By Catherine Rice

 

A group of activists gathered at Parliament on Monday night for an all night vigil to urge parliamentarians to address the issue of "corrective rape."

 

On Easter Sunday, Noxolo Nogwaza was found dead in an alley in the KwaThema township in Johannesburg. She had been raped, disfigured and murdered possibly because she was gay.

 

The White Flag Campaign wants government to condemn the killing of lesbians. The Campaign’s Kekeletso Khena said not enough is being done to protect lesbians.

 

By David Smith

The gang-rape and murder of a 17-year-old girl in South Africa has triggered expressions of outrage from politicians and calls for Indian-style protests against a culture of sexual violence.

Anene Booysen was reportedly lured away from her friends and raped by a group of men. She was badly mutilated and left for dead on a building site in the town of Bredasdorp, 80 miles east of Cape Town, and found by a security guard on Saturday morning.

By JIM DAVENPORT


South Carolina legislators Wednesday rejected plans to ban abortions in the state's health insurance plan in cases of rape or incest or when they're needed to protect a mother's health.


The late night debate and 57-54 vote came in the midst of discussion a $5 billion spending plan that left the House Ways and Means Committee last month with the abortion ban.


Democrats railed against it then and again Wednesday.

By CHOE SANG-HUN

SEOUL, South Korea — President Park Geun-hye of South Korea struggled on Monday to contain the biggest setback of her three months in office, offering her apology over a scandal in which her main spokesman was accused of sexual abuse and indecent exposure in a Washington hotel during her visit to Washington last week.

Yesterday Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) introduced legislation to strengthen protections for victims of sexual assault in the military. The bill would transfer "the reporting, oversight, investigation, and victim care of sexual assaults out of the hands of the normal chain of command and place jurisdiction in the hands of an autonomous Sexual Assault Oversight and Response Office." The Office would be staffed by both civilian and military experts.

By Adam Ibrahim

MUNICH: Oktoberfest in Germany is supposed to be a coming together celebration where people descend on German soil for good times and good drink. This year, however that is changing as reports of a dramatic rise in sexual violence and spiked drinks are coming forth.

Marta Frings told Bikyamasr.com that this year is transformed from a joyous affair for women into one of horror for many. As a server in Munich, she has seen first hand the number of assaults on women, and it is disgusting her in ways she can only attempt to describe.

Brooklyn, MI, June 15, 2012 - SR² Motorsports NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Angela Cope makes history this weekend by showing her on track support for ending domestic violence and sexual assault: debuting the NO MORE symbol to NASCAR fans everywhere.

 

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

 

(London) – Sri Lankan security forces have been using rape and other forms of sexual violence to torture suspected members or supporters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. While widespread rape in custody occurred during the armed conflict that ended in May 2009, Human Rights Watch found that politically motivated sexual violence by the military and police continues to the present.

By Kayla Gahagan

BISMARCK, N.D. — Lenny Hayes was just a kid when it started. To escape, he simply closed his eyes and pretended that the sexual abuse he was experiencing wasn’t really happening.

“When I am being victimized over and over, I am looking down from the ceiling and I could see my body being taken advantage of,’’ he said Monday, recalling the abuse to task members of a public hearing convened by the U.S. Department of Justice to study the impact of exposure to violence on American Indian and Alaska Native children.

Susan E. Rice

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

U.S. Mission to the United Nations

New York, NY

November 25, 2009

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