A protest by hundreds of Egyptian women demanding an end to sexual harassment and equal rights has turned violent when men verbally abused and shoved the demonstrators.

 

The women who marched to Cairo's central Tahrir Square to celebrate International Women's Day Tuesday were outnumbered by men who told them that they should go home where they belong.

 

Sexual harassment remains widespread in Egypt. Women are also afraid to report sexual assault or harassment, fearing they and their families will be stigmatized.

 

By Joann Loviglio

 

PHILADELPHIA — More than eight years after U.S. Roman Catholic bishops vowed swift action to keep potential abusers from young people, the Philadelphia archdiocese has suspended 21 priests named as child molestation suspects in a scathing grand jury report.

 

The suspensions came on Tuesday, the eve of Lent, the Christian period for penance leading up to Easter. The priests, whose names haven't been released, have been removed from ministry while their cases are reviewed, Cardinal Justin Rigali said.

 

By Elizabeth Gibson

 

Ten days ago, a group of Dickinson College students was summoned to the college president’s office for an out-of-class lecture. 
   
 

They were warned to use caution in discussing unconfirmed details of an allegation of campus sexual misconduct incidents.

 

“[Officials] said ‘We can’t do anything without proof,’ ” Dickinson senior Tiffany Hwang remembers officials saying. 
   
 

(CNN) -- A former CIA station chief in Algeria was sentenced Thursday to more than five years in prison after admitting he drugged and sexually assaulted a woman at the U.S. Embassy in Algiers.

 

 

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence call upon the Department of Defense to take aggressive steps to change the culture within the military services.
Read Call to Action.
 
 
 
 

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence call upon the Department of Defense to take aggressive steps to change the culture within the military services.
Read Call to Action.

LAS VEGAS -- To reverse an economic crisis and record unemployment in Nevada, Sen. Harry Reid believes it’s time to put the world’s oldest profession out of business.

 

In a speech to the state Legislature on Tuesday morning, the Senate Majority Leader told lawmakers that prostitution -- legal in all but four counties and Carson City -- is hindering Nevada’s economic and educational growth.

 

Children in Haiti were being sold to traffickers exploiting the chaos from the past year's earthquake for as little as one euro ($1.37), according to new UN figures reported yesterday.
 

The data showed that there is a thriving trade in Haitian youngsters in Europe, where they are mostly used for domestic service, agricultural work or prostitution. Some children end up in the care of well-meaning but unaware European families, while others are forced into prostitution, British newspaper The Daily Telegraph reported.

 

Human rights violations including sexual violence and unlawful killings are being perpetrated by forces loyal to both Côte d'Ivoire's outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo and internationally recognized incumbent Alassane Ouattara, an Amnesty International investigation has revealed.
 
 

The House has approved a Republican proposal to block federal aid for Planned Parenthood.

 

The 240-185 vote on Friday is a victory for anti-abortion forces led by Indiana GOP Rep. Mike Pence. He says taxpayer money should not go to groups that provide or promote abortion.

 

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