"There is a wider lack of understanding how there is an LGBTQ element to the sex trade, whether in person or through remote interactive web cams, or other remote interactive sex acts."

To read full article, visit this Thomson Reuters Foundation link.

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — A new journal devoted to the broad examination of sexual exploitation, violence and slavery has been launched by a prominent University of Rhode Island professor and researcher Donna M. Hughes.

To read full article, visit this Providence Journal link. To access Dignity journal, click here.

In the year since the last Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the public may have become more "aware" of the issue than ever before, due in part to several watershed moments that have sparked national dialogue.

To read full commentary piece, visit this USA Today link.

The Fox News Channel is under investigation by federal prosecutors to determine whether it broke securities law in making payments in the sexual harassment scandal that ultimately cost former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes his job, according to a lawyer currently suing the network.

To read full article, visit this NPR link.

Two Marines have been disciplined for posting derogatory comments on social media, marking the first time the Marine Corps has officially punished members for online misconduct following last month’s revelations that hundreds of service members shared illicit photos of their female counterparts on a Facebook group, Marine officials said Friday.

To read full article, visit this Washington Post link.

A Malaysian MP has drawn outrage for saying it can be OK for rapists to marry their victims and that some 12-year-old girls were "physically and spiritually" ready to get married.

Shabudin Yahaya from the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition said marriage could help victims "lead a better life".

To read full article, visit this BBC News link.

Europe is becoming the global hub for the hosting of child sexual abuse images and videos, suggests a report.

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) found that 60% of worldwide abuse material was now in Europe - an increase of 19%.

The Netherlands topped the list of European nations hosting the illegal content, said the IWF.

To read full article, visit this BBC News link.

“The Japanese government, after so many years, still refuses to admit and reflect upon the ‘comfort women’ issue. We should enhance international cooperation and demand the Japanese government to apologize and make compensations,” said Eriko Ikeda, chairwoman of Women’s Active Museum on War and Peace (WAM), Japan’s only museum focused on wartime sexual violence against women.

To read full article, visit this Manila Bulletin link.

The Commission has also been been accused of "unconscionable research" and "betraying" the 39,000 students who participated in the survey for not seeking full ethics approval and failing to make any enforceable recommendations on the findings.

To read full article, visit this Sydney Morning Herald link.

CHICAGO (AP) — A 15-year-old Chicago girl was apparently sexually assaulted by five or six men or boys on Facebook Live, and none of the roughly 40 people who watched the live video reported the attack to police, authorities said Tuesday.

To read full article, visit this Associated Press link.

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