Forced anal examinations on men and transgender women accused of consensual same-sex conduct have been reported in at least eight countries in the last five years, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. These examinations lack evidentiary value and are a form of cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment that may in some cases amount to torture.

To read full article, visit this Human Rights Watch link.

The Israeli military has appointed a controversial new chief rabbi who once appeared to suggest it was acceptable for soldiers to rape non-Jewish women during war time to improve morale.

To read full article, visit this Telegraph link.

The suspected gunman in the attack on Dallas law enforcement was accused of sexual harassment during his military deployment in Afghanistan, a military lawyer said.

To read full article, visit this ABC News link.

At least 14 women have alleged in criminal or civil court since 2000 that they were sexually assaulted by guards while being transported by these companies.

“Just stay in jail. It’s better,” said Lauren Sierra, 21, who said she was repeatedly sexually assaulted by a guard in 2014 while being transported by U.S. Corrections, a rapidly growing company registered in North Carolina.

Child marriages have long been woven into Yemen’s social fabric, driven largely by poverty and ancient traditions, as in many parts of the world. But before the civil war began last year, international and local activists had made progress toward ending the practice. They were campaigning for a law setting 18 as the minimum age for marriage and for girls to remain in school.

How pervasive is physician sexual misconduct?

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, in an analysis of public records from every state, identified more than 3,100 doctors accused of sexual misconduct, including more than 2,400 doctors whose cases clearly involved patients.

To read full article, visit this Atlanta Journal-Constitution link.

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- The federal government has weighed in on lawsuits brought by two women who say Kansas State University refused to investigate complaints that they were raped in off-campus fraternity houses.

To read full article, visit this Associated Press link.

While the Islamic State group is losing territory in its self-styled caliphate, it is tightening its grip on the estimated 3,000 women and girls held as sex slaves. In a fusion of ancient barbaric practices and modern technology, IS sells the women like chattel on smart phone apps and shares databases that contain their photographs and the names of their "owners" to prevent their escape through IS checkpoints.

Germany's lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, is expected to pass a new law expanding the legal definition of what constitutes rape - widely referred to as the "no means no" statute.

To read full article, visit this BBC News link.

Aid agencies in Lebanon say increasing numbers of Syrian refugee children are being sexually abused.

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