NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Authorities in the Indian capital plan to speed up rape trials and lower the age at which juveniles can be prosecuted as adults following two alleged gang rapes of young girls, Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday.

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Seven sexual assaults were reported by service members in a unit established within the last year by the Marine Corps to research how to better integrate women into combat roles and unit, according to an analysis of the integration effort obtained by The Washington Post.

(CNN) -- More than 150 people were arrested and nearly as many underage trafficking victims were rescued as part of a nationwide sex sting, the FBI announced on Wednesday.

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Safe Stars is a national group that allows victims to call a respected tribal woman in the community for confidential emergency care and evidence collection. The idea is the brain child of Hallie Bongar White, an attorney for the Southwest Center for Law and Policy.

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SAN FRANCISCO — A well-known astronomer resigned from the University of California, Berkeley, where he had been a professor for 16 years after an investigation found he sexually harassed several female students, two top administrators said.

The university immediately accepted Professor Geoffrey Marcy's resignation, according to a Wednesday statement from Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Claude Steele. It called Marcy's conduct "contemptible and inexcusable."

A hospital in Stockholm is understood to be first in the world to set up an emergency department specifically for male rape victims. The clinic at Södersjukhuset opened on Thursday as part of a strategy to ensure "gender equal" patient care.

To read full article, visit this link from the Local.

The Uncondemned, a new documentary debuting at the Hamptons international film festival, will reveal the mystery witnesses who testified from behind a curtain to bring about the world’s first-ever conviction of rape as a war crime in Rwanda.

To read full commentary piece, visit this Guardian link.

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Girls are more likely to be married off before their eighteenth birthday than enroll in secondary school in an "alarming" 26 countries, a global charity said on Friday.

Niger, where 76 percent of girls marry before they turn 18 and only 10 percent enroll in secondary school, topped the list compiled by CARE International, followed by Chad, Central African Republic, South Sudan and Somalia.

Bill Cosby is expected give a videotaped deposition Friday in a lawsuit brought by a woman named Judy Huth, who says Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was 15.

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In October of 1975, TIME named feminist journalist Susan Brownmiller “the first rape celebrity who is neither rapist nor rapee.”

The very idea of a “rape celebrity” sounds shocking today, and it was at the time as well. Brownmiller’s celebrity status was the result of her groundbreaking book Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape, published precisely forty years ago. The bestseller was one of the first books to define rape as a political problem rather than an individual crime of passion.


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