In a first of its kind survey of the federal and state inmate population in America, data shows that transgender individuals are nine times more likely than other inmates to encounter sexual harassment or assault within 12 months of admission.

To read full article, visit this CBS News link. This article contains disturbing content that may be triggering for some readers.

As the first sitting U.S. president to visit Kenya, Barack Obama used the opportunity to call out the country for some of its practices that harm women and girls, urging it to discard those traditions for measures that are more empowering.

To read full article, visit this Huffington Post link.

RICHMOND, Va. — Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity who were portrayed in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article’s author, court records show.

To read full article, visit this Washington Post link.

(New York) – The United Nations and member countries should tackle problems that women in armed conflict endure around the world, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325, a landmark resolution on women, peace, and security, which the Security Council will debate in October 2015.

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

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — People convicted of crimes through inconclusive or outdated DNA testing procedures should be allowed new tests using the latest technological advances without regard to a three-year time limit set by law, a federal appeals court ruled.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is the first in the nation to rule that the advances in DNA technology mean previously useless samples should be considered newly discovered evidence that is not subject to statutory time limitations.

Australia’s first royal commission into family violence should become symbolic of the moment when “society committed itself to overcoming this vile social ill”, Justice Marcia Neave said in her opening address.

A minute’s silence to acknowledge those who had been killed or harmed as a result of family violence was held before the hearings of Victoria’s royal commission began on Monday in Melbourne’s old coroner’s court.

Some men who are sexually attracted to children would like help to change their condition but fear doctors will tell the police. In Germany, though, a campaign is under way to persuade them to sign up for confidential treatment, even if they have abused a child - and doctors are hailing it as a big success.

To read full article, visit this BBC News link.

(CNN)A new study questions a long-held assumption by many that serial rape offenders should be the primary focus of campus assault prevention.

The coalition this year is commemorating its 40th anniversary. The resource center is marking its 15th anniversary.

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape was founded in 1975. The organization "advocates for the rights and needs of sexual assault victims and works to end sexual violence." It is the oldest rape crisis coalition in the country.

The coalition founded the National Sexual Violence Resource Center in 2000.

A Federal Bureau of Investigation search warrant has provided a rare glimpse into the increasingly complex efforts of U.S. law enforcement to combat child pornography online, leading to the seizure this year of a website with nearly 215,000 users.

To read full article, visit this Reuters link.


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