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Women raped by Korean soldiers during Vietnam war still awaiting apology

Campaign group urges recognition for women affected by sexual violence of Korean troops and the children born as a resultTran Thi Ngai was 24 and alone at home in her village in Vietnam’s Phu Yen province when a South Korean soldier forced his way into the house and raped her.“He pulled me inside the room, closed the door and raped me repeatedly. He had a gun on his body and I was terrified,” said Tran, now almost 80, and still waiting for South Korea to acknowledge sexual violence by its soldie...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, World news, Asia Pacific, Global development, Vietnam, William Hague, Jack Straw, Tran, Phu Yen, Sexual Violence, Thi Ngai


Sexual abuse of boys often overlooked by state laws, global study warns

Stronger support urged for young men affected by abuse as researchers find existing measures tailored towards girls Sexual abuse of boys is “barely addressed” by the laws in many countries, according to a global study that warns of a lack of support for young male survivors.The study, which examined child rape laws in 40 countries, found that just under half of jurisdictions lacked legal protections for boys. In many cases, laws were specific to girls and did not recognise boys as victims. Conti...
Tags: Gender, Law, World news, Global development, Sexual Violence


Raise boys who end the #MeToo crisis

Former FOX News host Gretchen Carlson says that, as a culture, we didn't know how to speak openly about sexual harassment until very, very recently. And there's still a lot of work to be done. Her docuseries on the subject, Breaking the Silence airs January 14 at 8 PM on Lifetime. Her own experiences of sexual harassment played out on air in real time... and were wrongly condoned by a major news organization. Gretchen has emerged as one of the most influential voices in the #MeToo movement, lo...
Tags: Congress, Women, Innovation, Men, Gretchen, Gretchen Carlson, Media Industry, Sexual Violence, Big Problems


How financial literacy impacts youth prostitution, AIDS, and women’s survival

Around the world, girls are in positions of extreme vulnerability and risk. How can we increase the survival and empowerment of girls and women who have no education, who are married off as children, forced into prostitution, and who live in regions where AIDS/HIV is common?One proven strategy is financial literacy programs, from as early as age six. It is the bedrock of change. When girls understand finance, savings, and how to think assess opportunity and risk, it is proven to impact seemingly...
Tags: Asia, Money, Children, Sex, Finance, Africa, Women, Economics, Poverty, Vulnerability, Innovation, Bruce, Sexual Violence, Judith Bruce Invest


Spain's 'Wolf Pack' bailed pending appeal against sexual abuse conviction

Latest ruling could provoke further protests following outrage when judges dropped rape chargesA Spanish court has ruled that the five members of the so-called “Wolf Pack” who were convicted of sexually abusing an 18-year-old woman during the running of the bulls festival in Pamplona in 2016 can remain at liberty pending an appeal to the supreme court.There was outrage last April when judges dropped rape charges against José Ángel Prenda, Alfonso Cabezuelo, Antonio Manuel Guerrero, Jesús Escuder...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Pamplona, Wolf, Sexual Violence, Ángel Boza


The teenager who set out to reform Bolivia's broken record on rape justice | Dan Collyns

At the age of 17, Brisa De Angulo founded A Breeze of Hope to support other child survivors of sexual abuse. Today, it has 100% conviction rates and has helped change laws on rapeBrisa De Angulo was 15 when the carefree, happy childhood she lived in her Bolivian village was shattered.She was raped by a member of her extended family who was lodging at the family home, on the outskirts of the city of Cochabamba. Over eight months she was raped repeatedly. Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, World news, Global development, Bolivia, Dan Collyns, Cochabamba, Sexual Violence, Brisa de Angulo, De Angulo


The woman breaking Bolivia's culture of silence on rape | Dan Collyns

At the age of 17, Brisa De Angulo founded A Breeze of Hope to support other child survivors of sexual abuse. Today, it has 100% conviction rates and has helped change laws on rapeBrisa De Angulo was 15 when the carefree, happy childhood she lived in her Bolivian village was shattered.She was raped by a member of her extended family who was lodging at the family home, on the outskirts of the city of Cochabamba. Over eight months she was raped repeatedly. Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, World news, Global development, Bolivia, Dan Collyns, Cochabamba, Sexual Violence, Brisa de Angulo, De Angulo


'I'm here to work, not for sex': battling violence against women in Rwanda | Sophie Cousins

A culture of victim-blaming and high levels of sexual and physical abuse are being tackled with tough laws as well as dedicated centres to help survivorsDressed in a red and green dress, Elise* sits clutching her friend’s hand as she recounts her story to a social worker at the Isange One-Stop Centre.Signs such as “Break the silence when you see gender-based violence” and “I’m here to work, not for sex” adorn the small centre, which is situated next to the bustling maternity ward inside Kacyiru ...
Tags: Gender, Law, Africa, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Global development, Elise, Rwanda, Kigali, Kacyiru, Sexual Violence, Sophie Cousins, Rape and sexual assault


‘A gift from God’: the Rohingya refugees adopting orphaned babies | Sunaina Kumar and Fiona Weber-Steinhaus

The sexual violence perpetrated by Myanmar’s military could have led to a surge in abandoned newborns – but it never cameOn the night Rahima was born, the rain lashed down on Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Inside one makeshift hut, Dildar Begum tried to help a woman in labour. But she couldn’t stop the bleeding and the mother died.“Maybe it’s God’s will that I take care of the baby,” she thought to herself when she cut the umbilical cord. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, South and Central Asia, Refugees, Global development, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Rohingya, Migration And Development, KUTUPALONG, Rahima, Sexual Violence, Dildar Begum, Sunaina Kumar, Fiona Weber Steinhaus, Cox 's Bazar Bangladesh


Child sex trafficking rife in Colombia's picturesque Cartagena | Mathew Charles

The historic city is cracking down on an industry that targets children and young women from poor neighbourhoodsCartagena’s colonial architecture and easy access to white sand beaches have made it one of Colombia’s most popular tourist destinations. But behind its baroque facade, the historic city – which calls itself the “pride of Colombia” – has been hiding a shameful problem.Sexual exploitation and abuse is out of control in the city, authorities have admitted, after coming under fire for not...
Tags: Americas, World news, Colombia, Global development, Cartagena, Sexual Violence, Mathew Charles


Pope Francis demotes 2 cardinals named in sexual abuse cases

The cardinals have been removed from the pope's C-9 cabinet, an informal group designed to help restructure the bureaucracy of the Vatican.The cardinals have not been removed from the church.In February, the Vatican will host a conference to inform church leaders about the impacts of sexual abuse. None Pope Francis has removed two cardinals from his informal cabinet after they were implicated in high-profile sexual abuse scandals, the Vatican said on Wednesday.In letters written in October, Fran...
Tags: Crime, Australia, Religion, Santiago, Chile, Pope Francis, Christianity, Innovation, Vatican, Francis, George Pell, Pell, Juan Barros, Barros, Sexual Violence, Fernando Karadima


Smart dress groped 157 times in under 4 hours

Schweppes commissioned research into how often women are touched by strangers A sensor-equipped dress designed by Ogilvy captured the party experience of three women The experiment confirms for men what women have known all along None Women around the world have long reported that men, strangers included, touch them all the time without permission, much less an invitation. Even when asked not to. It's a particularly invasive form of objectification. Isn't everyone supposed to be entitled to pe...
Tags: Privacy, Sex, Women, Vulnerability, Innovation, Brazil, Gender Equality, Inequality, Ogilvy, Ogilvy Brazil, Sexual Violence, Dress for Respect Hidden, Dress for Respect


'What happened to me will not happen to my daughters': sexual violence in war – podcast

Kosovan-born Vasfije Krasniqi-Goodman explains how a survivors’ network has empowered her and others to speak out against rape as a weapon of conflict Warning: This episode of Small Changes covers topics that some listeners might find upsetting, including sexual violence and warThis month, Dr Denis Mukwege was awarded a Nobel peace prize, together with Yazidi activist Nadia Murad, for their work against sexual violence in war, shining a spotlight on the Mukwege Foundation’s global network for su...
Tags: World news, Global development, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kosovo, Ending Sexual Violence In Conflict, Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad, Sexual Violence, Vasfije Krasniqi Goodman, Mukwege Foundation


'I was sexually abused, humiliated and beaten. Legal victory was a great balm'

After the inter-American court ruled in her favour against the Venezuelan state, Linda Loaiza tells of her long fight for justiceIn March 2001, when I was only 18, I was kidnapped and for almost four months I was kept forcibly bound and gagged, deprived of my freedom, subjected, threatened with death and held without any communication with my family.I was sexually abused, burned with cigarettes, humiliated and beaten. I was forced to consume drugs. The man who kidnapped me called me his girlfrie...
Tags: Law, Americas, World news, International criminal justice, Global development, Venezuela, Sexual Violence, Linda Loaiza


Morocco rape victim urges women: never remain silent

Khadija, 17, calls on victims of sexual abuse to speak out after she was allegedly kidnapped and gang-rapedThe Moroccan teenager who was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped has urged women “never to remain silent” about sexual abuse and harassment.The 17-year-old – identified only as Khadija – spoke publicly this summer about a two-month ordeal in which she claimed she had been abducted, tattooed, burned and raped by at least 12 men. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Morocco, Global development, Khadija, Sexual Violence


'I will not keep silent': Khadija rape case sparks backlash in Morocco – video

Moroccan teenager Khadija says she was kidnapped at knife-point, then raped, beaten and tortured by 12 men during a two-month ordeal. The case caused outrage, and inspired the #Masaktach – 'I will not keep silent' – campaign, encouraging women to fight back against the pervasive sexual harassment and violence they encounter on Morocco's streets  Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Morocco, Global development, Khadija, Sexual Violence


'I will not keep silent': Khadija rape case spurs women into action in Morocco – video

Moroccan teenager Khadija says she was kidnapped at knife-point, then raped, beaten and tortured by 12 men during a two-month ordeal. The case caused outrage, and inspired the #Masaktach – 'I will not keep silent' – campaign, encouraging women to fight back against the pervasive sexual harassment and violence they encounter on Morocco's streets  Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Morocco, Global development, Khadija, Sexual Violence


Thousands march in Spain to oppose violence against women

In Madrid, crowds shouted ‘no more victims, we want freedom’ following string of high-profile rape trialsTens of thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets of Madrid and dozens of other Spanish towns and cities on Sunday to oppose violence against women.Protesters chanted slogans and carried signs reading “For those who aren’t with us” and “Justice” as they marked the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Un, Madrid, Sexual Violence


Hague hails 'tremendous start' to sexual violence scheme set up with Jolie

Former foreign secretary says critics ignore ‘enormous progress’ made since since 2014 launch William Hague has defended the controversial initiative he established with Angelina Jolie, describing it as having made “enormous progress” in raising awareness and breaking taboos around sexual violence in conflict.Set up by the former British foreign secretary alongside Hollywood actor Jolie, the project has encountered criticism since its glitzy London launch five years ago, and earlier this year wa...
Tags: Hollywood, London, World news, Global development, Angelina Jolie, William Hague, Foreign, Ending Sexual Violence In Conflict, Jolie, Sexual Violence


Ugandan courts hold special sessions to clear backlog of sexual violence cases

Move intended to speed up convictions, as figures show half of all Ugandan women suffer physical or sexual abuse from a partnerUgandan courts are holding special sessions to help clear a backlog of cases of violence against women and girls.Thirteen sessions are being held in selected high and chief magistrate courts in 13 districts around the country, with the aim of hearing more than 1,000 cases by the end of the year. Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, Africa, World news, Uganda, Global development, Sexual Violence


Colombia's victims of sexual violence finally get their day in court

A new special tribunal, a provision of the 2016 peace deal, is forcing the country to reckon with the sexual violence of its pastFulvia Chungana says she still carries the stench of the man who raped her nearly thirty years ago.She was barely 24 years old and living in a poor village in Colombia’s western Cauca province when the civil war reached her doorstep. Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, World news, Colombia, Global development, Farc, Sexual Violence, Cauca, Chungana


Colombia's hidden victims finally get their day in court

A new special tribunal, a provision of the 2016 peace deal, is forcing the country to reckon with the sexual violence of its pastFulvia Chungana says she still carries the stench of the man who raped her nearly 30 years ago.She was barely 24 years old and living in a poor village in Colombia’s western Cauca province when the civil war reached her doorstep. Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, World news, Colombia, Global development, Farc, Sexual Violence, Cauca, Chungana


Australian aid groups report dozens of sexual misconduct cases

Peak aid body review finds victims of abuse by humanitarian workers included childrenAustralian international aid groups reported 76 incidents of alleged sexual misconduct over the past three years, including one case in which a humanitarian worker impregnated a local woman.The peak body for the aid sector – the Australian Council for International Development (Acfid) – commissioned an independent review into sexual misconduct earlier this year following revelations that Oxfam UK staff had hired...
Tags: Australia news, Aid, Global development, Humanitarian response, Haiti, Sexual Violence, Oxfam UK


Woman who bore rapist’s baby faces 20 years in El Salvador jail

Imelda Cortez, 20, faces trial in country where abortion is illegal under all circumstancesA rape victim is facing 20 years in jail charged with attempted murder, after she gave birth to her abuser’s baby in a latrine in El Salvador.In a case that highlights the rigidity of the country’s abortion laws, Imelda Cortez, 20, from an impoverished rural family in San Miguel, has been in custody since April 2017 after giving birth to a baby girl fathered by her abusive elderly stepfather. Continue read...
Tags: Health, Americas, World news, Global development, Abortion, El Salvador, San Miguel, Sexual Violence, Reproductive rights (developing countries, Imelda Cortez


'They killed my children and raped me': sexual violence remains rife in Congo

Agencies sound alarm over sexual attacks, murder and torture in southern areas where violence was thought to be waningContinuing violence in southern areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has led to thousands of violent sexual assaults, accompanied by widespread killing and torture, aid agencies have said.International attention has focused on the east of the sprawling central African country in recent months, . Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, Global development, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sexual Violence, Conflict and arms


'It's a miracle': the scheme ending abuse against women in Tajikistan

For 22 years, Rano Mahmurodova was violently abused by her husband. A groundbreaking new project changed everythingThe change in behaviour of Rano Mahmurodova’s husband was nothing short of a “miracle”.Married at 18, the 42-year-old had spent more than two decades being physically and verbally assaulted by her husband, who was fuelled by drink, drugs and unemployment. Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, Women, Life and style, World news, South and Central Asia, Global development, Tajikistan, Sexual Violence, Rano Mahmurodova


Demonstrator ambushes Penny Mordaunt on stage during aid abuse speech – video

The development secretary was dramatically interrupted while addressing delegates at a conference on sexual abuse in the aid sector when Alexia Pepper De Caires, a charity whistleblower and former Save the Children employee, strode on to the stagePenny Mordaunt confronted on stage by protester over failings on aid sex abuse Continue reading...
Tags: Charities, Aid, Global development, Save The Children, Penny Mordaunt, Sexual Violence, Department for International Development (DfID, Mordaunt, Alexia Pepper de Caires


Penny Mordaunt confronted on stage by protester over failings on aid sex abuse

Development secretary allows demonstrator to address audience at event called in response to Oxfam scandalPenny Mordaunt was dramatically confronted on stage by a protester who accused her of failing to give women a voice at a conference on sex abuse in the aid sector.Alexia Pepper De Caires, a whistleblower and former Save the Children employee, approached the minister while she was delivering her speech in London on Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, London, Society, UK News, Charities, Aid, Global development, Oxfam, Save The Children, Penny Mordaunt, Sexual Violence, Department for International Development (DfID, Mordaunt, Alexia Pepper de Caires


Liberia launches investigation into alleged rapes at US-backed school

Report details claims that staff member sexually assaulted girls in the care of More Than Me in MonroviaLiberia’s government has announced an immediate investigation into a charity founded by an American woman after allegations that a staff member raped girls in its care.The information ministry said the government is “greatly concerned”. Liberians have expressed outrage after a report last week described the alleged sexual assaults at a branch of the More Than Me charity in the capital, Monrovi...
Tags: Africa, US, World news, Liberia, Global development, Monrovia, Sexual Violence, MonroviaLiberia, Macintosh Johnson


I was an Isis sex slave. I tell my story because it is the best weapon I have | Nadia Murad

Nobel peace prize winner Nadia Murad describes her extraordinary journey from suffering at the hands of Islamic State to human rights campaignerThe slave market opened at night. We could hear the commotion downstairs where militants were registering and organising, and when the first man entered the room, all the girls started screaming. It was like the scene of an explosion. We moaned as though wounded, doubling over and vomiting on the floor, but none of it stopped the militants. They paced ar...
Tags: Islamic State, Iraq, World news, Middle East and North Africa, War Crimes, Nobel Peace Prize, Nadia Murad, Sexual Violence, Rape and sexual assault



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