The UN’s recognition of June 19 as the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict is a hollow gesture. It’s as empty and meaningless as a beauty queen wishing for world peace.
A first step would be demanding the prosecution of peacekeeping forces who target women and children for sex and actively negate their mission in already unstable regions.
#Unbroken is a movement aimed at increasing awareness of the sexual violence experienced by women in conflict and breaking the cycle of stigma and shame attached to victimhood. Please read these brave women’s stories.
Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, has adopted a law allowing the forcible chemical castration of pedophiles.
Along with forced chemical castration, the new law also envisions up to 15 years in prison for raping minors and up to five years in prison for lurid acts involving minors.
Forced chemical castration of pedophiles is legal in many countries, including Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Kazakhstan, Norway, Sweden, and the United States.
One of the nation’s top forensic physicians has told The New Daily that doctors in hospitals are refusing to get involved with sexual assault cases because they don’t want to get dragged into the justice system.
But the bigger issue is the disconnect between being legally qualified to gather forensic evidence and being fully capable of doing an adequate job.
The Attorney-General is referring the mistake of fact defence in rape cases to the Queensland Law Reform Commission for advice on how to change it.
The 110-year-old legal defence allows an accused rapist to argue they had a mistaken but honest and reasonable belief that sex was consensual.
It has been used by defendants including repeat violent offenders and those who argued that a woman’s behaviour, including previous flirting or visiting a man’s home, could be taken as consent.
The Government had been reviewing the use of the contentious defence since last May, when the ABC revealed the case of “Jayne”, a woman who nearly bled to death after a sexual encounter on the Gold Coast.
One of the British establishment’s richest and most powerful figures has been granted wide-ranging secrecy orders preventing The Times from revealing him as the man who faced accusations of serious sexual harassment and assault in an employment case.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Amsterdam’s first female mayor launched plans on Wednesday to overhaul the city’s red-light district and its window displays, in a bid to protect sex workers from gawking tourists.
In what would be the most radical revamp of the sex trade there since the Dutch legalized prostitution nearly two decades ago, Femke Halsema suggested stopping the practice of sex workers standing on display in window-fronted rooms entirely.
She said changes were needed because of social shifts including the rise of human trafficking and an increase in the number of tourists visiting the district and using their phones to take and post pictures of the women.
Claim that victims could return to Africa ‘wealthy and held in high regard’ sparked outrage