Browsing All Posts filed under »sexual abuse«

It’s time to legalize prostitution

June 2, 2012

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The law is out of step with sexual mores By Jason Itzler / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Stephan Gladieu/Getty Images MOUND HOUSE, NEVADA – JANUARY 2008: Tea time at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, a legal brothel owned by Dennis Hof, in Lyon County, one of the fews counties in the […]

Abuse of Native American women – an interview with Charmaine White Face

May 25, 2012

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Posted on 25 May 2012Emine DilekWVoN co-editor For the first time in its history, the United Nations decided this year to open an investigation into the way in which the US government treats Native Americans, now and in the past. Led by human rights professor and Native American, James Anaya, the human rights inquiry will […]

Human Rights Watch Report Finds Immigrant Women Suffer Sexual Abuse To Avoid Job Losses, Deportation

May 20, 2012

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By Ashley Portero: Subscribe to Ashley’s RSS feed May 18, 2012 4:54 PM EDT While the U.S. House of Representatives advanced a version of the Violence Against Women Act that would limit protections for immigrant women this week, Human Rights Watch released a new report that documents an epidemic of sexual harassment and sexual violence […]

Where Men Now Fear to Tread

April 4, 2012

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By Hannah Rubenstein No man, except for those raised here as children, lives in Umoja village in Kenya. Credit:Hannah Rubenstein/IPS UMOJA, Kenya, Apr 4, 2012 (IPS) – No man, except for those raised here as children, lives in Umoja village in Kenya; one has not for two decades. It is a village only of and […]

Victims find sexual misconduct process ineffective

March 2, 2012

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From 2005 to 2010, there have been a total of 43 incidents of sexual assault reported on the Whitman College campus, according to Whitman’s Clery crime statistics. Of these, 31 were incidents of forcible rape. It is likely that far more rapes have actually occurred over that period, because many go unreported. Some of these […]

Haredim increasingly open to addressing sexual abuse

February 15, 2012

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By JEREMY SHARONExperts say attitudes changing within ultra-Orthodox community on reporting sexual abuse of minors. By Marc Israel Sellem Specialists and professionals this week highlighted a changing attitude within the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community toward reporting suspected sexual abuse of minors. During a two-day conference on children’s well-being at Ben-Gurion University, which ended on Tuesday, experts […]

The Journey: A Short Film on Sex Trafficking

February 12, 2012

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REB LOGGED FROM FOR SALE July 12, 2011By A Article about \”The Journey: A Short Film on Sex Trafficking\” This film is EXTREMELY GRAPHIC! If you are going to watch it, proceed with caution. If you have been abused or still have episodes of post traumatic do NOT watch it! It includes scenes with sexual […]

Female to male: One man’s journey

February 10, 2012

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10 February, 2012By Fiona Parker Bendigo man Ben MacEllen didn’t start life as Ben, and he didn’t start life as a boy. Ben MacEllen, author of ‘A Cut Closer to Whole’ and presenter Fiona Parker in ABC’s Bendigo studios (Terri-Anne Kingsley – ABC Local Radio) Download the mp3 file Ben MacEllen was born a girl […]

Sex trafficking victims reveal horror of witchcraft and torture being used to enslave women in Scotland

January 28, 2012

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Jan 27 2012 Exclusive by Annie Brown VICTIMS of human sex trafficking have told how they were enslaved by witchcraft, torture and death threats in modern-day Scotland. The harrowing stories of ten women were compiled by campaigners investigating the world’s fastest growing organised crime. Nine came from Africa, one from South America. In one of […]

Sex trafficking victims reveal horror of witchcraft and torture being used to enslave women in Scotland

January 28, 2012

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Jan 27 2012 Exclusive by Annie Brown VICTIMS of human sex trafficking have told how they were enslaved by witchcraft, torture and death threats in modern-day Scotland. The harrowing stories of ten women were compiled by campaigners investigating the world’s fastest growing organised crime. Nine came from Africa, one from South America. In one of […]

Indian engineer develops online map to show horrors of gender abuse

January 27, 2012

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By Nita BhallaFri Jan 27, 2012 NEW DELHI (TrustLaw) – A villager in Kerala has developed the country’s first online mapping platform that documents the multitude of abuses, rapes and murders committed daily against women there, to awaken people to the extent and horrors of such crimes. Despite strong laws, girls and women in largely […]

Indian engineer develops online map to show horrors of gender abuse

January 27, 2012

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By Nita BhallaFri Jan 27, 2012 NEW DELHI (TrustLaw) – A villager in Kerala has developed the country’s first online mapping platform that documents the multitude of abuses, rapes and murders committed daily against women there, to awaken people to the extent and horrors of such crimes. Despite strong laws, girls and women in largely […]

Exclusive: Letting Girls Be Girls—A Global Campaign

January 26, 2012

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By Marianne SchnallJanuary 25, 2012This week in Davos, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum will highlight a drive by The Elders to end the practice of child marriage. Girls in Rajasthan, India, where no child marriages have taken place, say villagers, since they learned of the dangers. Photo: Graham Crouch/The Elders Every year, all over the […]

Survivor of human trafficking and sex slavery on set for film shooting in Kirkland

August 28, 2011

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By CARRIE WOODKirkland Reporter EditorAug 27 2011 A Russian mob had taken her identity long ago inside a dark warehouse. But now, on a sunny afternoon, the Korean-American walked past the long white trailers that lined Seventh Street in the Norkirk neighborhood, stopping at her dressing room marked with her name – Chong Kim. A […]

Survivor of human trafficking and sex slavery on set for film shooting in Kirkland

August 28, 2011

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By CARRIE WOODKirkland Reporter EditorAug 27 2011 A Russian mob had taken her identity long ago inside a dark warehouse. But now, on a sunny afternoon, the Korean-American walked past the long white trailers that lined Seventh Street in the Norkirk neighborhood, stopping at her dressing room marked with her name – Chong Kim. A […]

DRC-UGANDA: Male sexual abuse survivors living on the margins

August 8, 2011

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02 Aug 2011 13:44Source: Content partner // IRIN KAMPALA, 2 August 2011 (IRIN) – Two brothers, Charles* and Jacques*, set off for Uganda in search of safety after the murder of their parents in January in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), only to be waylaid along the border by six men carrying machetes, sticks […]

DRC-UGANDA: Male sexual abuse survivors living on the margins

August 8, 2011

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02 Aug 2011 13:44Source: Content partner // IRIN KAMPALA, 2 August 2011 (IRIN) – Two brothers, Charles* and Jacques*, set off for Uganda in search of safety after the murder of their parents in January in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), only to be waylaid along the border by six men carrying machetes, sticks […]

DRC-UGANDA: Luzolo, "He abused me. The pain was awful"

August 8, 2011

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02 Aug 2011 13:44 Source: Content partner // IRIN KAMPALA, 2 August 2011 (IRIN) – Luzolo*, 27, from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has been living as a refugee in Kampala since 2009. While attempting to flee the conflict at home and seek refuge in Uganda, he was raped in a forest by armed men […]

DRC-UGANDA: Luzolo, "He abused me. The pain was awful"

August 8, 2011

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02 Aug 2011 13:44 Source: Content partner // IRIN KAMPALA, 2 August 2011 (IRIN) – Luzolo*, 27, from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has been living as a refugee in Kampala since 2009. While attempting to flee the conflict at home and seek refuge in Uganda, he was raped in a forest by armed men […]

JAMAICA Impunity Cloaks Abuse of Young Girls

August 6, 2011

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By Zadie Neufville KINGSTON, Aug 2, 2011 (IPS) – When a jury acquitted a Jamaican-born American pastor of carnal abuse charges in June, outraged islanders were forced to recognise that cultural norms seem to be promoting the sexual abuse of young girls. Just over two years ago, in June 2009, Paul Lewis was arrested and […]

JAMAICA Impunity Cloaks Abuse of Young Girls

August 6, 2011

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By Zadie Neufville KINGSTON, Aug 2, 2011 (IPS) – When a jury acquitted a Jamaican-born American pastor of carnal abuse charges in June, outraged islanders were forced to recognise that cultural norms seem to be promoting the sexual abuse of young girls. Just over two years ago, in June 2009, Paul Lewis was arrested and […]

One in four women suffer sexual violence: study

August 6, 2011

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Adele Horin August 3, 2011 ONE in four women have been victims of sexual or domestic violence, or have been stalked, according to a study into mental illness that found the median age for being raped was 13. It also found serious mental disorders and suicide attempts are prevalent among women who had experienced these […]

One in four women suffer sexual violence: study

August 6, 2011

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Adele Horin August 3, 2011 ONE in four women have been victims of sexual or domestic violence, or have been stalked, according to a study into mental illness that found the median age for being raped was 13. It also found serious mental disorders and suicide attempts are prevalent among women who had experienced these […]

La Mariposa: Send a butterfly to Nicaragua

June 6, 2011

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Rape and sexual abuse in Nicaragua Two-thirds of reported rapes in Nicaragua are against girls and young women under the age of 17. Many girls are trapped in abusive situations with no way out. The stigma associated with the crime means it is often the survivor – not the abuser – who is blamed. For […]