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Bangladeshi girl set on fire after accusing teacher of harassment

Nusrat Jahan Rafi was doused with kerosene and burned at her school, dying 10 days later of her injuriesA teenage Bangladeshi girl who reported being sexually harassed has died after being set on fire at school. Police and school authorities had ignored her complaints.The murder of 19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi, who was doused with kerosene and set on fire at her school in Feni on 6 April, followed her allegations of sexual harassment against her headteacher two weeks before. Nusrat suffered 80%...
Tags: World news, South and Central Asia, Global development, Bangladesh, Sexual Harassment, Feni, Sexual Violence, Women's rights and gender equality, Nusrat, Nusrat Jahan Rafi


Bangladeshi teenager set on fire after accusing teacher of harassment

Nusrat Jahan Rafi was doused with kerosene and burned at her school, dying 10 days later of her injuriesA teenage Bangladeshi girl who reported being sexually harassed has died after being set on fire at school. Police and school authorities had ignored her complaints.The murder of 19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi, who was doused with kerosene and set on fire at her school in Feni on 6 April, followed her allegations of sexual harassment against her headteacher two weeks before. Nusrat suffered 80%...
Tags: World news, South and Central Asia, Global development, Bangladesh, Sexual Harassment, Feni, Sexual Violence, Women's rights and gender equality, Nusrat, Nusrat Jahan Rafi


Teenage girls most at risk amid rising sexual violence in El Salvador – report

Study reveals 31% increase in sexual attacks since 2017, with many related to gang cultureRates of sexual violence in El Salvador rose by a third last year, with the majority of cases involving teenage girls.More than 60% of the 4,304 cases of sexual violence recorded in 2018 involved 12- to 17-year-olds, according to a report published this week by the Organisation of Salvadoran Women for Peace (Ormusa). Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, World news, Global development, El Salvador, Sexual Violence, Women's rights and gender equality


Calls for driving lessons to be filmed as sexual harassment reports rise

More than 200 learner drivers accused instructors of inappropriate conduct last yearCalls have been made for driving lessons to be recorded after it was revealed that more than 200 learner drivers accused their instructors of sexually inappropriate behaviour last year.The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) received 246 allegations of indecency, sexually inappropriate behaviour or harassment from April 2018 to March this year, a threefold increase on the 75 complaints made in 2015-16. Con...
Tags: Crime, UK News, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence


Upskirting law comes into force in England and Wales as cases rise

Police say 94 incidents reported last year for offence now punishable with jail termUpskirting has become a specific criminal offence in England and Wales, punishable by up to two years’ imprisonment.The scale of the problem has been laid bare by an investigation that reveals allegations reported by police have increased over the last four years, with a 70-year-old woman and schoolchildren as young as seven among the victims in 2018. Continue reading...
Tags: England, Crime, Law, Wales, Women, Society, UK News, World news, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Rape and sexual assault


Revealed: women making clothes for west face sexual abuse

Study finds workers in Vietnamese factories have been harassed, groped and even rapedFemale factory workers producing clothing and shoes in Vietnam – many probably for major US and European brands – face systemic sexual harassment and violence at work, the Observer can reveal.Nearly half (43.1%) of 763 women interviewed in factories in three Vietnamese provinces said they had suffered at least one form of violence and/or harassment in the previous year, according to a study by the Fair Wear Foun...
Tags: Human Rights, US, World news, Fashion industry, Global development, Vietnam, Inequality, Sexual Violence, Fair Wear Foundation, Women's rights and gender equality


UK armed forces to get training on preventing sexual abuse in conflict

Protecting civilians is ‘as much a military task as defeating the enemy’, says defence secretaryGavin Williamson has announced a new Centre for Excellence for Human Security so the armed forces are better prepared to prevent and respond to sexual violence in conflict.The scheme will deliver training on peace and security, women, children and armed conflict, human trafficking, protection of civilians, sexual exploitation and abuse and cultural property protection. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Military, British Army, Human Trafficking, Williamson, Sexual Violence, Gavin Williamson, Centre for Excellence for Human Security


Knowing how to behave in the #MeToo era

In the #MeToo era, many men feel they're walking on eggshells and can't say anything anymore.Companies must refocus their policies away from 1,000 page "don't do this" manuals and address the gray areas that are most confusing, like: Can you give a colleague a compliment?Workplace harassment training should focus on the principle that sexual harassment is about impact of your words or actions; it's not about your intention. The Time Has Come: Why Men Must J...
Tags: Work, Sex, Relationships, Women, Trust, Innovation, Men, Gender Equality, Sexual Violence


Cherie Blair claims 'most African women's first sexual experience is rape'

Campaigner accused of reinforcing stereotypes and usurping African voicesCherie Blair has been criticised for “usurping” the voice of African women and reinforcing stereotypes by telling school children during a talk that “most African ladies’ first sexual experience is rape”.The barrister and women’s rights campaigner was giving a talk about women and leadership at the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in London, with around 100 people in attendance when she made the comment. Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, London, Africa, UK News, World news, Global development, Cherie Blair, Blair, Sexual Violence, Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School


Child marriage in Niger is a cultural issue, not an Islamic one

A visit to the world’s fifth poorest country has shown me that battling early and forced marriage begins with communitiesIslam, for me, is a way of life and the core of my world. As a Muslim woman I have always been encouraged to be who I want to be.I get frustrated when people say: “Why do you wear a hijab? Isn’t that a sign of women’s oppression?” I choose to wear a hijab; I choose to be an educated and liberated woman and I choose to follow Islam. Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, Africa, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Global development, Niger, Child marriage, Islam Continue, Sexual Violence, Women's rights and gender equality


REDress exhibit highlights epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women

Haunting outdoor art installation by Canadian artist Jaime Black is on display at Washington DC museumThirty-five red dresses hung on winter-bare trees that lined the Riverwalk along the National Museum of the American Indian. A woman pushing a stroller stopped to watch the garments twist in the wind, staring at the smallest dress in the collection, which would fit a little girl.The REDress Project is a haunting outdoor art installation in Washington DC by Canadian artist Jaime Black meant to re...
Tags: Women, World news, Domestic Violence, Washington Dc, Indigenous Peoples, Sexual Harassment, National Museum, Jaime Black, Sexual Violence


Think Sexual Harassment Doesn’t Apply To You? Think Again.

It’s about time we lifted the silence and collectively found the courage to draw the line on sexual harassment. I can no longer be silent. Over the last several weeks we’ve been transfixed as one after another story of sexual misconduct, harassment, and abuse has unfolded. I’ve tried alternately to put myself in the position ...
Tags: Leadership, Innovation, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence


Celibacy and sexual abuse in the Catholic church – there is no link | Letters

The desire to have sex with children is not born of sexual frustration, says Dr Marcella McCarthy. The problem is one of institutional self-protection, says Colin Armstrong. There is one simple practical step the Vatican could take, says Stephen BarberJane Harding (Letters, 21 February) may well be right in thinking that the principle of clerical celibacy should be re-examined. However, she makes a serious mistake in saying that were this done “some abuse might be avoided”. Let us clearly see ab...
Tags: Crime, Religion, UK News, World news, Bbc, Catholicism, Pope Francis, Italy, Christianity, Global development, Vatican, The papacy, Sexual Violence, Marcella McCarthy, Colin Armstrong There, Stephen BarberJane Harding


'Normalised but not normal': Nigerian women call out gropers and catcallers

Sexual harassment has long been rife in Nigeria’s bustling markets. Now women are mobilising in protestChiezugo Obii-Okpala knows that when she visits Yaba market in Lagos she’s going to be harassed. Whether she’s shopping for clothes or hurrying past the stalls that line the road to get on a bus, she will not be left alone.“You’re dragged, called all sorts of names, harassed – and when you don’t give into that, you’re followed around,” says the 24-year-old pharmacist. Continue reading...
Tags: Nigeria, Africa, World news, Global development, Sexual Harassment, Lagos, Yaba, Sexual Violence, Obii Okpala


Voices in action: the Hollywood actors taking a stand against abuse

What if Harvey Weinstein’s many accusers had known they were not alone? A new, anonymous platform lets victims report abuse – and get their stories heardOn 9 January 2018 the American actors Jessica Barth and Caitlin Dulany met at Verlaine, a hip coffee bar on Beverly Boulevard, in West Hollywood. They weren’t alone. Nine other women had also arrived, all of whom had recently accused the film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. The meeting had been arranged as part of an hour-long BB...
Tags: Hollywood, Film, Society, Culture, Sexuality, Harvey Weinstein, Sexual Harassment, West Hollywood, Verlaine, Weinstein, BBC Panorama, Barth, Beverly Boulevard, Dulany, Sexual Violence, Jessica Barth


Arrests made in Sicily over suspected sex trafficking of girls from Nigeria

Authorities believe trafficking ring lured young women to Italy to force them into prostitutionSicilian authorities have made a series of arrests after a suspected sex trafficking ring was believed to have forced at least 15 Nigerian girls into prostitution in Italy.Among those arrested were two Nigerian women, Rita Ihama, 38, and Monica Onaigfohe, aged 20, who police believe organised the trafficking of the women from Libya to Italy. An Italian national, Giovanni Buscemi, was also arrested on s...
Tags: Europe, Nigeria, Africa, World news, Italy, Global development, Libya, Sicily, Sexual Violence, Italy Among, Rita Ihama, Monica Onaigfohe, Giovanni Buscemi


Aya Nakamura: afropop's reluctant face of empowerment

Her songs have been hailed as anthems against sexual violence, but the French star insists she has more personal goals in sightWith its sweet melody over a beat made for couples’ dancing, Aya Nakamura’s track Djadja sounds, to anglophone ears, like a love song. With the video fast approaching 300m views on YouTube, this catchy afropop song made Nakamura’s the queen of the French urban music scene last year. But while the 23-year-old’s voice playfully switches between singing and soft rap, the bi...
Tags: Music, France, Africa, Race, Women, Life and style, World news, Rap, Culture, Pop and rock, World Music, Global development, Mali, R&B, Nakamura, Sexual Violence


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



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