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Survey finds that 43% of young women in London were sexually harrassed in public last year

By Alexandra Topping / The Guardian Sexual harassment is a persistent and dangerous problem on Britain’s streets, women’s charities have warned, as a poll reveals that more than four in 10 young women were sexually harassed in the capital over the last year. A YouGov survey of 1,047 Londoners commissioned by End Violence Against Women … Continue reading Survey finds that 43% of young women in London were sexually harrassed in public last year

Settlers waging campaign of sexual terror against indigenous people in Bangladesh

By Survival An eleven-year old girl from the Chakma tribe in Bangladesh has been raped and murdered by a settler. Sujata Chakma and her younger brother were grazing cows near their village when she was attacked on 9 May. A suspect has been arrested, but local indigenous people have little faith he will be brought … Continue reading Settlers waging campaign of sexual terror against indigenous people in Bangladesh

Murders, child slavery, and deforestation rampant in Amazonia as gold rush devastates region

By Paulina Abramovich / Agence France-Presse A new gold rush is sweeping through Latin America with devastating consequences, ravaging tropical forests and dumping toxic chemicals as illegal miners fight against big international projects. With international market prices for metals high, informal “wildcat” mining has been on the rise in recent years in countries like Bolivia, … Continue reading Murders, child slavery, and deforestation rampant in Amazonia as gold rush devastates region

Bride trafficking company founder using anti-violence group to lobby against abused immigrants

By Laura Bassett / Huffington Post A top official at an anti-domestic violence advocacy group that has been encouraging the House GOP to roll back protections for immigrant victims in the Violence Against Women Act (or VAWA) is the founder of a controversial international matchmaking company, domestic violence workers warned lawmakers on Monday night. The … Continue reading Bride trafficking company founder using anti-violence group to lobby against abused immigrants

Stand Your Ground defense refused to woman who scared off abusive husband with gun

By Maurice Garland / The Loop 21 Nowadays the words “Stand Your Ground” have almost become synonymous with “no fair” and “unjust,” due mostly to the non-arrest of George Zimmerman the night he shot Trayvon Martin and that law that protected him up until just last week. But the cases of John McNeil and now Marissa Alexander have highlighted … Continue reading Stand Your Ground defense refused to woman who scared off abusive husband with gun

Gail Dines: The Shocking Suspension of Dr. Price

By Gail Dines / Counterpunch As colleges become more corporate, we are hearing more and more stories of academics being sanctioned for having the audacity to speak out against corporate malfeasance. Not only does this limit the free speech of academics, it also serves to scare teachers into adhering to the hegemonic discourse. The latest … Continue reading Gail Dines: The Shocking Suspension of Dr. Price

Sexual violence, breast cancer, and birth defects: how fracking impacts women

By Sara Jerving / PR Watch Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has generated widespread media attention this year. The process, which injects water and chemicals into the ground to release “natural” gas and oil from shale bedrock, has been shown to contribute significantly to air and water pollution and has even been linked to earthquakes. But … Continue reading Sexual violence, breast cancer, and birth defects: how fracking impacts women

UN reports 2.4 million people are victims of trafficking; 80% being exploited as sexual slaves

By Edith M. Lederer / Associated Press The U.N. crime-fighting office said Tuesday that 2.4 million people across the globe are victims of human trafficking at any one time, and 80 percent of them are being exploited as sexual slaves. Yuri Fedotov, the head of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, told a daylong … Continue reading UN reports 2.4 million people are victims of trafficking; 80% being exploited as sexual slaves