By Rob Hotakainen

WASHINGTON — Megan's Law soon could go international.

The law, named after Megan Kanka, a 7-year-old New Jersey girl who was raped and killed by a neighbor in 1994, requires convicted sex offenders to be registered with the government, making it easier to track their whereabouts. Their names can then be put into databases, allowing the public to do a quick online check to determine where offenders reside.

WASHINGTON — More than 100 sexually exploited teenagers, some as young as 13, were rescued during a nationwide sex-trafficking sting over the weekend, the FBI announced Monday.

Sexist jokes (and all the variants of this kind of humour) favour the mental mechanisms which urge to violence and battering against women in individuals with macho attitudes. Those are the conclusions of a study carried out at the University of Granada in the framework of the world most renowned international symposium about humour and its scientific applications ('International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter: Theory, Research and Applications') that will be held in Granada.

By Binyamin Appelbaum and Sheryl Gay Stolberg



By Robert Preidt

Tell Me More, NPR, July 13, 2009
Several prominent African-American women, such as Oprah Winfrey and Queen Latifah, have disclosed being sexually abused as girls. In contrast, many well-known known African-American males frame their childhood sexual experiences with women as a source of pride — or a rites of passage — instead of abuse. Dr. Carl Bell, a Chicago psychiatrist, journalist Sylvia Coleman, and Talib Darryl, who was abused as a boy, discuss the double standard.

5 February 2014 – The United Nations Committee monitoring compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child, briefed reporters in Geneva today, highlighting the achievements and challenges in regards to child protection in Congo, Yemen, Portugal, Russia, Germany and the Holy See.

Expert members of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, including its Chairperson, Kirsten Sandberg, detailed the body's conclusions at the end of its 65th session, which ran in Geneva from 13 to 31 January 2014.

By Amritha Alladi
Pacific Daily News
April 28, 2010


A leader in sexual assault and family violence prevention was recognized by a national organization for her work on Guam yesterday.


Dr. Ellen P. Bez, the founder and Board president of the Guam Sexual Assault and Abuse Resource Center Association received the Visionary Voice Award from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) for 2010 yesterday.


On Monday, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced reforms to the rules for claiming veterans' benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder. The White House says the move will ease the burden of proof that veterans face when trying to prove the mental wounds of war. But the new regulations are silent on the suffering of women who have experienced sexual trauma in the military.


By Kristen Lombardi

Three hours into deliberations by the University of Virginia’s Sexual Assault Board, UVA junior Kathryn Russell sat with her mother in a closet-like room in sprawling Peabody Hall. Down the corridor, two professors and two students were deciding her fate. Russell was replaying in her mind, endlessly, details of her allegations of rape when, she remembers, Shamim Sisson, the board chair, stepped into the room and delivered the order: You can’t talk about the verdict to anyone.


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