Tag: rape culture

6-year-old girl raped in Indian school

Police in India say a 6-year-old girl was raped in a school by 2 staff members in the southern city of Bangalore, though no arrests have been made parents are protesting at the school. Photo: File photo of an anti-rape protest in Delhi (AFP) [bbc news]

Angelina Jolie urges end to war-zone rape at London summit

Angelina Jolie gave an impassioned plea Tuesday for an end to rape and sexual violence as a tactic in war, warning that unless something is done β€œthis evil will continue to ruin the lives of millions of people.” "The use of rape as a weapon is one of the greatest injustices of our time"- Angelina…

U.S. names schools under federal sexual assault investigation

Fifty-five colleges and universities are under a federal investigation for their handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints. The U.S. released a list on Thursday naming the schools with open probes, which included Harvard and Princeton. The list is part of the Obama administration’s push to bring greater transparency to sexual assault cases in higher…

New Afghanistan law to silence victims of violence against women

A new Afghan law will allow men to attack their wives, children and sisters without fear of judicial punishment, undoing years of slow progress in tackling violence in a country blighted by so-called “honour” killings, forced marriage and vicious domestic abuse. The small but significant change to Afghanistan’s criminal prosecution code bans relatives of an…