The operators of Backpage.com, a controversial classifieds website that researchers and victims’ advocates have linked to sex trafficking, are no longer facing criminal charges after a California state judge dismissed a case against the website’s CEO and co-founders on Friday, ending the latest attempt to shutter the site or its adult services section.

To read full article, visit this Newsweek link.

One in three of Arizona’s homeless young adults has been sex trafficked. That is one of the findings from the latest Youth Experiences Survey by Arizona State University's School of Social Work.

To read full article, visit this 91.5 KJZZ link.

The amount a college student drinks has less of an impact on whether or not they will commit sexual assault than where they drink, according to a recent study.

Researchers from the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions found that male students were more likely to commit sexual assault against a fellow student if they drank at a bar or party rather than drinking in their dorm.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Colleges that expel students whom they suspect of having committed sexual assault are being asked to go further by specifying the reason for expulsion on their transcripts.

Victims' advocates say it's critical to ensuring that such students don't end up on other campuses without their new schools knowing the potential risk and to holding them accountable, long term, so they can't just move on with a clean slate.

ALBUQUERQUE — The State Auditor’s Office says New Mexico leads the nation in the rate of untested DNA evidence collected in sexual assault cases, in part because of poor tracking procedures and officers doubting victims’ credibility.

To read full article, visit this Santa Fe New Mexican link.

Stanford University ignored complaints about sexual assault, dismissed victims with disturbing allegations and failed to discipline a “known predator”, according to a federal lawsuit, allowing the student to violently attack multiple women.

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

5 December 2016 – Drawing attention to the physical and psychological abuse that leave an inedible mark on children’s lives, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a powerful new video illustrating the “all too common” forms of violence as tattoos on the body of the famous footballer and advocate for protection of children, David Beckham.

To read full article, visit this UN News Centre link.

(Brussels) – The opening of the International Criminal Court trial of a Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander is an important new chapter in holding the rebel group accountable for its brutal crimes in northern Uganda, Human Rights Watch said today.

Lady Gaga has opened up to a group of LGBT kids about her challenges with mental health.

The star revealed she has post traumatic stress disorder following being raped as a 19-year-old.

To read full article, visit this Pink News link.

It's known as one of the most infamous rape scenes in Hollywood history—but Last Tango in Paris director Bernardo Bertolucci admitted in a recently surfaced video that star Maria Schneider never consented to it.

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

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Current Events