Misogyny

Jordan to cancel 'marry the victim' clause shielding rapists

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A pregnant 15-year-old who had been raped by a brother-in-law decided to marry her attacker, hoping this would shield her from other male relatives who might kill her in the name of "family honor."<p>A young woman was taken into protective custody after being stabbed 17 times by a …

Crime

How Gretchen Carlson's Lawsuit Against Fox News Inspired Her Daughter — And Millions of Other Women

The former Fox News anchor who took down Roger Ailes explains how her story helped women everywhere.<p>Last summer, Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit against her employer, Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, for sexual harassment. Her suit led to other women sharing tales of their own frightening encounters …

Women's News

RCMP's structure could change under new commissioner, says Ralph Goodale

National police force has weathered allegations of harassment, bullying and a major class action<p>Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the looming …

Canada

Shonda Rhimes shuts down Bill Cosby's sexual assault 'town halls' in one tweet

Like most things Shonda Rhimes creates, her idea for a "town hall" to support sexual assault survivors knocks it out of the park.<p>Following a recent announcement that Bill Cosby — who was on trial for aggravated indecent assault stemming from an incident 13 years ago — would begin hosting a tour of …

Shonda Rhimes

Globe Unfounded investigation wins international data journalism award

The Globe and Mail has won an international data journalism award for its Unfounded series investigating how Canadian police services handle sexual-assault cases.<p>“We are profoundly grateful for the global recognition we have received from Vienna,” said The Globe’s editor-in-chief David Walmsley. …

Journalism

Three arrested over boy's circumcision in Nottingham

<b>Three people have been arrested by police investigating the circumcision of a three-month-old boy.</b><p>A 61-year-old man, believed to be the doctor who carried out the procedure, has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.<p>The boy's mother complained to police saying her son was …

Extremism

Tyrunn Walker Cut by Rams Amid Sexual Assault Investigation

The Los Angeles Rams released defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker on Thursday amid an investigation into an alleged sexual assault.<p>Jim Mustian and Ramon Antonio Vargas of the <i>Advocate</i> reported Walker and another man, Justin Williams, have been accused of sexual assault that occurred during a Mardi Gras …

NFL

2 Detroit-area moms charged in probe of genital mutilation

Print<p>DETROIT — Two Detroit-area women have been charged with allowing their daughters to undergo genital mutilation as federal authorities expand …

Canadian News

Panjab University Expels Phd Student Who Accused Varsity Official’s Son Of Sexual Harassment

Six months after she filed a complaint of sexual harassment against the son of a top official of Panjab University, the University's Committee …

Ex-Pakistan Chief Justice Jawwad Khawaja calls triple talaq 'invalid in Islam' and 'unacceptable'

The concept of triple talaq has divided opinions around the country. The matter has made its way to the Supreme Court which heard the arguments for …

Foreign student: Local university tried to cover up sexual harassment

KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 — A foreign exchange student has accused a university here of attempting to suppress his alleged molest by another student. The …

Michigan to outlaw female genital mutilation

MICHIGAN<p>Governor to sign legislation outlawing female genital mutilation<p>Doctors and parents involved in female genital mutilation could go to prison for up to 15 years under bills overwhelmingly approved Tuesday by lawmakers in Michigan, who said harsher penalties are needed in a state where the …

Female Genital Mutilation

35-Year-Old Woman Gang-Raped in a Moving Car for 8 Hours, Dumped near Noida

In another horrific incident, a woman was gang-raped for hours in a moving car before she was dumped in front of a hospital in Greater Noida. The …

Delhi

Gurugram: Seven-year-old girl raped by neighbour, accused arrested

Just a day before a Gurugram woman was abducted from near her house in Sohna area of Gurugram district of Haryana and repeatedly raped in a car, an …

India

Sask. RCMP refutes report claim that police, Indigenous relationship is 'deeply fractured'

Human Rights Watch report includes allegations of intrusive strip searches, sexual harassment<p>The Saskatchewan RCMP has denied its relationship with …

Injustice

Fourth Woman Arrested in Widening Michigan Female Genital Mutilation Investigation

An investigation into female genital mutilation among members of a sect of Shiite Islam in Michigan has already led to the arrests of two doctors, …

Conservative POV

Report: Vehicle hits pedestrians in London

London police say they are dealing with an incident at Seven Sisters Road. CNN's Ana Cabrera reports.

Seven Sisters Road

Former RCMP employee alleging sexual assault tells court she has PTSD

Print<p>VANCOUVER — A former RCMP employee who alleges she was sexually assaulted by a now-retired inspector in a locked washroom at their Vancouver …

Canadian News

Woman sexually assaulted after being followed into apartment building

CHICAGO (WGN) – Police are searching for a suspect after a woman was sexually assaulted in her apartment building in the middle of the day.<p>Police say …

AOL

Pakistani actress Saba Qamar: I might just die playing Qandeel Baloch

Saba Qamar<br>From playing the antagonist in Pakistani series Maat, to her Bollywood debut as a mother in 'Hindi Medium', Pakistani actress Saba Qamar …

Pakistan

Aboriginal affairs roundtable held in WA

State and territory Aboriginal affairs leaders say it is inevitable the federal government will need to have treaty negotiations with indigenous …

Western Australia

Michigan bills making female genital mutilation a crime on the way to Snyder

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>Millions of little girls and young women have been subjected to a painful rite of passage that involves cutting their genitals — …

Rick Snyder

Uber Accused of 'Rape Denialism' by Victim of India Assault - Bloomberg

A peculiar theory at Uber Technologies Inc. that an Indian competitor may have framed the company for a headline-grabbing rape in India in 2014 …

Uber

India rape victim sues Uber over medical record allegations

A woman who was raped by an Uber driver in India in 2014 has filed a lawsuit for invasion of privacy and defamation against Uber and three executives …

Uber

Whitecaps say 2 minors charged with sexual assault after alleged 'serious incident' at their facility

Team says two people have been suspended after incident at training facility<p>The Vancouver Whitecaps soccer team says two minors in their residency …

Crime

Why Iranian women are wearing white on Wednesdays

<b>A new social media campaign against a law which forces women to wear a headscarf is gaining momentum in Iran.</b><p>Using the hashtag #whitewednesday, citizens have been posting pictures and videos of themselves wearing white headscarves or pieces of white clothing as symbols of protest.<p>The idea is the …

Iran

86yo sausage thief among first to attract SA Police caution

Nearly 3,000 offenders who have committed "minor" crimes including shop theft, assault and drug offences have been given formal cautions by South …

Crime

How Gretchen Carlson Is Fighting To End Workplace Sexual Harassment

It’s been almost a full year since former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson sued her former boss Roger Ailes and Fox News for sexual assault and harassment (he denied all claims), but the effects are still rippling. Since Carlson came out with her accusations, more than 20 women have followed, …

Feminism

Even for girls in U.S., female genital mutilation and 'vacation cutting' are risks

Elizabeth Ralyea remembers people holding her arms and legs while she screamed and kicked at the woman who approached with a razor blade.<p>She thinks she was about 6, or maybe 8, and she was living with her family in the West African country of Burkina Faso.<p>The elder woman began to cut between …

Women's News

New sentencing guidelines proposed for child cruelty and female genital mutilation offences

Today, the Sentencing Council has published proposed new guidelines for sentencing offenders guilty of child cruelty. The guidelines cover three …

Female Genital Mutilation