Countries Are Banning Rapists From Marrying Their Victims To Avoid Punishment

February 23, 2015 7:10 PM

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Countries Are Banning Rapists From Marrying Their Victims To Avoid Punishment

More countries are aiming to end sexual violence against women, as gender equality continues to become a priority around the world.

In a new report, advocacy group Equality Now found that since 2000, five countries -- Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Peru and Uruguay -- have repealed or amended provisions that had allowed rapists to avoid punishment by marrying their victims.

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