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People listen to speakers raising awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women at a rally at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle prior to the Women's March on January 20. A new report examines missing and murdered Indigenous women in cities, not on reservations, and found local law enforcement agencies often do not adequately track such crimes. Karen Ducey/Getty Images hide caption

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Angela Kaupa, 54, looks out the doorway of the building in the Eastern Highlands where she shelters victims of domestic abuse. Up to 10 people can sleep on the thin mattresses and blankets that line the floor. A few personal objects are placed along the walls. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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People crowd into a church in the town of Henganofi in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea for a meeting to end violence resulting from sorcery accusations. In the Eastern Highlands, the accusation of sorcery is a vigilante's rallying cry. Nationally, it's believed to be responsible for dozens of deaths every year. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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In Papua New Guinea's Sorcery Wars, A Peacemaker Takes On Her Toughest Case

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Suad Thabet sits with her granddaughter Sandy at home in Abu Qarqas, Egypt. Thabet was attacked by a mob last year after one of her sons was accused of having an affair with a Muslim woman. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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After 2016 Assault, A Coptic Christian Grandmother In Egypt Fights For Justice

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Former star goalie Bruno Fernandes de Souza, shown in 2012 at his murder trial in Contagem, Brazil, was convicted of ordering his ex-girlfriend's death. He was recently released on a technicality and has been signed by another professional soccer team. Gualter Naves/AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A scene from the elevator's security video, which shows the assailant repeatedly hitting the woman after she says she had asked him to stop smoking. People's Daily of China via YouTube/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Activists and supporters march on International Women's Day on March 8 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Marchers called for protection from male violence in a country with high rates of murder and assaults of women. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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For Brazil's Women, Laws Are Not Enough To Deter Rampant Violence

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South Koreans leave notes at an exit of Gangnam subway station in Seoul. It was turned into a makeshift memorial for a 23-year-old woman who was stabbed to death by a male stranger. Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Violent Crimes Prompt Soul-Searching In Korea About Treatment Of Women

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After the funeral in 2013 for popular folk music star Diomedes Diaz, fellow musicians including accordionist Andres Gil performed in homage to him. Now Colombia's Congress is considering a bill to honor Diaz. Ricardo Mazalan/AP hide caption

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Will Colombia Honor A Beloved Musician Who Was Also A Convicted Killer?

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A mother breastfeeds her baby inside a chapel that was turned into a makeshift hospital after Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines. John Lavellana/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Outside the courthouse in New Delhi on Friday, demonstrators gathered to call for — and then celebrate — the death sentences handed down for four men convicted in the December gang rape and murder of a young woman. Roberto Schmidt /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A police bus believed to be carrying the four men convicted for the December rape and murder. Money Sharma/EPA/LANDOV hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Julie McCarthy, in New Delhi, speaks with Renee Montagne

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The scene at a candle light vigil earlier this month in New Delhi. Those gathered want the men accused in a brutal rape and murder to be punished, and they want violence against women in India to stop. Harish Tyagi /EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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At a vigil last week in Calcutta, India, the victim was remembered and calls were made for new laws to protect women. Dibyangshu Sarkar /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Life Examined: Who Was The Victim So Brutally Murdered In India?

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Protesters hold candles during a rally in New Delhi late Saturday following the death of a woman gang-raped on a bus. Sajjad Hussain /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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