U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Tuesday pledged to move Grand Canyon National Park and its staff past what she called a culture of sexual harassment.

Jewell met with park employees and later with the news media to discuss findings of a report by the Office of Inspector General released in January, showing the park’s river district employees demanded sex from female coworkers and punished those who refused.

Dozens of women and girls have reportedly been raped by South Sudanese government soldiers near a U.N. compound in the country's capital, Juba.

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Japan will provide $9.5 million to a fund compensating Korean "comfort women" of World War II, Seoul's Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday.

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For the third time in less than two years, a former student has filed a federal lawsuit alleging sexual abuse at the Indian Mountain School in Lakeville, Connecticut.

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More than half of the allegations of sexual harassment made to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 2015 have resulted in no charge. The statistics, which span the past six years, show a consistent pattern in which claimants are unsuccessful.

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BOGOTA, July 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombia's government and FARC rebels have pledged to improve access to land for women and ensure perpetrators of sexual violence, including rape, will not be eligible for amnesty as part of ongoing peace talks to end five decades of civil war.

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Roger Ailes on Thursday resigned as chairman and chief executive of Fox News Channel following allegations of sexual harassment, an abrupt end to his 20-year rein over America's most lucrative and powerful cable news channel for conservatives.

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Administrators at Phillips Exeter Academy acknowledge that the New Hampshire prep school failed to respond adequately when a student was accused of sexual assault and was assigned an "act of penance" that included baking and delivering bread to the girl he allegedly assaulted.

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Bruce Castor was selected to run AG’s office while Kathleen Kane faces perjury trial and raises the ire of advocates for sex abuse victims.

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The Vatican’s former ambassador to the United States quashed an independent investigation in 2014 into sexual and possible criminal misconduct by Archbishop John C. Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis and ordered church officials to destroy a letter they wrote to him protesting the decision, according to a memo made public on Wednesday.

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