Sexual abuse

26.12.2018

Women in Argentina Are Empowered as They Speak Out Against Gender Violence

Women in Argentina Are Empowered as They Speak Out Against Gender Violence

By Daniel Gutman BUENOS AIRES, Dec 22 2018 (IPS) – “In 2001 I was raped. I was 31 years old, had two university degrees and was still doing postgraduate studies, I had family, friends, a job. Many more resources than most rape victims have. Even so, it was the start… »

29.09.2018

Women’s Bodies Should Not Be a Battleground

Women’s Bodies Should Not Be a Battleground

The mounting allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, demand a thorough FBI investigation, not a rush to judgment. To date, three women have made serious allegations about abusive and potentially criminal behavior by Kavanaugh. The Washington Post broke the story about the… »

28.07.2016

‘We All Have to Do What We Can’ to Prevent Sexual Exploitation and Abuse – Jane Holl Lute

‘We All Have to Do What We Can’ to Prevent Sexual Exploitation and Abuse – Jane Holl Lute

Human Wrongs Watch UNITED NATIONS, 26 July 2016 – The United Nations has a “zero tolerance” policy towards sexual abuse by anyone working under the blue flag. The matter is one of such weight for the Organization that earlier this year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Jane Holl… »

02.07.2013

Occupy London in support of court case against undercover police sexual liaisons with activists

Occupy London in support of court case against undercover police sexual liaisons with activists

‘Police spies court case suggests sexual relations with activists were routine. Lawsuit for undercover police deception indicates several officers struck up intimate relations with those they spied on’: The Guardian Undercover police use of sexual relationships with UK female activists was part… »

26.03.2013

Turning the Tables: Can us men really understand sexual violence against women?

Turning the Tables: Can us men really understand sexual violence against women?

In the early 1980s, as a student in New Zealand with no income, I could not afford inter-city travel and so spent a lot of time hitch-hiking between my home-town of Tauranga and my university town Hamilton. Once I was picked up by a fairly muscular guy who quickly turned… »

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