India's state-run General Insurance Corporation has offered women "rape insurance." The new insurance coverage for rape was included as part of a larger insurance package offering coverage for more traditional injuries and hazards.
Indian women's groups have criticized the idea that rape victims be offered monetary damages for their suffering and claim that offering insurance for the crime makes rape seem like "an accident."
A General Insurance Corporation spokesman denied these charges and said that the company believes a monetary settlement would help women to cope with rape.
1/27/2016 Taiwan Elects First Woman President - In a landslide victory, the leader of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Tsai Ing-wen won the country's presidential election, becoming the first woman in Taiwan's history to hold the position.
Emphasizing her party's commitment to maintaining Taiwan's independence from China, Tsai won over young voters eager to usher in a political changing of the guard following some 70 years of dominance by the pro-Chinese unification party, the Kuomintang (KMT), chaired by presidential opponent Eric Chu. . . .