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Matricide
Note: Varies by jurisdiction * Assassination
Assassination
* Cannibalism
Cannibalism
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Forced Marriage
FORCED MARRIAGE is a marriage in which one or more of the parties is married without his or her consent or against his or her will. A forced marriage differs from an arranged marriage , in which both parties consent to the assistance of their parents or a third party (such as a matchmaker ) in choosing a spouse. There is often a continuum of coercion used to compel a marriage, ranging from outright physical violence to subtle psychological pressure. Forced marriage is still practised in various cultures across the world, particularly in parts of South Asia
South Asia
and Africa
Africa
. Some scholars object to use of the term "forced marriage" because it invokes the consensual legitimating language of marriage (such as husband/wife) for an experience that is precisely the opposite. A variety of alternatives exist, including forced conjugal association, and conjugal slavery
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Rape
RAPE is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person's consent . The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion , abuse of authority , or against a person who is incapable of giving valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, has an intellectual disability or is below the legal age of consent . The term rape is sometimes used interchangeably with the term sexual assault. The rate of reporting, prosecuting and convicting for rape varies between jurisdictions. Internationally, the incidence of rapes recorded by the police during 2008 ranged, per 100,000 people, from 0.2 in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
to 92.9 in Botswana
Botswana
with 6.3 in Lithuania
Lithuania
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Laws Regarding Rape
RAPE is a type of sexual assault initiated by one or more persons against another person without that person's consent . The act may be carried out by physical force, or where the person is under threat or manipulation, or with a person who is incapable of valid consent. It is the name of a statutory crime in jurisdictions such as England and Wales , Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
, Scotland
Scotland
, California
California
, and New York , and is a legal term of art used in the definition of the offence of sexual violation in New Zealand
New Zealand
. Definitions of rape vary, and though rape is usually dependent upon whether or not consent was present during the act, the term "consent" varies as well. Minors , for example, are often considered too young to consent to sexual relations with older persons (see statutory rape and age of consent )
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Types Of Rape
Rape
Rape
can be categorized in different ways: for example, by reference to the situation in which it occurs, by the identity or characteristics of the victim, and by the identity or characteristics of the perpetrator. These categories are referred to as TYPES OF RAPE. The types of rape described below are not mutually exclusive: a given rape can fit into multiple categories, by for example by being both a prison rape and a gang rape, or both a custodial rape and the rape of a child
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Campus Sexual Assault
CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT is defined as the sexual assault of a student attending an institution of higher learning, such as a college or university . Despite the name, fewer than 40% of reported incidents occur on campus property. Sexual assault
Sexual assault
is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Falling under the definition of sexual assault are sexual activities as forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape . Sexual assault
Sexual assault
for higher education students occurs more frequently against women, but any gender can be victimized. All ethnicities and social classes are affected
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Sexual Assault
SEXUAL ASSAULT is a sexual act in which a person is coerced or physically forced to engage against their will, or non-consensual sexual touching of a person. Sexual assault
Sexual assault
is a form of sexual violence , and it includes rape (such as forced vaginal, anal or oral penetration or drug facilitated sexual assault ), groping , child sexual abuse , or the torture of the person in a sexual manner
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Sati (practice)
SATI or SUTTEE is an obsolete Hindu
Hindu
funeral custom where a widow immolates herself on her husband's pyre or commits suicide in another fashion shortly after her husband's death. Mention of the practice can be dated back to the 1st century BC, while evidence of practice by widows of kings only appears beginning between the 5th and 9th centuries AD. The practice is considered to have originated within the warrior aristocracy in India
India
, gradually gaining in popularity from the 10th century AD and spreading to other groups from the 12th through 18th century AD. The practice was particularly prevalent among some Hindu
Hindu
communities, observed in aristocratic Sikh
Sikh
families, and has been attested to outside South Asia in a number of localities in Southeast Asia, such as in Indonesia and Champa
Champa

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Witch Trials In The Early Modern Period
The period of witch trials in Early Modern Europe
Early Modern Europe
were a widespread moral panic suggesting that malevolent Satanic witches were operating as an organized threat to Christendom
Christendom
during the 16th to 18th centuries. Those accused of witchcraft were portrayed as being worshipers of the Devil
Devil
, who engaged in such acts as malevolent sorcery at meetings known as Witches\' Sabbaths . Many people were subsequently accused of being witches, and were put on trial for the crime, with varying punishments being applicable in different regions and at different times
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Orestes Pursued By The Furies
ORESTES PURSUED BY THE FURIES is an event from Greek mythology
Greek mythology
that is a recurring theme in art depicting Orestes
Orestes
. BACKGROUNDIn the Iliad
Iliad
, the king of Argos, Agamemnon
Agamemnon
, sacrifices his daughter Iphigenia to the Gods to assure good sailing weather to Troy. by John Singer Sargent
John Singer Sargent
In Agamemnon, the first play of Aeschylus 's Oresteia
Oresteia
trilogy, Agamemnon
Agamemnon
is murdered by his wife, Clytemnestra
Clytemnestra
, and her lover, Aegisthus as revenge for sacrificing Iphigenia. In The Libation Bearers, the second play of the Orestia, Agamemnon's son Orestes returns home to take revenge on his mother for murdering his father
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Human Trafficking
HUMAN TRAFFICKING is the trade of humans , most commonly for the purpose of forced labour , sexual slavery , or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others. This may encompass providing a spouse in the context of forced marriage , or the extraction of organs or tissues, including for surrogacy and ova removal. Human trafficking
Human trafficking
can occur within a country or trans-nationally. Human trafficking
Human trafficking
is a crime against the person because of the violation of the victim's rights of movement through coercion and because of their commercial exploitation . Human trafficking is the trade in people, especially women and children, and does not necessarily involve the movement of the person from one place to another
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Rape By Deception
RAPE BY DECEPTION is a crime in which the perpetrator has the victim's agreement and compliance, but gains it through deception or fraudulent statements or actions. CONTENTS* 1 Notable cases * 1.1 United Kingdom * 1.2 United States * 1.3 Israel * 2 References NOTABLE CASESUNITED KINGDOM Main article: Rape
Rape
in English law In English law, the basis for such claims is "very narrow", as ruled by the Court of Appeal in R v Linekar 3 All ER 69 73. Past cases where deceit has negated consent and rape has been ruled, include R v Assange and R(F) v DPP (the sexual act was performed in a way that broke a condition agreed previously), and R - v - McNally (deceit as to gender). The Sexual Offences Act 1956 contained a ground of "procuring intercourse by false pretences" but this was abolished in the Sexual Offences Act 2003
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Female Genital Mutilation
Source: UNICEF, February 2016 * Somalia
Somalia
(98%) * Guinea
Guinea
(97%) *
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Wartime Sexual Violence
WARTIME SEXUAL VIOLENCE is rape or other forms of sexual violence committed by combatants during armed conflict or war or military occupation often as spoils of war ; but sometimes, particularly in ethnic conflict , the phenomenon has broader sociological motives. Wartime sexual violence
Wartime sexual violence
may also include gang rape and rape with objects. It is distinguished from sexual assaults and rape committed amongst troops in military service . It also covers the situation where girls and women are forced into prostitution or sexual slavery by an occupying power. During war and armed conflict, rape is frequently used as a means of psychological warfare in order to humiliate the enemy. Wartime sexual violence may occur in a variety of situations, including institutionalized sexual slavery, wartime sexual violence associated with specific battles or massacres , and individual or isolated acts of sexual violence
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Genocidal Rape
RAPE is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person's consent . The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion , abuse of authority , or against a person who is incapable of giving valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, has an intellectual disability or is below the legal age of consent . The term rape is sometimes used interchangeably with the term sexual assault. The rate of reporting, prosecuting and convicting for rape varies between jurisdictions. Internationally, the incidence of rapes recorded by the police during 2008 ranged, per 100,000 people, from 0.2 in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
to 92.9 in Botswana
Botswana
with 6.3 in Lithuania
Lithuania
as the median . Worldwide, rape is primarily committed by males
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Furies
In Greek mythology
Greek mythology
the ERINYES (/ɪˈrɪniˌiːz/ ; sing. ERINYS /ɪˈrɪnɪs/ ; Greek : Ἐρῑνύες , pl. of Ἐρῑνύς , Erinys), also known as the FURIES, were female chthonic deities of vengeance ; they were sometimes referred to as "infernal goddesses" (χθόνιαι θεαί). A formulaic oath in the Iliad
Iliad
invokes them as "the Erinyes, that under earth take vengeance on men, whosoever hath sworn a false oath". Walter Burkert suggests they are "an embodiment of the act of self-cursing contained in the oath". They correspond to the DIRAE in Roman mythology
Roman mythology
. The Roman writer Maurus Servius Honoratus wrote that they are called "Eumenides" in hell, "Furiae" on earth, and "Dirae" in heaven
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