Monday, December 6, 2021


‘1 in 3’ Australian parliament staff sexually harassed

After a seven-month investigation, a government-backed report on Tuesday said one in three people currently working at parliament 'have experienced some form of sexual harassment while working there'.

US subway riders witnessed rape but did nothing, police say

Police say as many as 10 people actually saw some part of the attack on the woman.

London police officer charged with rape

David Carrick had worked for the London police unit responsible for protecting parliament and diplomats.

WHO chief sorry for sex abuse by Ebola workers in DR Congo

Dozens of women told investigators they were offered work in exchange for sex, or were victims of rape.

Indian man accused of attempted rape given 6 months’ laundry duty for bail

Lalan Kumar will have to buy detergent and other items needed to provide six months of free laundry services to about 2,000 women in the village of Majhor in Bihar state.

Priest, 3 others charged with rape and murder of 9-year-old Indian girl

The four men, who have been in custody since they were detained in early August, face the death penalty.

Chinese-Canadian pop star detained over rape allegation

Awareness of gender-based violence in China has grown, sparked by the #MeToo movement, where women voiced their experiences of sexual harassment.

Pakistan PM’s British ex-wife condemns him blaming skimpy clothes for rape

However, several of Pakistan's female lawmakers have sprung to Khan’s defence.

Woman who killed rapist stepfather-turned-husband goes on trial in France

Her lawyers say 'the extreme violence that she suffered for 25 years and the fear that her daughter would be next' pushed her to kill him.

Activists warn of ‘shadow pandemic’ surge in gender-based violence

They say a holistic approach is needed to step up proactive measures against such cases.

Backlash after Pakistan PM links rape to how women dress

Oxford-educated Imran Khan had said an increase in rapes indicated the 'consequences in any society where vulgarity is on the rise' and advised women to cover up to prevent temptation.

Top Indian judge slammed for ‘atrocious’ rape remarks

The judge's suggestion of marriage as an amicable solution to settle the case of rape of a minor girl is being described as worse than atrocious.

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