Native American women are two and a half times more likely than their peers to experience sexual assault. Often the perpetrators aren't Native Americans, and because of a legal loophole, perpetrators have been able to get away with it. Now a new federal law gives tribal courts the ability to bring those perpetrators to justice. Stephen Fee updates this report that first aired in November 2014.

MALMO, Sweden — Around 700 refugee children are arriving every week without their parents in Sweden, many injured in accidents and some bearing the physical and psychological scars of beatings or rape by their smugglers.

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(Reuters Health) - Women who are sexually assaulted at large events like festivals and holiday gatherings are often young, intoxicated and unfamiliar with their attacker, according to a small Canadian study.

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The city of San Francisco recently released a human trafficking report in an effort to prevent these crimes and further help any victims identified. According to the report, there were 291 victims of sex trafficking in the city during the last six months of 2014.

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Men who buy sex are more prone to sexual coercion and are more likely to report a history of sexual violence, according to a new study.

The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Thursday banned a documentary on a gynaecologist helping women raped during armed conflict, saying it contained "unfounded accusations" against the army.

The film The Man Who Mends Women, which was released in Belgium in April, portrays Denis Mukwege, who won the 2014 Sakharov human rights award for treating thousands of rape victims.

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A former New Hampshire prep school senior was found not guilty of raping a 15-year-old freshman days before graduation during an unofficial tradition at the elite school known as a “senior salute”.

Right now, Callisto is only being used by two colleges in its pilot programs: the University of San Francisco and Pomona College. But the developers hope it will expand to more universities, and even address workplace sexual harassment or sexual assault in the military.

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BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombian women's rights groups urged the government to step up investigations of sexual violence committed by state security forces during a half century of war and ensure such crimes are addressed in any peace accord.

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Activists have organized numerous events this week to mark the 500 days of the disappearance of the more than 200 girls. They included Muslim and Christian prayer services, a tree planting ceremony and a march through Abuja.

The ordeal began when Boko Haram fighters stormed the Government Secondary School in the remote town of Chibok in Borno State on April 14, 2014.

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