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I.          GLOBAL NEWS

II.         REGIONAL NEWS
III.       
SEXUAL HARASSMENT

IV.        POLICY / LEGISLATION

V.         FORENSIC EVIDENCE

VI.        SEX TRAFFICKING

VII.       MILITARY

VIII.      INCARCERATION

IX.        FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

X.         CHILD MARRIAGE

XI.        CLERGY ABUSE

XII.       SEXUAL ABUSE BY PROFESSIONALS

XIII.      CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE IMAGES
XIV.      CASE STORIES
XV.       COMMENTARY

 

 

 

 

 

 

GLOBAL NEWS

 

ECW Joins Call to Action on Protection from Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies

http://www.ipsnews.net/2021/12/ecw-joins-call-action-protection-gender-based-violence-emergencies-global-community-urged-orange-world-end-gender-based-violence-now/

 

 

Indonesian woman’s death after alleged rape and abortion fuels calls for tough laws against sexual violence, police reform

https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/health-environment/article/3158755/indonesian-womans-death-after-alleged-rape-and

 

 

UK: Rape ‘scorecards’ reveal CPS will miss prosecution targets

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/dec/09/rape-scorecards-reveal-cps-will-miss-prosecution-targets

 

 

Canada: Prince Edward Island MLAs hear from witnesses on drink spiking, sexual assaults

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-mla-comittee-drink-spiking-1.6278793

 

 

Canada: B.C. judge says 'higher range' of sentences needed for intimate-partner violence

(Trigger warning)

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/intimate-partner-violence-sentencing-1.6277153

 

 

Ghana: Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence Taken to Ho

https://allafrica.com/stories/202112090665.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGIONAL NEWS

 

Police looking for central Pa. man accused of raping 12-year-old girl

https://www.pennlive.com/crime/2021/12/police-looking-for-central-pa-man-accused-of-raping-12-year-old-girl.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

Women Scientists Described A Culture Of Sexual Misconduct At The Smithsonian’s Tropical Research Institute

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nishitajha/smithsonian-tropical-research-institute-metoo

 

 

California: Sonoma Academy rocked by sexual harassment and misconduct scandal

(Trigger warning)

https://www.latimes.com/california/newsletter/2021-12-07/sonoma-academy-sexual-harassment-misconduct-essential-california

 

 

Blizzard employee will detail studio’s ‘alcohol-soaked culture’ in press conference

https://www.theverge.com/2021/12/7/22822948/harvey-weinstein-lawyer-lisa-bloom-press-conference-activision-blizzard-harassment-victim

 

 

Blizzard victim says she was demoted after reporting sexual harassment

https://www.theverge.com/2021/12/8/22823991/activision-blizzard-sexual-harassment-victim-press-conference

 

 

Singapore: 1 in 2 women quit jobs after facing sexual harassment in the workplace, according to Aware study

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/1-2-women-quit-jobs-after-facing-sexual-harassment-workplace-1-4-changed-career-paths-aware-study-1765721

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICY / LEGISLATION

 

Senate Indian Affairs committee hearing on violence against Native American women

(Video)

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/watch-live-senate-indian-affairs-committee-hearing-on-violence-against-native-american-women

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORENSIC EVIDENCE

 

Texas: Austin Police caught up on rape-kit backlog, according to chief

https://www.kxan.com/news/crime/chief-austin-police-caught-up-on-rape-kit-backlog/

 

 

Thousands of rape kits on backlog, Texas DPS receives $2.8 million grant to reduce untested kits

https://www.ketk.com/news/crime-public-safety/thousands-of-rape-kits-on-backlog-texas-dps-receives-2-8-million-grant-to-reduce-untested-kits/

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEX TRAFFICKING

 

Ghislaine Maxwell sex-trafficking trial adjourned after attorney becomes ill

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/dec/09/ghislaine-maxwell-sex-trafficking-trial-adjourned

 

 

 

 

 

 

MILITARY

 

Bipartisan senators criticize defense bill, saying it does not go far enough to reform military justice for sexual assault survivors

https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/08/politics/ndaa-criticism-senate-sexual-assault-judicial-reform/index.html

 

 

As some hail bill to counter military sexual assault, others decry ‘missed opportunity’

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/as-some-hail-bill-to-counter-military-sexual-assault-others-decry-missed-opportunity

 

 

UK: Ministers are failing to protect women in the military from bullying and assault

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/dec/09/women-military-bullying-assault-sexual-armed-forces-courts

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCARCERATION

 

Texas’ largest county jail scrutinized after assault, review

https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-health-texas-houston-sexual-assault-0873d6d9073a539a23d362d1e9c71702

 

 

 

 

 

FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

 

Nigeria: Female Genital Mutilation Practice Still Prevalent in Oyo, Osun and Ekiti - UN Report

https://allafrica.com/stories/202112090359.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHILD MARRIAGE

 

How Young Nigerian Girls With Unwanted Pregnancies Are Forced Into Marrying Older Men, Women

https://allafrica.com/stories/202112090078.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLERGY ABUSE

 

Germany: Cologne bishop orders examination of contracts awarded for abuse reports

https://www.ncronline.org/news/accountability/cologne-bishop-orders-examination-contracts-awarded-abuse-reports

 

 

Australia: Anglican Church gets $10m for Byron Bay church-owned property sold in 'desperation'

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-09/byron-bay-country-churches-for-sale/100685618

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEXUAL ABUSE BY PROFESSIONALS

 

Canada: Military chaplain retires after report reveals abuse of students at his former school

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/military-chaplain-retires-fifth-estate-investigation-1.6277820

 

 

Canada: N.L. man suing youth detention center for alleged sexual abuse

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/youth-centre-abuse-allegations-1.6277622

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE IMAGES

 

Reality TV’s Josh Duggar convicted of child porn possession

https://apnews.com/article/josh-duggar-convicted-child-pornography-26436604345361733003627af33bda78

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASE STORIES

 

Danish golfer Olesen cleared of sexual assault on a flight

(Trigger warning)

https://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/32822530/danish-golfer-olesen-cleared-sexual-assault-flight

 

 

Harvey Weinstein Lawyer Faults D.A.’s Use of ‘Rape Trauma Syndrome’ Expert

https://variety.com/2021/film/news/harvey-weinstein-lawyer-rape-trauma-expert-1235128150/

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMENTARY

 

The Duggars' Dark Family Values

(Trigger warning)

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemcneal/josh-duggar-family-allegations-timeline

 

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