Sexual assault

Former minister from India's ruling BJP arrested after rape claim

Swami Chinmayanand of the Hindu nationalist party arrested in Uttar Pradesh state for allegedly raping a student.

Former minister from India's ruling BJP arrested after rape claim

Africa

Survivor talks about spike in femicide in South Africa

The World Health Organization says that femicide in South Africa is almost five times the global average, with sexual offences rising by 4.8 percent this year.

Rape

Millions of US women say first sexual experience was rape

New study finds one in 16 women says first sexual experience was forced or coerced in early teens.

Millions of US women say first sexual experience was rape

South Africa

Every 3 hours a woman is murdered in South Africa

Men and women take to the streets of Cape Town asking the government to step up against crimes against women.

Every 3 hours a woman is murdered in South Africa

Opinion

Sudan's youth showed us how to counter sexual violence

The international community has much to learn from Sudanese civil society's response to the June 3 Khartoum massacre.

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Sexual assault

'A coward': Epstein accusers testify weeks after his suicide

More than a dozen women detail how they said Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused in emotional hearing after his death.

'A coward': Epstein accusers testify weeks after his suicide

US & Canada

US: Weinstein pleads not guilty to new indictment, trial delayed

Tweak to the case was intended to allow an actress to testify against Weinstein in a rape and sexual assault trial.

US: Weinstein pleads not guilty to new indictment, trial delayed

Kashmir

'Kashmir women are the biggest victims of this inhumane siege'

Sense of fear deepens as Indian politicians stoke misogyny with talk of freedom to marry 'white-skinned' Kashmiri women.

'Kashmir women are the biggest victims of this inhumane siege'

US & Canada

Jeffrey Epstein death ruled suicide by hanging: Medical examiner

The 66-year-old financier was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York on August 10.

Jeffrey Epstein death ruled suicide by hanging: Medical examiner

Opera

Opera singer Domingo accused of sexual harassment

Nine women have told the Associated Press the famous opera singer behaved inappropriately towards them.

Opera singer Placido Domingo accused of sexual harassment

United States

Jeffrey Epstein found unconscious in New York jail cell: US media

The wealthy financier is being held on charges of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls.

Jeffrey Epstein found unconscious in New York jail cell: US media

Sexual assault

Indonesia pardons woman jailed for reporting boss' lewd call

Parliament approves amnesty for Baiq Nuril Maknun who was jailed after she filed sexual harassment against school head.

Indonesia pardons woman jailed for reporting boss' lewd call

United States

US: Jeffrey Epstein denied bail before sex trafficking trial

US judge rules in favour of prosecutors who argue Epstein poses a danger to the community and is a flight risk.

US: Jeffrey Epstein denied bail before sex trafficking trial

US & Canada

US: Prosecutors drop sex assault case against actor Kevin Spacey

Prosecutors say they are dropping the criminal case 'due to an unavailability of the complaining witness'

US: Prosecutors drop sex assault case against actor Kevin Spacey

Women's Rights

El Salvador rape victim jailed for stillbirth goes on trial again

Evelyn Hernandez was sentenced to 30 years for suspected abortion; her conviction was annulled and a new trial ordered.

El Salvador rape victim jailed for stillbirth goes on trial again