Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has told the province's Ministry of Education to include the subject of consent in its new sexual education curriculum.

To read full article, visit this CBC News link.

The study, by social work professor Rachel Venema, suggests that perceptions on false reporting and ambiguous cases, such as ones where the victim and assailant know one another and where drugs or alcohol may be involved, can impact how aggressively police investigate sexual assault reports.

To read full article, visit this MLive link.

Inmate advocates worry that a proposal to reduce the financial penalties for states that don't comply with a 2003 federal law aimed at eliminating rape behind bars will severely damage it.

To read full article, visit this ABC News link.

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, which discovered 11,000 untested rape kits in a Detroit police storage unit five years ago, announced today that it has teamed up with two nonprofits to raise $10 million to pay for the testing, investigation and prosecution of those unsolved rape cases.

To read full article, visit this Detroit Free Press link.

Five years after more than 11,000 unprocessed rape kits - some dating back to the 1980s - were discovered in a police warehouse in Detroit, cities across the US are working to eliminate their own huge backlogs of untested evidence. Thousands of sexual assault cases are beginning to be resolved.

To read full article, visit this BBC News link.

NEW DELHI — Five men have been arrested in connection with the alleged abduction and rape of a Japanese woman who said she was held captive for 12 days, the Indian police said Saturday.

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

A woman who claims that an American investment banker loaned her to rich and powerful friends as an underage “sex slave” has alleged in a US court document that she was repeatedly forced to have sexual relations with Prince Andrew.

To read full article, visit this Guardian link.

A new study suggests that the microbes present on pubic hair -- which vary from person to person -- could be used as evidence in sexual assault cases. This particular research is in its early stages, so you probably won't hear about genital microbes in a courtroom anytime soon. But the study is just one example of the effort to turn the incredible diversity of the bacteria that live on human beings into a high-tech forensic toolkit.

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 60 House members demanded in a letter sent Monday to the Obama administration that it provide more information on when it will implement new rules to protect unaccompanied immigrant minors, particularly LGBT children and teenagers, who are in the government's custody.

The letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell was endorsed by 25 human and civil rights groups.


Web-founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said that online violence against women is "one of the tragedies of humanity" after new research revealed that 74 percent of countries failed to deal with gender-based attacks online. This includes many high-income countries that otherwise have excellent internet rights and freedoms.

To read full article, visit this Wired link.


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