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President Joe Biden is strengthening U.S. policy aimed at stemming sexual violence in war conflict zones.
By Hope Yen, Associated Press
The Russian-installed leaders of occupied regions of Ukraine formerly announced the results of so-called referendums and said they wanted to join Russia. Erik Møse, the official in charge of the U.N. Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine, joined Nick…
By Nick Schifrin, Zeba Warsi
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has introduced a proposal to reauthorize the 1990s-era law that extends protections for victims of domestic and sexual violence after it lapsed in 2019 because of Republican opposition. Actor Angelina Jolie praised the proposal…
By Farnoush Amiri, Associated Press
Four men sentenced to death for the gruesome gang rape and murder of a woman on a New Delhi bus in 2012 were hanged Friday, concluding a case that exposed the scope of sexual violence in India and prompted horrified…
By Sheikh Saaliq, Rishabh Jain, Associated Press
By Grant Peck, Associated Press
The U.N. Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar said it found the country's soldiers "routinely and systematically" forced sexual acts against women, girls, boys, men and transgender people in "blatant violation of international human rights law."…
By David Keyton, Jim Heintz, Associated Press
The Congolese doctor who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the use of rape and sexual violence as weapons of war on Monday called for strong international action against the abuse, including reparations for victims.
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday in Oslo, Norway. The winners are two people fighting sexual violence. Twenty-five-year-old Nadia Murad, from Iraq, escaped enslavement, rape, and torture. She says she hopes to be “the last girl with a story…
By Larisa Epatko
“Each of them in their own way has helped to give greater visibility to wartime sexual violence, so that the perpetrators can be held accountable for their actions,” the Norwegian Nobel Committee said Friday.
President Trump’s tweet challenging Christine Blasey Ford’s claims because she didn’t report it when it happened set off alarms for survivors and advocates. In fact, most victims never report the sexual assault to law enforcement, says clinical psychologist Veronique Valliere.
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