

    India's High Court Could Not Find Man Guilty of Raping His Wife – Because It Is Not a Crime

    By Daniele Selby|April 3, 2018

    Legal marital rape leads to “destructive attitudes that promote the marital rape," the judge said. Read more

  • Article: Indian Courts Finally Consider Making Marital Rape Illegal

    Indian Courts Finally Consider Making Marital Rape Illegal

    From News Deeply|Dec. 4, 2017

    The Delhi High Court is hearing petitions on whether to criminalize marital rape in India. Read more