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Violence against women

<p>Honour victim Ayesha Baloch (R) sits inside a hospital with her mother in Multan, Pakistan, May 25, 2006. Baloch, 18, was dragged to a field, and as her brother-in-law held her down, her husband sat astride her legs and slit her upper lip and nostril with a knife.  REUTERS/Asim Tanveer</p>

Honour victim Ayesha Baloch (R) sits inside a hospital with her mother in Multan, Pakistan, May 25, 2006. Baloch, 18, was dragged to a field, and as her brother-in-law held her down, her husband sat astride her legs and slit her upper lip and nostril...more

Honour victim Ayesha Baloch (R) sits inside a hospital with her mother in Multan, Pakistan, May 25, 2006. Baloch, 18, was dragged to a field, and as her brother-in-law held her down, her husband sat astride her legs and slit her upper lip and nostril with a knife. REUTERS/Asim Tanveer

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<p>Female victims of sexual violence listen to UN humanitarian chief John Holmes during his tour of Panzi hospital in Bukavu, South Kivu province in eastern Congo, September 6, 2007.   REUTERS/James Akena</p>

Female victims of sexual violence listen to UN humanitarian chief John Holmes during his tour of Panzi hospital in Bukavu, South Kivu province in eastern Congo, September 6, 2007. REUTERS/James Akena

Female victims of sexual violence listen to UN humanitarian chief John Holmes during his tour of Panzi hospital in Bukavu, South Kivu province in eastern Congo, September 6, 2007. REUTERS/James Akena

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<p>Nashwa Ahmed Khalil, 12, shows her identity card in her house at the impoverished Old Cairo district of the Egyptian capital September 12, 2007. Her face was disfigured when someone threw battery acid on her face during a dispute with another family in the district.   REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic</p>

Nashwa Ahmed Khalil, 12, shows her identity card in her house at the impoverished Old Cairo district of the Egyptian capital September 12, 2007. Her face was disfigured when someone threw battery acid on her face during a dispute with another family...more

Nashwa Ahmed Khalil, 12, shows her identity card in her house at the impoverished Old Cairo district of the Egyptian capital September 12, 2007. Her face was disfigured when someone threw battery acid on her face during a dispute with another family in the district. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>Apollonie, a Congolese counsellor, speaks with a recent rape victim in the HEAL Africa hospital in Goma February 5, 2009.    REUTERS/Alissa Everett</p>

Apollonie, a Congolese counsellor, speaks with a recent rape victim in the HEAL Africa hospital in Goma February 5, 2009. REUTERS/Alissa Everett

Apollonie, a Congolese counsellor, speaks with a recent rape victim in the HEAL Africa hospital in Goma February 5, 2009. REUTERS/Alissa Everett

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<p>An 18-year-old girl rests while waiting for her fistula repair surgery in Goma February, 5, 2009, after being held five months as a sex slave by the FDLR Hutu militia.  REUTERS/Alissa Everett</p>

An 18-year-old girl rests while waiting for her fistula repair surgery in Goma February, 5, 2009, after being held five months as a sex slave by the FDLR Hutu militia. REUTERS/Alissa Everett

An 18-year-old girl rests while waiting for her fistula repair surgery in Goma February, 5, 2009, after being held five months as a sex slave by the FDLR Hutu militia. REUTERS/Alissa Everett

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<p>Wendy Aracely Hernandez, who has AIDS, rests on her bed in San Jose hospice in San Pedro Sula on her birthday November 29, 2007. Wendy was infected with HIV when she was raped in her home town of Santa Barbara.   REUTERS/Edgard Garrido</p>

Wendy Aracely Hernandez, who has AIDS, rests on her bed in San Jose hospice in San Pedro Sula on her birthday November 29, 2007. Wendy was infected with HIV when she was raped in her home town of Santa Barbara. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Wendy Aracely Hernandez, who has AIDS, rests on her bed in San Jose hospice in San Pedro Sula on her birthday November 29, 2007. Wendy was infected with HIV when she was raped in her home town of Santa Barbara. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

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<p>A 17-year-old victim of domestic violence is given medical attention in the emergency room July 11, 2004 in Guatemala City.   REUTERS/Daniel LeClair</p>

A 17-year-old victim of domestic violence is given medical attention in the emergency room July 11, 2004 in Guatemala City. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair

A 17-year-old victim of domestic violence is given medical attention in the emergency room July 11, 2004 in Guatemala City. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair

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<p>A candle with a picture of the late Morsal Obeidi stands outside a court in Hamburg February 13, 2009.   REUTERS/Christian Charisius</p>

A candle with a picture of the late Morsal Obeidi stands outside a court in Hamburg February 13, 2009. REUTERS/Christian Charisius

A candle with a picture of the late Morsal Obeidi stands outside a court in Hamburg February 13, 2009. REUTERS/Christian Charisius

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<p>Mukhtaran Mai, a victim of gang rape, reacts during a news conference in Islamabad March 5, 2005.   REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood</p>

Mukhtaran Mai, a victim of gang rape, reacts during a news conference in Islamabad March 5, 2005. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Mukhtaran Mai, a victim of gang rape, reacts during a news conference in Islamabad March 5, 2005. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

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<p>Women in bridal outfits hold hands during a protest against domestic violence in downtown Bucharest May 8, 2008.  REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel</p>

Women in bridal outfits hold hands during a protest against domestic violence in downtown Bucharest May 8, 2008. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

Women in bridal outfits hold hands during a protest against domestic violence in downtown Bucharest May 8, 2008. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

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<p>A woman, who was abused by her husband, learns how to weave at a distressed women's center in Algiers April 8, 2007.   REUTERS/ Zohra Bensemra</p>

A woman, who was abused by her husband, learns how to weave at a distressed women's center in Algiers April 8, 2007. REUTERS/ Zohra Bensemra

A woman, who was abused by her husband, learns how to weave at a distressed women's center in Algiers April 8, 2007. REUTERS/ Zohra Bensemra

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<p>Peruvian Marlin Mata rests in a hospital in Lima, June 16, 2006. Mata awakened from a coma she suffered after throwing herself from a moving bus to escape two men trying to rape her.   REUTERS/Mariana Bazo</p>

Peruvian Marlin Mata rests in a hospital in Lima, June 16, 2006. Mata awakened from a coma she suffered after throwing herself from a moving bus to escape two men trying to rape her. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

Peruvian Marlin Mata rests in a hospital in Lima, June 16, 2006. Mata awakened from a coma she suffered after throwing herself from a moving bus to escape two men trying to rape her. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

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<p>A 16-year-old girl waits for her fistula repair surgery at HEAL Africa hospital in Goma February 5, 2009.   REUTERS/Alissa Everett</p>

A 16-year-old girl waits for her fistula repair surgery at HEAL Africa hospital in Goma February 5, 2009. REUTERS/Alissa Everett

A 16-year-old girl waits for her fistula repair surgery at HEAL Africa hospital in Goma February 5, 2009. REUTERS/Alissa Everett

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<p>Sakeena (L) sits with her sister, 15-year old Shaheena sit in their home in Ahmedpure Sharqia, 530 km (330 miles) south of Islamabad May 22, 2003. Sakeena is suffering from burns to 70 percent of her body from when her husband threw acid on her. Her sister Shaheena was hit in the face during the acid attack and blinded by the overthrow.   REUTERS/Mian Khursheed</p>

Sakeena (L) sits with her sister, 15-year old Shaheena sit in their home in Ahmedpure Sharqia, 530 km (330 miles) south of Islamabad May 22, 2003. Sakeena is suffering from burns to 70 percent of her body from when her husband threw acid on her. Her...more

Sakeena (L) sits with her sister, 15-year old Shaheena sit in their home in Ahmedpure Sharqia, 530 km (330 miles) south of Islamabad May 22, 2003. Sakeena is suffering from burns to 70 percent of her body from when her husband threw acid on her. Her sister Shaheena was hit in the face during the acid attack and blinded by the overthrow. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed

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<p>Rape victims walk outside a rehabilitation centre inside Djabal refugee camp at Goz Beida, eastern Chad September 2, 2007.    REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun</p>

Rape victims walk outside a rehabilitation centre inside Djabal refugee camp at Goz Beida, eastern Chad September 2, 2007. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun

Rape victims walk outside a rehabilitation centre inside Djabal refugee camp at Goz Beida, eastern Chad September 2, 2007. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun

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<p>Women's rights activists protest outside the Johannesburg High Court, before former South African Deputy-President Jacob Zuma was acquitted on rape charges, May 8, 2006.   REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko</p>

Women's rights activists protest outside the Johannesburg High Court, before former South African Deputy-President Jacob Zuma was acquitted on rape charges, May 8, 2006. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Women's rights activists protest outside the Johannesburg High Court, before former South African Deputy-President Jacob Zuma was acquitted on rape charges, May 8, 2006. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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<p>An Afghan woman passes a group of protesters holding banners in Kabul May 5, 2005.  REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

An Afghan woman passes a group of protesters holding banners in Kabul May 5, 2005. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

An Afghan woman passes a group of protesters holding banners in Kabul May 5, 2005. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>A victim of domestic violence shows her head wound patched up with tape in a women's shelter in Papua New Guinea's capital city of Port Moresby October 27, 2005.   REUTERS/David Gray</p>

A victim of domestic violence shows her head wound patched up with tape in a women's shelter in Papua New Guinea's capital city of Port Moresby October 27, 2005. REUTERS/David Gray

A victim of domestic violence shows her head wound patched up with tape in a women's shelter in Papua New Guinea's capital city of Port Moresby October 27, 2005. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>Abused foreign domestic helpers use mobile phones at a corridor of Bethune House, which provides temporary shelter for abused victims, in Hong Kong October 23, 2006.   REUTERS/Paul Yeung</p>

Abused foreign domestic helpers use mobile phones at a corridor of Bethune House, which provides temporary shelter for abused victims, in Hong Kong October 23, 2006. REUTERS/Paul Yeung

Abused foreign domestic helpers use mobile phones at a corridor of Bethune House, which provides temporary shelter for abused victims, in Hong Kong October 23, 2006. REUTERS/Paul Yeung

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<p>Zakara Bibi Solangi, the mother of Tasleem Solangi, holds up a picture of her daughter in Karachi, October 27, 2008. Tasleem Solangi, a 17-year-old Pakistani village girl, was falsely accused of immorality and had dogs set on her as a punishment before she was shot dead, the girl's parents said.   REUTERS/Athar Hussain</p>

Zakara Bibi Solangi, the mother of Tasleem Solangi, holds up a picture of her daughter in Karachi, October 27, 2008. Tasleem Solangi, a 17-year-old Pakistani village girl, was falsely accused of immorality and had dogs set on her as a punishment...more

Zakara Bibi Solangi, the mother of Tasleem Solangi, holds up a picture of her daughter in Karachi, October 27, 2008. Tasleem Solangi, a 17-year-old Pakistani village girl, was falsely accused of immorality and had dogs set on her as a punishment before she was shot dead, the girl's parents said. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

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<p>Suzanne LaPlante-Edward (R) and Michelle Lemay hug following a memorial service in Montreal, December 5, 1999. Both women had daughters killed in the 1989 Montreal Massacre. December 6, 2009, marks the twentieth anniversary of Canada's worst mass shooting when Mark Lepine entered the University of Montreal engineering school armed with a semi-automatic assault rifle and knives and systematically shoot 14 young women in a hate-filled rampage.   REUTERS/Shaun Best </p>

Suzanne LaPlante-Edward (R) and Michelle Lemay hug following a memorial service in Montreal, December 5, 1999. Both women had daughters killed in the 1989 Montreal Massacre. December 6, 2009, marks the twentieth anniversary of Canada's worst mass...more

Suzanne LaPlante-Edward (R) and Michelle Lemay hug following a memorial service in Montreal, December 5, 1999. Both women had daughters killed in the 1989 Montreal Massacre. December 6, 2009, marks the twentieth anniversary of Canada's worst mass shooting when Mark Lepine entered the University of Montreal engineering school armed with a semi-automatic assault rifle and knives and systematically shoot 14 young women in a hate-filled rampage. REUTERS/Shaun Best

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<p>A woman who was abused by her husband wears a veil, so as not to be identified by her family, at the Sisterhood is Global Institute office in Amman March 5, 2009.  REUTERS/Ali Jarekji</p>

A woman who was abused by her husband wears a veil, so as not to be identified by her family, at the Sisterhood is Global Institute office in Amman March 5, 2009. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

A woman who was abused by her husband wears a veil, so as not to be identified by her family, at the Sisterhood is Global Institute office in Amman March 5, 2009. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

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<p>Acid victim Rehana Begum poses inside the Dhaka Medical College Hospital June 15, 2008.   REUTERS/Andrew Biraj</p>

Acid victim Rehana Begum poses inside the Dhaka Medical College Hospital June 15, 2008. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

Acid victim Rehana Begum poses inside the Dhaka Medical College Hospital June 15, 2008. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

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