According to a new report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the vast majority of all human trafficking victims – some 71 per cent – are women and girls and one third are children.

“Trafficking for sexual exploitation and for forced labour remain the most prominently detected forms, but victims are also being trafficked to be used as beggars, for forced or sham marriages, benefit fraud, or production of pornography,” said UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov today.

A new state audit of the evidence collected in Idaho’s sexual assault investigations shows that law enforcement officials didn’t submit nearly half of the rape kits to be tested.

To read full article, visit this Idaho State Journal link.

Ten suspended Minnesota football players will not face charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault near campus, prosecutors announced Friday after taking a second look at the case.

To read full article, visit this New York Daily News link.

Attorneys, police, and child welfare advocates say the age of consent law in Massachusetts is just one example of how outdated statutes and regulations sometimes enable educators in both public and private schools to exploit students with impunity.

As the ICRC launch their new report, People on War, which surveyed 17,000 people in 16 countries—some, like Afghanistan and South Sudan, that are experiencing conflict, as well as permanent members of the UN Security Council like the UK—I caught up with Durham in a small meeting room overlooking the roofs of Moorgate at the Red Cross office in London, to ask how such a definition came about, and how it can actually change things in the real, messy world of war.

A university investigation of Karnes’ sexual harassment complaint concluded that Hinton, who is 20 years older, had made an “unwanted sexual advance”, but it’s unclear if the professor faced any consequences. On the contrary, Karnes says that administrators retaliated against her for speaking up and pushed her out of Stanford.

To read full article, visit this Guardian link.

Nevada lawmakers authorized another $1.2 million this week to continue chipping away at a backlog of thousands of sexual assault evidence kits that went untested for years, sometimes decades.

To read full article, visit this Associated Press link.

When Stephen Port was convicted last week of the rape, drugging, and murder of four young men, police began to look again at dozens more cases involving date-rape drugs. But an investigation by BuzzFeed News into the hidden world of “chemsex” reveals, through unprecedented first person testimony, that this is just the beginning.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Progress is being made to test nearly 3,000 rape kits in Utah, even as a state legislator is pushing for a bill to make testing the kits mandatory.

To read full article, visit this Good 4 Utah link.

New sexual harassment accusations against former Fox News network chief Roger Ailes were revealed in a lawsuit filed against 21st Century Fox on Monday.

To read full article, visit this Reuters link.


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