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By Russell Goldman


A war photographer for the New York Times, the only woman in a group of four journalists captured in Libya last week, said that she was sexual assaulted and threatened with death by Libyan soldiers while in captivity.


Note: This article contains disturbing content that may be triggering for some readers.


Amnesty International has today called on the Egyptian authorities to investigate serious allegations of torture, including forced ‘virginity tests’, inflicted by the army on women protesters arrested in Tahrir Square earlier this month.



Thirteen adults and five juveniles have been arrested as part of an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of a Texas girl, police said.


Darrell Broussard, assistant police chief for the Cleveland, Texas, police department, said Monday that the investigation into the incident "is continuous," with more significant developments possible. Cleveland is about 50 miles northeast of Houston.


By Lee Middleton


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.


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