More than half of the allegations of sexual harassment made to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 2015 have resulted in no charge. The statistics, which span the past six years, show a consistent pattern in which claimants are unsuccessful.

To read full article, visit this Guardian link.

BOGOTA, July 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombia's government and FARC rebels have pledged to improve access to land for women and ensure perpetrators of sexual violence, including rape, will not be eligible for amnesty as part of ongoing peace talks to end five decades of civil war.

To read full article, visit this Thomson Reuters Foundation link.

Roger Ailes on Thursday resigned as chairman and chief executive of Fox News Channel following allegations of sexual harassment, an abrupt end to his 20-year rein over America's most lucrative and powerful cable news channel for conservatives.

To read full article, visit this Reuters link.

Administrators at Phillips Exeter Academy acknowledge that the New Hampshire prep school failed to respond adequately when a student was accused of sexual assault and was assigned an "act of penance" that included baking and delivering bread to the girl he allegedly assaulted.

To read full article, visit this NPR link.

Bruce Castor was selected to run AG’s office while Kathleen Kane faces perjury trial and raises the ire of advocates for sex abuse victims.

To read full article, visit this Guardian link.

The Vatican’s former ambassador to the United States quashed an independent investigation in 2014 into sexual and possible criminal misconduct by Archbishop John C. Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis and ordered church officials to destroy a letter they wrote to him protesting the decision, according to a memo made public on Wednesday.

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

The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld a law that punishes child sex offenders retroactively, despite a longstanding principle, enshrined in the Constitution, against changing the rules on convicted criminals.

The court ruled that judges have the power to ban child sex offenders from using the Internet, even when they committed their crimes before the law took effect in 2012. The ruling affects “many hundreds” of sex offenders across Canada, the court said, citing statistics from prosecutors.

Monday could have been the day that clergy sex-abuse victim John-Michael Delaney finally got decades of frustration off his chest during a private meeting with Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput.

But in the days since Delaney told PhillyVoice of that meeting – something he’d avoided for decades on account of “not being able to be in the same room as a priest” – officials told the victim of one of the “archdiocese’s most brutal abusers” that the meeting was off.

All around the country, states are trying to address a mounting number of untested sexual assault evidence kits. And even though New Mexico’s budget is tight, the Legislature found $1.6 million to work through the backlog here. At a meeting in Albuquerque on Monday, stakeholders gathered to talk about what’s next.

There were nearly 5,500 unprocessed sexual assault evidence kits in New Mexico as of the end of last year, some of them dating all the way back to 1988.

Ex-Vanderbilt football player Cory Batey will spend the next 15 years in jail after a Tennessee judge gave him the minimum sentence allowed under state law for raping an unconscious woman in a dorm on June 23, 2013.

To read full article, visit this Washington Post link.


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