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    Somaliland Passes Law against Rape for the First Time

    The self-declared republic of Somaliland has passed a law against rape for the first time in its history.

    In the past, a victim's family could constrain the raped to marry their rapist to avoid being shamed.

    As it is now, the rapists stand to face at least 30 years in prison.

    "Somaliland declared itself independent from Somalia in 1991 but is not internationally recognised as a country. There is still no law against rape in Somalia", the BBC reported.

    Somaliland's speaker of parliament, Bashe Mohamed Farah, told the BBC that rape cases have increased and he hoped the new law would help curtail that trend.

    "Nowadays we have seen even people carrying out gang rapes," he said.

    "The main emphasis of the new act is to completely stop rape."

    The new law is coming in after many years of lobbying by children and women's rights advocates.

  • #2
    rape is a devastating crime that destroys a nation. i think it is a plus to their government.

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    • #3
      Yeah I agree

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      • #4
        A nice move for the preservation of life.. life is sacred, precious let us defend it!!!

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