French actor Gerard Depardieu charged with rape, old case revived

Film star was not detained when he was handed the preliminary charges on December 16. The Paris prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday that French actor Gerard Depardieu was charged last December with rape and sexual assault after authorities revived a 2018 investigation that was initially dropped. The office told the Associated Press news agency that […]

Trump may soon have to answer rape allegations under oath

During a December visit to New York City, writer E Jean Carroll says she went shopping with a fashion consultant to find the “best outfit” for one of the most important days of her life – when she will sit face-to-face with the man she accuses of raping her decades ago, former United States President […]

US ‘disturbed’ by reports of rape of Muslims in China camps

The US warns of serious consequences for atrocities committed against women in internment camps for ethnic Uighurs. The United States is “deeply disturbed” by reports of systematic rape and sexual abuse against women in internment camps for ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region and there must be serious consequences for atrocities committed […]

‘Disturbing’ rape allegations in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict: UN

The UN called on all parties involved in the hostilities to commit to a zero-tolerance policy for sex crimes. The United Nations has received “disturbing” reports of sexual violence and abuse in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region, including of individuals forced to rape members of their own family. Pramila Patten, the UN’s special representative on sexual […]

‘Disturbing’ allegations of rape in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict: UN

Author:  Robbie COREY-BOULET | AFP article author:  AFP ID:  1611307739543308100 Fri, 2021-01-22 09:20 ADDIS ABABA: The UN says it has received “disturbing” reports of sexual violence and abuse in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region, including of individuals forced to rape members of their own family. Pramila Patten, the UN’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict, […]

Pakistan court bans virginity tests for rape survivors

Islamabad, Pakistan – A Pakistani court has banned the use of virginity tests on female rape survivors in a landmark ruling that is being lauded by women’s rights activists. The Lahore High Court on Monday ruled that the tests, conducted as a matter of routine by medico-legal examiners in rape cases across the South Asian […]

Epstein Associate Is Charged With Rape of Minors in France

PARIS — A former French modeling agent who was a close associate of the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein has been charged with rape of minors over the age of 15 and sexual harassment, the Paris prosecutor said on Saturday. The associate, Jean-Luc Brunel, 74, is also under investigation on suspicion of human trafficking of minors […]

Romania: Rape of the Forest

Amid allegations of corruption and violence, Romania's ancient forests are being devastated by illegal logging. . Source link

Why are rape victims being denied therapy in the UK?

I first visited the United Kingdom in 2013. I was 20 years old with a sparsely stamped passport, intending to spend the summer in London studying acting. I arrived five months after Frances Andrade, a 48-year-old professional violinist, committed suicide after being accused of lying on the stand during what would become an infamous rape case against […]