Federal investigators are looking into allegations of discrimination, retaliation and a sexually hostile work environment in the Grand Canyon’s river corridor.

A group of 13 former and current Grand Canyon employees sent a letter to the Interior Department in September, alleging at least 15 years of abuses and prompting an investigation by the agency’s office of inspector general.

In May, the Department of Education named 55 colleges and universities facing sexual violence investigations. The unprecedented list – which includes some of America's most prestigious colleges and has since climbed to 86 institutions – circulated widely and proved to be a powerful tool for raising awareness about college sexual assault.

But the list was missing something: the K-12 school districts that also face federal inquiry for how they handle sexual violence.

Pope Francis has created a new Vatican commission to hear appeals of priests and bishops accused of what the church considers grave crimes, such as sexual abuse of minors, wrongful use of the sacrament of penance, and ordination of women.

To read full article, visit this National Catholic Reporter link.

Robert R. Jennings, the president of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, suggested in a speech to female students this fall that several women on campus had made false rape charges the previous semester and that they were responsible for putting themselves in those situations.

To read full article, visit this Huffington Post link.

NEW DELHI: The Nirbhaya gangrape case of December 16, 2012 saw a city rise in a first of its kind outpouring on the streets of Delhi to uphold every woman's right to safety and dignity.

Invoking that spirited rise of civil society against violence, the four day MenEngage Global Symposium began in the Capital on Monday. The focus of the varied sessions planned for the next three days speakers will dwell on gender and ways to bridge the gaps to build an equal world for both men and women.

A new generation of young men are eager to play a role in stopping sexual assault. Here are some of the efforts on college campuses to reach out to men.


To read full article, visit this Christian Science Monitor link.

A women’s rights group is demanding that the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Civil Rights investigate allegations of sexual abuse at a Texas immigrant detention center that houses families.

In a press statement issued Friday, UltraViolet pointed to multiple allegations of abuse contained in an open letter published by the Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund earlier this month against Karnes County Residential Center.

NEW HAVEN — A sexual harassment case that has been unfolding without public notice for nearly five years within the Yale School of Medicine has roiled the institution and led to new allegations that the university is insensitive to instances of harassment against women.

To read full article, visit this New York Times link.


The number of calls to the Saskatoon Sexual Assault Centre has increased since news of allegations against Jian Ghomeshi broke last week.

Ghomeshi was fired by the CBC after it said "graphic evidence" emerged that he had caused "physical injury" to a woman.

As many as nine women have alleged in media reports that Ghomeshi abused them physically and/or sexually.

To read full article, visit this CBC News link.

TORONTO (AP) — Police have begun an investigation of a prominent former Canadian Broadcast Corp. radio host on sexual assault charges after three women filed complaints against him.

To read full article, visit this Huffington Post link.


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