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Angeline Binick

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I.          GLOBAL NEWS

II.         SEXUAL HARASSMENT
III.        POLICY / LEGISLATION

IV.        SEX TRAFFICKING

V.         CAMPUS

VI.        CHILD MARRIAGE
VII.       CLERGY ABUSE
VIII.      SEXUAL ABUSE BY PROFESSIONALS

IX.         ARTS & CULTURE

X.          CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE IMAGES

XI.         COMMENTARY

 

 

 

 

 

 

GLOBAL NEWS


Beheaded, groped, beaten: violence against women in Asia is reaching alarming levels
https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/people/article/3157558/beheaded-groped-beaten-violence-against-women-asia-reaching



Turkish police break up 'violence against women' protest
https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/turkish-police-break-up-violence-against-women-protest-2021-11-25/



WTA remains “concerned’ about Peng’s ability to speak freely
https://apnews.com/article/sports-tennis-2020-tokyo-olympics-sexual-abuse-censorship-e639ad6e6431a1b9a9c4ec4bbe22e22a



Bail hearing pushed back for Canadian designer Peter Nygard, who faces sex charges
https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/bail-hearing-pushed-back-canadian-designer-peter-nygard-who-faces-sex-charges-2021-11-26/



Canada: Quebec legislators vote unanimously to create special court for victims of domestic, sexual violence
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/specialized-court-victims-domestic-sexual-violence-1.6262414



Israel: video brings domestic violence victims back to life to warn others
https://news.trust.org/item/20211125151402-n627g/



Palestine: Femicide highlights need for domestic violence law
https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2021/11/29/palestinefemicide



Australia: Historic summit to tackle violence against First Nations women
https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/historic-summit-to-tackle-violence-against-first-nations-women/13649744



Australia: Queensland women's taskforce to consider whether further changes to consent laws are needed
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-29/qld-womens-taskforce-to-consider-further-consent-laws-changes/100651370



Australia: Victim of sexual abuse by 'cult' leader James Gino Salerno tells Adelaide court of trauma
(Trigger warning)
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-26/court-hears-from-victim-of-james-gino-salerno/100652898



Victims of sexual violence let down by UK asylum system, report says
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/nov/29/victims-of-sexual-violence-let-down-by-uk-asylum-system-report-says



Lifting obstacles: France helps women report abuse to police
https://apnews.com/article/europe-france-violence-paris-1d7cdab29f0cc09c36e98e2fa55e56ab



In Haiti, rise of gangs leads to another horror: gang rape
(Trigger warning)
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211129-in-haiti-rise-of-gangs-leads-to-another-horror-gang-rape



French ex-minister Nicolas Hulot accused of rape and sexual assault
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/26/french-ex-minister-nicolas-hulot-accused-of-and-sexual-assault



UN Women Demands Sanctioning Gender-based Violence in Honduras
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/UN-Women-Demands-Sanctioning-Gender-based-Violence-in-Honduras-20211128-0006.html






SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

Canada: Women hope proposed Sask. legislation will help combat sexual harassment
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/women-sask-labour-law-sexual-harassment-1.6265465


 




POLICY / LEGISLATION

 

'This is a game:' child sex abuse survivors claim Pa. lawmakers aren't doing their job on bill meant to expose predators
https://www.fox43.com/article/news/local/child-sex-abuse-victims-lawmakers-pennsylvania-politics/521-37cebe33-c040-4e07-8b1e-c979de72237f


 




SEX TRAFFICKING


Who is Ghislaine Maxwell? Socialite and ex-girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein goes on trial
https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/29/us/ghislaine-maxwell-epstein-profile-intl/index.html



Opening statements are set to begin in the sex trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell
https://www.npr.org/2021/11/29/1058854498/ghislaine-maxwell-trial-opening-arguments



Report: Most states, including Iowa, treat young people ensnared by sex trafficking as criminals rather than victims
https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2021/11/28/child-sex-trafficking-report-cards-shared-hope-international-states-fail-to-protect-children-iowa/8410329002/


 




CAMPUS

 

Canada: Former University of Alberta student sues professor, university alleging sexual assaults
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/former-university-of-alberta-student-sues-professor-university-alleging-sexual-assaults-1.6264242


 




CHILD MARRIAGE


Iraq: Court hearing resumes on marriage of 12-year-old girl
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/11/28/iraq-court-hearing-resumed-for-the-marriage-of-12-year-old-girl



India: Child marriages in Rajasthan fall by 10% in last five years, according to survey
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/child-marriages-in-rajasthan-fall-by-10-in-last-five-years-survey/articleshow/87941576.cms


 




CLERGY ABUSE


Catholic nuns lift veil on abuse in convents
https://news.trust.org/item/20211129101446-e5spf/



Phil Saviano, Catholic sex abuse whistleblower and Spotlight source, dies at 69
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/28/phil-saviano-catholic-sex-abuse-whistleblower-spotlight-source-dies



Australia: Catholic Church pays out record amount over child sexual abuse
(Video)
https://www.abc.net.au/7.30/catholic-church-pays-out-record-amount-over-child/13649026



Australia: Robert Friscic was offered a $3.7m settlement by the Catholic Church over historical sexual abuse. Lawyers say his case has set a precedent
(Trigger warning)
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-25/robert-friscic-bongiorno-catholic-church-settlement-sexual-abuse/100645008

 

 




SEXUAL ABUSE BY PROFESSIONALS


Michigan: Bo Schembechler statue on U-M campus defaced with red paint
https://apnews.com/article/college-football-sports-football-vandalism-education-77242949cf4f62bf02de45b27bf30838



Australia: Tasmania pays out record $1.4 million to survivor of child abuse from teacher Anthony LeClerc
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-27/tasmania-pays-out-record-1-4-million-to-child-abuse-survivor/100656032


 




ARTS & CULTURE

 

Virginia: Professor who wrote about adults attracted to minors resigns
https://apnews.com/article/media-crime-education-virginia-norfolk-2adff01de54205e6513d5071f29e772a


 




CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE IMAGES

 

Interpol adopts resolution to fight online child abuse
https://apnews.com/article/technology-middle-east-crime-child-abuse-sexual-abuse-b028a0cf1b936e865270847d83011da2


 




COMMENTARY


Kyle Beach's openness about his sexual assault empowers male survivors like me
(Trigger warning)
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/first-person-kyle-beach-male-sexual-assault-survivors-1.6264326



Blame-Shifting Gives a Pass to Abusers—and It’s a Dominant Feature of U.S. Culture and Law
(Trigger warning)
https://msmagazine.com/2021/11/28/victim-blame-workplace-sexual-harassment-assault/



How has the #MeToo movement reshaped Australia?
(Audio)
https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/how-has-the-metoo-movement-reshaped-australia/13653276






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