How should parent's talk to their teens about staying safe on New Year's Eve? In the article linked below, Janet Rosenweig provides advice to help parents reduce the risks that teens often experience on celebratory holidays. As Rosenweig writes:

Mary Calvert has deep ties to the military: Her grandfather was John F. Kennedy’s commander during his famed service on PT-109, and her parents met in the Army during the Korean War. For the last 19 years, Ms. Calvert has taught a workshop for military photographers at Fort Meade.

NEW DELHI - Scores of protesters took to the streets of India's capital on Sunday to protest the release of a juvenile convicted in the fatal 2012 gang rape of a young woman aboard a moving bus that shook the country.

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

19 December 2015 – Welcoming the Security Council's unanimous adoption of a blueprint for peace in Syria, a senior United Nations official has called on all sides to immediately stop using sexual violence as a tactic in the fighting tearing the country apart.

“A political solution is the only way to bring an end to the horrific human rights violations taking place in Syria, including the systematic use of sexual violence,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, said in a statement.

A “gaping hole” in international law is allowing governments to ignore their commitments to end gender-based violence, according to the former UN special rapporteur on the causes and consequences of violence against women.

Rashida Manjoo said states are not held fully accountable for ending violence because there is not an international treaty compelling them to do so. Manjoo called for a binding framework within the UN system to tackle what she called a pervasive human rights violation.

UNITED NATIONS — An independent panel has concluded in a scathing report issued Thursday that United Nations officials passed allegations of child sexual abuse by peacekeepers “from desk to desk, inbox to inbox” and failed to meet the organization’s core mission to protect the rights of the most vulnerable civilians.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has reached a settlement with state prosecutors that will allow for more oversight and independent audits as part of a civil case that alleged it failed to protect children from sexual abuse. A criminal case that accuses the archdiocese of child endangerment will continue.

To read full article, visit this New York Times link.

U.S. print media’s coverage of campus rape and sexual assault is “significantly skewed toward the bylines and voices of men,” particularly when it comes to sports, according to a new report from the Women’s Media Center.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Three-quarters of paroled sex offenders in California who were previously banned from living near parks, schools and other places where children congregate now face no housing restrictions after the state changed its policy in response to a court ruling, according to data compiled at the request of The Associated Press.

To read full article, visit this Associated Press link.

Stacey might not be the face of human trafficking for most, but she is a typical victim of domestic human trafficking in the United States: an American girl with more troubles than advantages, targeted by a predatory pimp and trafficked in her own town, in her own neighborhood, even.

To read full article, visit this Al Jazeera America link.


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