The alleged rape of Jada, a 16-year-old girl from Houston, TX, has become an internet meme. Photos of the girl, splayed on the floor, pantsless and unconscious, circulated on the internet following a night at a friend's house party, where Jada says she was drugged.

Some Twitter users were quick to mock her, posting pictures of themselves mimicking the way Jada was passed out on the floor using #JadaPose.

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The ACLU and four other immigrants rights groups issued a complaint, Tuesday, detailing reports of what they call systemic abuse against unaccompanied immigrant children by Customs and Border Protection Officials and called on the Department of Homeland Security to put a stop to it.

To read full article, visit this Daily Beast link.

The epidemic of sexual violence on college campuses is both rampant and vexingly difficult to tame. A new congressional study out this month found that more than 40 percent of colleges have not conducted a single sexual violence investigation in the past five years.

Monday, hundreds of college administrators from around the nation are gathering at Dartmouth College for a summit on how to get a handle on this problem.

To read full article, visit this WBUR Radio Boston link.

New Delhi, India (CNN) -- When a 14-year-old girl was pulled from her home, dragged to a nearby forest and raped, police revealed the assault was ordered by the head of her village in India.

The horrific case, which took place last week, has once again shed light on local councils, called panchayats, which wield significant power in rural villages throughout India and can dole out punishment with impunity.

To read full article, visit this CNN link.

Dozens of colleges around the country are not investigating sexual assault cases on campus, and a significant number are giving oversight of incidents involving athletes to school athletic departments, according to a major survey released Wednesday.

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), the chair of the Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight, commissioned the report, which is the first of its kind. The survey was distributed to 350 colleges and universities, and the subcommittee received 236 responses from a variety of schools across the country.

A bipartisan group of senators grilled the head of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Wednesday after a survey revealed many colleges allow their athletic departments to oversee sexual assault cases involving student athletes.

Barbara Blaine, outreach director of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests or SNAP disagrees.  Even though SNAP, now 25 years old, is the most widely recognized global support group for clerical victims with more than 18,000 members, no one from their leadership was invited to meet with Francis.

Pope Francis met for the first time Monday with people sexually abused by priests, saying Mass with six survivors and then meeting privately with each for half an hour.

In the Mass, Francis spoke of the particular pain suffered by people abused by clergy: How the abuse can lead people into difficulty with relationships and sometimes addiction and even suicide. Priests who abuse children are like members “of a sacrilegious cult,” he said.

A group of South Korean former “comfort women”, who worked in state-controlled brothels for the US military after the 1950-53 Korean War, has reportedly filed a suit demanding compensation from the authorities for forced prostitution.

It’s the first time that such legal action has been taken regarding the brothels, or “special areas” that were sanctioned by the South Korean government, The Asahi Shimbun media outlet reported.

The women are seeking 10 million won ($9,850) for being made to serve as “US military comfort women” after the Korean War ended in 1953.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is hoping to cast off its reputation as a state blighted by sexual violence by investing in education, prosecuting the soldiers responsible for the rape epidemic of recent years, and highlighting the country's economic development, its prime minister has said.

To read full article, visit this Guardian link.


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