Are CCTV cameras really the best way to keep schools sexual assault-free?
Sexual assault in the military, which is defined as anything from groping to rape, is believed to be significantly higher than the number of reports.
Victims of Sexual Assault Continue to Face Humiliation at Hands of Police, Medical Professionals, Finds Study
Despite reforms, rape survivors face several roadblocks to justice and support services from officials unwilling to register complaints to problems accessing healthcare, counselling and legal aid.
By taking on the system at every level – administrative, social and cultural – this young survivor of sexual assault presents a textbook case of a brilliant survivor.
Not all of the allegations have been verified and some are in preliminary assessment phase, said UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric.
The observation came during the hearing of an appeal by a CRRI scientist challenging the clean chit given by the complaints committee and disciplinary authority to her former senior colleague, whom she had accused of sexual harassment.
Not only did the campaign address the fact that sexual harassment is an everyday occurrence for women, it also shifted the narrative away from the issue being purely a law and order problem.
Former US President George H.W. Bush apologized through a spokesman on Wednesday for what an actress described as a sexual assault but which Bush said was intended as a friendly pat and a joke to put her at ease during a picture-taking session.
A critical mass is growing that proves how much goes wrong when people can act with impunity in a culture of silence.
Women have decided that they will no longer be silent, they will reclaim spaces and own their voices, and most importantly they will stand with each other in camaraderie.
If everyone in Hollywood – or any other industry – started renouncing peers for sexual misconduct, how many would be left standing?
By setting a different standard of consent for educated women in the recent acquittal of Mahmood Farooqui, the law has failed to acknowledge that rape, even when it is not a stranger rape, is an act of power and dominance.
The NGO said the accused was someone they trusted as he had been visiting the school for 10 months, donating books and helping the children with their studies.
The written submissions on behalf of the petitioners have relied on the recent landmark Supreme Court right to privacy judgement and the NALSA verdict, among others.
When a young girl has to carry a baby to full term, she faces the risk of heavy bleeding after delivery and could develop a dangerously high blood pressure, orthopedic problems, diabetes or a chronic lung disease later in life.
Pakistani police have arrested 25 members of an informal village council accused of ordering the rape of a 16-year-old girl as revenge for her brother’s alleged sexual assault of another girl.
Cardinal George Pell, Vatican’s de facto treasury minister and the high ranking adviser to Pope Francis faces “multiple charges in respect of historic sexual offences”.
New recommendations for preventing sexual assault will be presented to the drivers amid multiple cases being filed against the cab-hailing app company.
In ‘When I Hit You: Or, a Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife,’ Meena Kandasamy offers something for everyone – from poets who aspire to write, to men who hit their wives.
Rapes in Bundelkhand are rampant, reflective of UP’s ineffective law enforcement and deep social prejudices. But the odd story of defiance does exist.
As an upperclassman at The Citadel military college several years ago, Steven Munoz allegedly assaulted five freshmen. His hiring at the State Department raises further questions about the Trump administration’s vetting process.
Sexual assault and harassment in the US military is largely under-reported and has come under renewed scrutiny after a scandal involving some marines sharing nude photos of women online came to light.
A story about adolescence and sexual violence
The BJP, which frequently speaks out against opponents fielding candidates accused of sexual assault, is facing yet another crisis in its own ranks.
The media has the power to influence the mindset of how an incident of rape is perceived through the manner in which stories are constructed. It has a responsibility to use that power well.
The court’s verdict is a welcome corrective to misogynistic rhetoric and helps make space for a truly cosmopolitan attitude in India
The petition may or may not change the state of human rights in Chhattisgarh but it will certainly crank open the gates for more women to seek relief for crimes committed against them.
Sole reliance on eyewitnesses and circumstantial evidence has for years benefitted the accused. A new law that makes DNA testing mandatory aims to change this.
More than a third of women said they are feeling less tolerant of sexism in their own lives as a result of Trump’s victory, the polling said.
Julius Kitbok Dorphang’s arrest for the rape and sexual abuse of a minor has opened up the possibility of many more big names being involved in trafficking rackets.
Sunil Rastogi, the accused, has confessed to molesting children, mainly girls between the ages of seven and ten for the last 12 years.
The NHRC said that after careful consideration of the material on record, it found that there are in “total 34 victims mentioned in police complaints.”
The NGO said that brutality by Fijian security forces had resulted in at least five deaths since 2006 and other severe injuries.
A year after several Adivasi women accused men from the police and security forces of sexual assault, the investigation has stalled due to governmental inaction.
Threats to humiliate an intimate partner by sharing explicit photos or video is an old problem with a new digital twist, a new study finds.
Within hours of the New York Times report, several other media outlets published similar accounts, including People magazine, which carried a detailed first-person account from one of its reporters.
Women make special efforts to avoid assaults like decide home routes or place to sit on public transport; use sunglasses or headphones to ignore sexual comments or illicit gestures.
The German parliament toughened the sexual assault law to close loopholes which made it difficult to punish offenders when proof of violence was lacking.
After the events in Cologne, German lawmakers had been forced to act against issues of sexual assault.
A juror in the Stanford assault case has written a letter to Judge Aaron Persky lambasting him for his lenient sentence.