marital rape


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marital rape

Etymology: L, rapere, to seize
forcible sexual intercourse with a spouse.

marital rape

Forced or unwanted intercourse within a marriage, typically by the husband.

marital rape

Forcible sexual assault by a spouse at a time when the sexual encounter was neither solicited nor welcome.
See also: rape
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The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by several people requests that marital rape should be criminalised and treated as rape.
A 33-year-old woman (judge interviewee) says "the family law rules out the existence of marital rape.
On several occasions, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has called upon Lebanon to criminalize marital rape and abolish the rape-marriage law.
Back when the article was discussed all women activists and societies in Bahrain pushed for the criminalising of marital rape," said Ms Rabeea.
Andaz-e-Sitam is all about marital rape and an innocent woman's fight for justice.
Marital rape only became a crime in 1991, and it took until the Sexual Offences Act 2003 for there to be a legal definition of "consent".
It is considered that the concept of marital rape, as understood internationally, cannot be suitably applied in the Indian context due to various factors," she said several months ago, "like level of education or illiteracy, poverty, myriad social customs and values, religious beliefs, the mindset of the society to treat the marriage as a sacrament, etcetera.
Citing an April 2014 Supreme Court ruling on marital rape, Judge Renato Gleyo of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Isulan, Sultan Kudarat's Branch 19 cited the importance of consent in sexual intimacy between husband and wife.
Thank you for asking me what prompted me to bring this private member bill which seeks to criminalize marital rape.
The SC said there "that safeguards in the criminal justice system are in place to spot and scrutinize fabricated or false marital rape complaints and any person who institutes untrue and malicious charges will be made answerable under the pertinent provisions of the Revised Penal Code and/or other laws.
For example, this legalises marital rape and deepens sectarian and ethnic rifts in Iraq - a blow to Pax Americana.
Criminalizing marital rape: Perhaps parliament's most chilling amendment to the original draft law was to remove the clause criminalizing marital rape.