Washington, DC - The recent opinion column in the American University student newspaper - and its ensuing media coverage - fails to accurately represent the reality of sexual assault on college and university campuses.

By Kyung Lah
 

Tokyo, Japan (CNN) -- The game begins with a teenage girl on a subway platform. She notices you are looking at her and asks, "Can I help you with something?"
 

That is when you, the player, can choose your method of assault.
 

With the click of your mouse, you can grope her and lift her skirt. Then you can follow her aboard the train, assaulting her sister and her mother.
 

By Min Lee

 

HONG KONG — For years, Japanese activist Tamaki Matsuoka tried to counter denials of her country's notorious wartime massacre of civilians in the city of Nanjing with books and photo exhibitions. Now the retired teacher says she has indisputable proof of the atrocities: Japanese veterans admitting on camera they forced themselves on Chinese women and mowed down Chinese refugees with machine guns.

 

By Michelle Manchir

 

PEORIA, Ill. — - Vice President Joe Biden, speaking Wednesday at an anti-violence event in central Illinois, called for "educating the whole society" to dispel cultural attitudes that lead to sexual assaults.

 

Biden was joined by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., at the Center for Prevention of Abuse fundraiser, attended by 1,100 people at the Peoria Civic Center.

 

By Katherine Baldwin

 

LONDON (AlertNet) - Overcrowding and insecurity in the camps housing Haiti's quake survivors have put women and girls at increasing risk of rape and much more must be done to police the makeshift villages effectively, human rights activists say.

 

By Kevin Diaz
 

WASHINGTON - In a victory for Minnesota Democrat Al Franken, military contractor KBR has decided to drop a Supreme Court appeal in the case of a former company clerk who alleges she was raped by co-workers in Iraq.
 

The Pope's decision to issue a letter to Roman Catholics in Ireland to try to prevent further cases of child abuse by priests follows a wave of sex abuse scandals which have rocked the Church around the world. Here is a round-up of some of those events:


IRELAND


Two major reports into allegations of paedophilia among Irish clergy last year revealed the shocking extent of abuse, cover-ups and hierarchical failings involving thousands of victims, and stretching back decades.

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 Tracy Russo

 

On campuses, students face unique challenges. A victim of dating violence, domestic violence, or sexual assault may continue to live in danger if the perpetrator resides in the same dormitory or attends the same classes. On smaller campuses, a victim may wish to remain anonymous but may find this to be virtually impossible in such a small environment.

 

The Department of Defense today released the fiscal 2009 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military. 
 
 

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