Five of the six suspects in the brutal India gang rape case have appeared in court. The case is expected to be fast-tracked and could begin in days. Protesters continue to demand tougher laws on violence against women.
Indian's Supreme Court has granted two young men convicted of a fatal gang-rape a stay of execution. The attack on a 23-year-old student in 2012 shocked the country, triggering street demonstrations and tougher laws.
A Mumbai court has found four men guilty in connection with the gang rape of a 23-year-old photojournalist. The men could face a maximum punishment of life imprisonment.
A majority of Brazilians said victims of rape and other forms of sexual harassment are to blame for the crimes committed against them. Many of the victims are under 18 and most know their attacker.
India goes to the polls on April 7. When the results are out on May 16, Indians will have taken a crucial decision: to vote for change or to merely vote out the incumbent government, writes DW's Grahame Lucas.
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