Britain's inquiry into historical child sex abuse scandals, some involving celebrities and politicians, finally opened its first public hearing on Monday after a sleuth of problems that led to three chairmen quitting in the three years since its launch.

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women and children making the dangerous journey to Europe to flee poverty and conflicts in Africa are being beaten, raped and starved in "living hellholes" in Libya, the United Nations children's agency (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

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exual violence has been in the headlines during the past year, including crimes involving college students, incarcerated people, and the military. Data collected by the federal government on sexual violence can help prioritize resources and design programs to prevent and address these crimes.

The unthinkable is happening at facilities throughout the country: Vulnerable seniors are being raped and sexually abused by the very people paid to care for them.

It's impossible to know just how many victims are out there. But through an exclusive analysis of state and federal data and interviews with experts, regulators and the families of victims, CNN has found that this little-discussed issue is more widespread than anyone would imagine.

The ride-sharing company Uber says it will investigate an engineer's claims of sexual harassment and sexism at the firm. CEO Travis Kalanick said that anyone guilty of the described behavior would be dismissed.

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Perwin wants treatment, and is hoping to find it in a new psychological trauma institute being established at the university of Dohuk, the first in the entire region.

It's the next phase of an ambitious project funded by the wealthy German state of Baden Wuerttemberg that brought 1,100 women who had escaped Islamic State captivity, primarily Yazidis, to Germany for psychological treatment. The medical head of that project, German trauma specialist Jan Kizilhan, is also the driving force behind the new institute, which opens at the end of the month.

A young black man who claims he was raped by police in a Paris suburb has left hospital and thanked supporters in France and abroad for rallying around him.

The 22-year-old man, identified publicly only by his first name, Théo, said in a Facebook video on Thursday that the notes and visits from supporters "helped me hang on ... made it possible for me to be here among you today."

Children and women are being raped by traffickers inside a refugee camp in northern France, according to detailed testimony gathered ahead of fresh legal action against the UK government’s approach to the welfare of unaccompanied minors.

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San Francisco is expected to become the first major U.S. city to install a memorial to "comfort women," the mostly Korean women who were forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.

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The latest documentary from award-winning film-maker Mary Mazzio, I Am Jane Doe, follows the gut-wrenching journey of several middle-school daughters, victims of sex-trafficking on—the adult classifieds section that for years was part of the Village Voice—and that of the all-out war their American mothers are determined to continue on their daughter’s behalf.


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