Montgomery County, Maryland police arrested a sixth teenager in connection with the gang rape of a fifteen-year-old girl. All six suspects, ages 15 to 19, will be tried as adults for first degree rape.
The victim was first approached by two of the assailants at a bus stop. The girl agreed to go with them to an apartment where she was allegedly raped for several hours.
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .