After a Hasidic man exposed child abuse in his tight-knit Brooklyn community, he found himself the target of a criminal investigation.

To read full article, visit this New Yorker link.

In a rare, detailed look at sexual assault and harassment on a university campus, M.I.T. revealed Monday that among undergraduates who replied to a survey, at least 17 percent of women and 5 percent of men said they had been sexually assaulted.

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

The European Parliament has awarded its highest human rights accolade, the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, to Dr. Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynecological surgeon who has treated thousands of women and risked his life in a campaign to end the use of mass rape as a weapon of war.

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

An actor who recorded 10 hours of catcalls and remarks from passersby in New York City has received rape threats in response to a video detailing the harassment, the advocacy group that commissioned the video said on Tuesday.

To read full article, visit this Guardian link.

LONDON, Oct 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Latin American cities have the most dangerous transport systems for women with about six in every 10 women physically harassed, while New York City is safest, according to a Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of some of the world's largest cities.

The poll of 15 of the world's largest capitals and New York, the most populous U.S. city, found Bogota in Colombia ranked as having the most unsafe public transport, with women scared to travel after dark, followed by Mexico City, Lima, then Delhi.

The first-ever Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Summit involves participants from Memphis, Detroit and leaders from national organizations, including the National Center for Victims of Crime and the non-profit Joyful Heart Foundation.

To read full article, visit this Plain Dealer link.

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee urging passage of a bill targeting sex trafficking on the Internet.

Ferguson and co-sponsor, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, sent the letter Monday. It also was signed by 53 state and territorial attorneys general.

To read full article, visit this Seattle Times link.

The number of federal investigations into how colleges handle sexual violence reports has jumped 50 percent in the past six months, reflecting a surge of recent discrimination claims and the difficulty of resolving high-profile cases that often drag on for years.

To read full article, visit this Washington Post link.

NOTE: This commentary piece contains disturbing content that may be triggering for some readers.

Gamergate is ostensibly about journalistic ethics. Supporters say they want to address conflicts of interest between the people that make games and the people that support them. In reality, Gamergate is a group of gamers that are willing to destroy the women who have invaded their clubhouse.

The Nigerian government says militant group Boko Haram has agreed to a cease-fire and the release of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by the militants in April from the town of Chibok.

To read full article, visit this Voice of America link.


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