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.

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.

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