The NFL on Tuesday will announce $10 million in funding over the next five years to a coalition of non-profit organizations working to prevent sexual violence.

The first phase of the NFL’s donation to Raliance, the coalition between the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, will go into effect on July 1, with the awarding of 27 grants worth $50,000 each to a variety of organizations across the country and one in Guam.

Teenage Australian Defence Force recruits were subjected to horrific sex acts and a pattern of intimidation that allegedly caused one to suicide, a royal commission has been told.

In his opening address to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, counsel assisting the commission Angus Stewart, SC, said navy recruits were subjected to "ritualised practices of bastardisation that were designed to break in and humiliate new entrants".

Jean-Pierre Bemba, the former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for rape and pillage committed by his troops, becoming the highest-level official to be sentenced at the international criminal court.

To read full article, visit this Guardian link.

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Even family haven't been able to see her. Nigeria's Bring Back Our Girls movement is demanding that the government provide news of the only Chibok schoolgirl among 219 kidnapped to escape the clutches of Boko Haram Islamic extremists.

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A Japanese porn industry association has apologised and promised reform, amid allegations women are being forced to perform sex acts on film.

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A federal report on sex trafficking in San Diego has revealed a vast underground industry worth more than $800m annually, eight times higher than previously estimated.

To read full article, visit this Guardian link.

On Monday, Joseph Fox, chief of transit for the New York Police Department, said that there have been 458 reported sex crimes in the subway so far this year, compared with 299 through the same period in 2015, according to the Wall Street Journal. That 53% increase includes unwanted touching, public lewdness, and the taking of unwanted or surreptitious video or photos. The numbers do not include rape; Fox said that the subway typically has one to two reported rapes annually.

A Tennessee jury found a former Vanderbilt University football player guilty on Saturday for the June 2013 rape of an unconscious female student in a case drawing national attention to sexual assaults on college campuses.

To read full article, visit this Reuters link.

About 65,000 people on Sunday held a protest in Okinawa, Japan, to pressure U.S. military bases to leave the country after a former Marine was arrested in connection with the rape and killing of a local woman.

To read full article, visit this Time link.

19 June 2016 – Marking the first International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that the era of impunity for sexual violence as a tool of war is over, citing a host of landmark rulings against political and military leaders.

To read full article, visit this UN News Centre link.


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