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El Salvador OKs initiative to fight violence against women

FOX News

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – El Salvador's government has approved an initiative presented by women's rights groups for a national alert over gender-based violence. Among the measures is a campaign to combat sexual harassment in public institutions, emphasizing prevention of sexual violence and killings of women. Government institutions have 10 days to present their plans for aligning with the initiative. President Salvador Sanchez Ceren called Thursday for "forceful" actions to diminish gender violence in the Central American nation, which has one of the world's highest homicide rates. According to government figures, 154 women have been murdered this year from January through May 2. That's up from 127 during the same period in 2017.


Stars Affected by Violence Join Students' Gun-Reform Rallies

U.S. News

Hudson, appearing tearful as she concluded her appearance, was backed by members of a Washington choir and survivors of the Feb. 14 Parkland, Florida, high school shooting. Students from the school led rallies attended by hundreds of thousands of people in the nation's capital and other U.S. cities.


Students brought together by gun violence

BBC News

Both of their lives were changed by school shootings. Saturday's march in Washington brought them together.


DR Congo: Dozens killed in new flare-up of ethnic violence

Al Jazeera

At least 79 people have died in the latest interethnic violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


First farmers in the Atacama desert had a history of brutal violence

New Scientist

When coastal hunter-gatherers settled inland to begin farming about 3000 years ago in the Atacama desert, their violence became more gruesome, often with intent to kill, according to a study of human remains from the time. Vivian Standen at the University of Tarapacá in Chile and her colleagues studied signs of violence in the remains of 194 adults buried between 2800 and 1400 years ago in a coastal desert valley of northern Chile.