Sara Behnke

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A rebellion inside a small Indian sect seeks to end a brutal custom: female genital mutilation

When she was 7, Saleha Paatwala's grandmother took her out for what she thought would be a party.<p>"I was told it would be a huge gathering where kids like me would also be," Paatwala said.<p>Instead she found herself in a dark, messy room where three other women were waiting. They pulled her down, held …

EPA questions Flint’s ability to provide clean water in the future, citing ‘systemic issues’

By Brady Dennis<p>, Reporter<p>The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is urging officials in Michigan to address “systemic issues” that could prevent Flint from providing clean, safe drinking water to the city’s residents over the long term.<p>In a letter this week to Flint Mayor Karen Weaver (D) …

Snorkeling

Educating Girls for Healthier Communities

The time of day after school lets out is rarely a calm time in the Emergency Department. On one particularly busy night I treated a brave 8-year-old girl who, even though she had broken her arm just an hour earlier, showed not a sign of pain or tears, and held me with a stern gaze. The whole time …

More African governments blocked the internet to silence dissent in 2016

For years, the internet has had a transformative effect on the economic and financial progress of the African continent. The availability of mobile broadband and fiber optic cable connections encouraged the growth of innovative industries ranging from e-commerce to education, health, insurance and …

Africa

Federal judge blocks anti-discrimination law in a setback for transgender and abortion rights

A federal judge in Texas issued an injunction to stop the enforcement of an Obama administration rule that would prohibit healthcare providers from …

Health Care

Super Bowl And Human Trafficking: What You Need To Know

Numerous media reports have indicated that beyond the theatrics of the halftime show and the fanfare in the bleachers, there lurks a dark side to the Super Bowl: human trafficking.<p>But with an uptick in awareness surrounding trafficking -- in this case, transporting people for the purposes of forced …

Harvard's rape culture: Men's cross-country team also made lewd rankings

Harvard's men's cross-country team and its men's soccer team created sexually explicit documents evaluating freshman recruits for the women's …

Vice President Joe Biden Says College Men Who Listen to Rape Jokes and Do Nothing Are “Accomplices” to Actual Rape

Speaking to a crowd of 5,000 women this morning at the United State of Women summit, Vice President Joe Biden spent a solid 30 minutes recommitting himself to the Violence Against Women Act he authored in 1994, declaring that “every single woman has the fundamental right to live a life free of …

Joe Biden

AG releases report on reducing sex assaults

Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler released his report on reducing campus sexual assaults at all Maryland colleges and universities during a news …

Massive protest on Okinawa targets U.S. military after killing, rape of woman

Tens of thousands of people on Okinawa protested Sunday against the presence of U.S. military bases on the Japanese island, many wearing black to mourn the rape and killing of a local woman in which an American contractor is a suspect.<p>The rally called for a review of the U.S.-Japanese security …