By Jenna Fisher

A young photojournalist was gang-raped in Mumbai on Friday, prompting protests and outrage after a series of high-profile rapes has put threats to women’s safety in the spotlight this year.  

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By Mark Tran

By the age of 17, Zeenat had been divorced three times after forced marriages. She first wed shortly after puberty to a man who abused her, an experience that recurred in her subsequent marriages.

She became so isolated that she did not go to the hospital or ask for help. Neither had she heard of India's Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act of 2005, which made her husband's violent outbursts not just wrong, but illegal.

(London) - The International News Safety Institute (INSI) is today launching a global survey into violence against female journalists and is inviting all women working in the news media to participate.

The survey, created in conjunction with the International Women’s Media Foundation, will look at the worldwide situation of women journalists and the nature of the dangers they face in relation to their work.

By Ross Levitt and Lauren Russell

(CNN) -- A man who was sexually abused by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has settled his civil suit against the university -- the first to do so, his lawyer said.

During Sandusky's trial last year, the man was known as Victim 5.

Victim 5's lawyer, Tom Kline, said the settlement terms are bound by a confidentiality agreement with the school, but that "the compensation was fair and adequate."

By Anh Do and Paloma Esquivel

A 24-year-old Anaheim man accused of teaching a teenage girl to work as a prostitute, advertising her services on an X-rated website.

A 19-year-old guy charged with forcing a stable of girls to walk Beach Boulevard, not far from Disneyland, and perform sex acts for money.

A middle-aged Irvine woman accused of operating a brothel in an upscale apartment complex.

By Jennifer Steinhauer

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress cautiously applauded new policies announced at the Pentagon on Thursday that are intended to improve the legal system for victims of sexual assault in the military, but the changes do little to alter the way those crimes are adjudicated.

By Amelia Rosch

If a bill currently in the U.S. House of Representatives becomes law, women who conceive as a result of rape will not have to worry about their rapists trying to seek child custody.

By Mike DeBonis

City officials unveiled a new smartphone app Wednesday meant to help victims of sexual assaults in the city find medical help, get counseling and contact police.

The African Union force in Somalia has said it is investigating an alleged gang rape involving its troops in the capital, Mogadishu.

A Somali woman has alleged she was abducted, drugged and repeatedly raped earlier this month by officers from the national army and the AU force.

The allegation has caused outrage in Mogadishu, and there have been protests by women activists.

Rights groups says rape and sexual abuse is a growing problem in Somalia.

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