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Angeline Binick

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I.          GLOBAL NEWS

II.         REGIONAL NEWS
III.        SEXUAL HARASSMENT

IV.        POLICY / LEGISLATION

V.         LAW ENFORCEMENT

VI.        FORENSIC EVIDENCE

VII.       SEX TRAFFICKING

VIII.      FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

IX.        CHILD MARRIAGE

X.         CLERGY ABUSE
XI.        SEXUAL ABUSE BY PROFESSIONALS

XII.       CASE STORIES
XIII.      COMMENTARY

 

 

 

 

 

 

GLOBAL NEWS


French police face disciplinary hearings amid high numbers of femicide
https://www.france24.com/en/france/20220103-french-police-face-disciplinary-hearings-amid-high-numbers-of-femicide



New Year’s Day killings spark call for action to tackle violence against women in France
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/03/new-years-day-killings-spark-call-for-action-to-tackle-violence-against-women-in-france



Nepal: Over 9,000 crimes against women in five months
https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/over-9000-crimes-against-women-in-five-months



India: Women groups reach out to Parliamentary panel about marriage bill
https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/marriage-bill-women-groups-reach-out-to-parliamentary-panel-101641148464821.html



Bangladesh: Over 3,700 incidents of violence against women reported in 2021
https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2022/01/03/over-3700-incidents-of-violence-against-women-reported-in-2021



Canada: New scholarship honoring sexual assault victim aimed at eradicating violence
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/violence-research-education-scholarship-sexual-assault-snelgrove-jane-doe-1.6274508


 




REGIONAL NEWS


New home will help young sex trafficking survivors in the Lehigh Valley
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2022/01/new-home-will-help-the-young-sex-trafficking-survivors-in-the-lehigh-valley.html



Man arrested after exposing himself to woman in Lancaster
https://local21news.com/news/local/man-arrested-after-exposing-himself-to-woman-in-lancaster



York man accused of sexually assaulting woman as she slept
(Trigger warning)
https://www.fox43.com/article/news/crime/york-man-accused-of-sexually-assaulting-woman-as-she-slept/521-98f35650-060e-46f1-8398-78f1c9c90bd1


 




SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

Critics in Egypt say Citroën ad promotes sexual harassment
https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/critics-citron-ad-promotes-sexual-harassment-82029701


 




POLICY / LEGISLATION

 

Lawmakers in both parties to launch new push on Violence Against Women Act
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/587204-lawmakers-in-both-parties-to-launch-new-push-on-violence-against-women-act



Tax breaks, physician abuse training among new Georgia laws
https://apnews.com/article/business-health-education-georgia-personal-taxes-6866b9ef02b79f790ebc6b947b5ca637


 




LAW ENFORCEMENT

 

US Marshals arrested over 10,500 sex offenders, 6,100 murder suspects in 2021
https://local21news.com/news/nation-world/us-marshals-arrested-over-10500-sex-offenders-6100-murder-suspects-in-2021-crime-alertnest-usa-news


 




FORENSIC EVIDENCE

 

Idaho State Police: Backlog of rape test kits cleared
https://apnews.com/article/legislature-idaho-sexual-assault-a3ffa9a972a2b04e5555eeb2925f93e7


 




SEX TRAFFICKING


Ghislaine Maxwell found guilty of helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse girls
https://www.npr.org/2021/12/29/1066219689/ghislaine-maxwell-verdict-trial-jeffrey-epstein



‘Relieved and grateful’: Victims and others react to Maxwell guilty verdict
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/dec/30/ghislaine-maxwell-guilty-verdict-reactions



Court to unseal deal between Jeffrey Epstein and Virginia Giuffre
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jan/02/court-to-unseal-deal-between-jeffrey-epstein-and-virginia-giuffre



Maxwell conviction increases scrutiny of other women who worked for Epstein
(Trigger warning)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/dec/31/ghislaine-maxwell-convinction-increases-scrutiny-epstein-employees



Five missing teenage girls found, 30 sex offenders arrested in monthslong New Orleans operation
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/five-missing-teenage-girls-found-30-sex-offenders-arrested-monthslong-rcna10679


 




FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

 

Kenya: Chiefs' jobs on the line if girls undergo FGM in their jurisdiction
https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2021-12-31-chiefs-jobs-on-the-line-if-girls-undergo-fgm-in-their-jurisdiction/


 




CHILD MARRIAGE

 

Child grooms are often overlooked in the fight to stop child marriage
https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2022/01/02/1066099271/child-grooms-are-often-overlooked-in-the-fight-to-stop-child-marriage


 




CLERGY ABUSE


Indiana priest reaches plea deal in sexual abuse cases
https://apnews.com/article/indiana-columbia-city-religion-sexual-abuse-sexual-abuse-by-clergy-39d730b433acdc11338a36b147d2c938



Retired Virginia priest charged with child sex abuse

https://apnews.com/article/religion-education-virginia-sexual-abuse-by-clergy-sexual-abuse-ad5ea7131bee052028127cd1c6fded44



Vatican laicizes Ohio priest convicted of sexually exploiting children
https://www.ncronline.org/news/accountability/vatican-laicizes-ohio-priest-convicted-sexually-exploiting-children


 

 




SEXUAL ABUSE BY PROFESSIONALS


Gabon’s former Under-17 football coach facing sexual abuse charges
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/jan/02/gabons-former-under-17-football-coach-facing-sexual-abuse-charges



Police and Cricket Australia investigate sexual assault allegations from 1980s
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jan/03/police-and-cricket-australia-investigate-sexual-assault-allegations-from-1980s


 




CASE STORIES


Judge: Prince Andrew can’t halt sexual assault suit with claim that victim doesn’t live in US
https://www.fox5vegas.com/news/us_world_news/judge-prince-andrew-can-t-halt-sexual-assault-suit-with-claim-that-victim-doesn-t/image_907ad887-8ddf-5d0d-93b5-50b6ff72929c.html



Singer Lisa Gentile is fourth woman to accuse Chris Noth of sexual assault
(Trigger warning)
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/dec/23/chris-noth-lisa-gentile-sexual-assault



Young Women Remember Chris Noth, Accused of Sexual Assault, As a ‘Sleazy’ Figure Around New York
(Trigger warning)
https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-news/chris-noth-sleazy-reputation-grope-new-york-city-1277211/



Oklahoma: Student sexual misconduct probe finds school at fault; OKC principal resigns
https://www.oklahoman.com/story/news/2021/12/31/okc-principal-resigns-school-failed-student-sex-assault-claims/9062885002/


 




COMMENTARY


Why the sex-trafficking crimes of Ghislaine Maxwell is a wake-up call for the US
https://news.yahoo.com/why-sex-trafficking-crimes-ghislaine-103042145.html



After her conviction, let’s call Ghislaine Maxwell what she is – a sex trafficker, not a socialite
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jan/02/lets-call-ghislaine-maxwell-what-she-is-a-heartless-sex-offender-not-a-fallen-socialite



The spotlight must now turn to the rich men Ghislaine Maxwell trafficked girls for
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/dec/30/ghislaine-maxwell-has-been-convicted-now-the-spotlight-must-turn-to-her-friends



Australia has been forced to face the truth about the gender-based violence behind its ‘safe and happy’ facade
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/dec/23/australia-has-been-forced-to-face-the-truth-about-the-gender-based-violence-behind-its-safe-and-happy-facade



Victims turned activists: Iraqi women battle abuse
(Trigger warning)
https://www.rfi.fr/en/victims-turned-activists-iraqi-women-battle-abuse



Once Tossed and Abused, Human Trafficking Survivor Finds Solace
(Trigger warning)
http://www.ipsnews.net/2022/01/tossed-abused-human-trafficking-survivor-finds-solace/





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