Sex crimes http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27374/all en Rape charge against British broadcaster deepens BBC scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/rape-charge-against-british-broadcaster-deepens-bbc-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - A veteran British TV presenter was charged with rape and 14 counts of indecent assault on underage girls, police said on Tuesday, deepening concerns about sex abuse by top BBC personalities decades ago.</p> <p>Stuart Hall, 83, best known for hosting "It's a Knockout" in the 1970s and 1980s, was questioned after late broadcaster Jimmy Savile was exposed last year as a serial child sex abuser, prompting a flurry of further sex crime allegations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/rape-charge-against-british-broadcaster-deepens-bbc-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BBC Gender-based violence Rape Sex crimes Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:30:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738093 at http://www.globalpost.com Panel slams police in India rape case, rejects tougher penalties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/panel-slams-police-india-rape-case-rejects-tougher-penalties <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW DELHI, Jan 23 (Reuters) - India needs to implement existing laws, not introduce tougher punishment such as the death penalty, to prevent rape, a government panel set up to review legislation said on Wednesday, following a brutal gang rape that shook the nation.</p> <p>Panel head, justice J.S. Verma, rejected outright the idea of the death penalty for rape cases, a demand from some protesters and politicians in the days after the 23-year-old physiotherapy student was attacked on a moving bus.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/panel-slams-police-india-rape-case-rejects-tougher-penalties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Gender-based violence Hospitality Law Politics Rape Sex crimes Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:45:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738320 at http://www.globalpost.com Scope of U.S. Air Force sexual assault case 'stunning' - general http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/scope-us-air-force-sexual-assault-case-stunning-general <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Thirty-two drill instructors convicted, charged or investigated</p> <p>* Fifty-nine victims identified and offered care</p> <p>* "How could this have happened?: House panel chairman asks</p> <p>By David Alexander</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/scope-us-air-force-sexual-assault-case-stunning-general" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender-based violence Sex crimes Social Issues United States Air Force Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:45:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738619 at http://www.globalpost.com India rape case teen to be tried as juvenile; victim's family angry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/india-rape-case-teen-be-tried-juvenile-victims-family-angry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Arup Roychoudhury and Annie Banerji</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Jan 28 (Reuters) - An Indian teenager accused of taking part in the Dec. 16 gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old student in New Delhi will be tried as a juvenile, facing a maximum of three years in prison if convicted, a special panel ruled on Monday.</p> <p>The ruling shocked the victim's father, who watched the news flash across his television screen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/india-rape-case-teen-be-tried-juvenile-victims-family-angry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Rape Sex crimes Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:00:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740443 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil hotline, soap opera help bust prostitution ring in Spain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/brazil-hotline-soap-opera-help-bust-prostitution-ring-spain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRASILIA, Feb 1 (Reuters) - A call home from an anguished daughter in Spain and images from a soap opera about human trafficking for sexual exploitation led a Brazilian mother to realize her daughter was in trouble.</p> <p>So she called a sexual abuse hotline set up by Brazil's Ministry of Women's Affairs, prompting an international police operation that led authorities to break up a prostitution ring in the Spanish university town of Salamanca last week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/brazil-hotline-soap-opera-help-bust-prostitution-ring-spain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crimes against humanity Politics Sex crimes Slavery Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 21:30:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743590 at http://www.globalpost.com Indian President approves death penalty in some rape cases http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/indian-president-approves-death-penalty-some-rape-cases <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India's president on Sunday approved harsher punishments for rapists, including the death penalty, after a brutal gang-rape in New Delhi sparked national outrage and triggered demands for tougher laws.</p> <p>President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent to the new rape law two days after cabinet ministers recommended changes to improve safety for women.</p> <p>"The Indian president has given his assent to the ordinance on crime against women. It comes into effect immediately but it will also be tabled before the parliament," a senior officer in the president's office told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/indian-president-approves-death-penalty-some-rape-cases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Rape Sex crimes Social Issues AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 15:45:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744532 at http://www.globalpost.com Companion of India gang-rape victim identifies bus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/companion-india-gang-rape-victim-identifies-bus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The companion of an Indian medical student who died after being gang-raped identified Tuesday the bus on which the attack took place as he testified in the trial of five adults accused of her murder.</p> <p>The 28-year-old, confined to a wheelchair as a result of injuries sustained in the attack, confirmed that a white bus was the vehicle on which the deadly assault took place on December 16, his father told AFP.</p> <p>"Yes, my son could identify the bus. The cross-examination is going to start now," said the father, whose son cannot be named for legal reasons.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/companion-india-gang-rape-victim-identifies-bus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Crimes Sex crimes AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:01:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746286 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Recorded rape offences across the globe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/factbox-recorded-rape-offences-across-the-globe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 6 (Reuters) - According to South African Police there were 64,514 sexual offences cases reported in 2011/12, or 127.5 per 100,000 of the population. For a full story click on</p> <p>Legal experts caution against comparisons of national crime and conviction rates because police procedures, methods of counting and recording and legal definitions of rape vary in different jurisdictions across the world.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/factbox-recorded-rape-offences-across-the-globe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender-based violence Rape Sex crimes Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:45:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747371 at http://www.globalpost.com Indian child sex victims 'mistreated, humiliated': HRW http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/indian-child-sex-victims-mistreated-humiliated-hrw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Child victims of sex assaults in India often find themselves humiliated by the police and mistreated by doctors when they pluck up the courage to report abuse, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.</p> <p>In a report released amid continuing anger at the handling of sex cases in the wake of a deadly gang-rape in Delhi, the rights watchdog said the authorities had to become more sensitive towards victims.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/indian-child-sex-victims-mistreated-humiliated-hrw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Gender-based violence Sex crimes Social Issues AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 14:16:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747584 at http://www.globalpost.com Morsi must put end to sexual violence in Egypt: Amnesty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/morsi-must-put-end-sexual-violence-egypt-amnesty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Amnesty International on Wednesday urged President Mohamed Morsi to take "drastic steps" to end sexual violence against women in Egypt, following harrowing tales of mob attacks around Cairo's Tahrir Square.</p> <p>"Horrific, violent attacks on women including rape in the vicinity of Tahrir Square demonstrate that it's now crucial President Morsi takes drastic steps to end this culture of impunity and gender-based discrimination, and for all political leaders to speak out," said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/morsi-must-put-end-sexual-violence-egypt-amnesty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Ethics Gender-based violence Sex crimes Social Issues AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:31:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747665 at http://www.globalpost.com Hundreds march in Cairo against sexual violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/hundreds-march-cairo-against-sexual-violence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hundreds of Egyptians marched Wednesday to demand an end to sexual violence against women, as Amnesty International urged an end to the culture of impunity following harrowing reports of mob attacks in Cairo.</p> <p>Men and women, holding huge flags of famous Egyptian female icons, marched from Sayyeda Zeinab mosque to Tahrir Square chanting against the interior ministry, which is accused of failing to bring perpetrators to justice.</p> <p>"The interior ministry are thugs!" the protesters chanted during the march under the slogan "The Street is Ours".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/hundreds-march-cairo-against-sexual-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Feminism Gender-based violence Sex crimes Social Issues AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:17:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747826 at http://www.globalpost.com Indian child sex victims 'mistreated, humiliated': HRW http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/indian-child-sex-victims-mistreated-humiliated-hrw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Child victims of sex assaults in India often find themselves humiliated by the police and mistreated by doctors when they pluck up the courage to report abuse, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.</p> <p>In a report released amid continuing anger at the handling of sex cases in the wake of a deadly gang-rape in Delhi, the rights watchdog said the authorities had to become more sensitive towards victims.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/indian-child-sex-victims-mistreated-humiliated-hrw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Gender-based violence Sex crimes Social Issues AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 06:00:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748487 at http://www.globalpost.com Outrage in South Africa over rape of teenager http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/outrage-south-africa-over-rape-teenager <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The rape and gruesome mutilation of a teenage girl in South Africa has sparked a rare outburst of anger in a country that often appears numb to sexual violence.</p> <p>Anine Booysen, 17, was found disembowelled at a construction site in the southwestern town of Bredasdorp at the weekend and later died in hospital.</p> <p>She reportedly lured away from her friends by a group of men and it suspected she was gang-raped, but police said Thursday they were still investigating. </p> <p>The case has shocked the nation where tales of sexual violence are commonplace. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/outrage-south-africa-over-rape-teenager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender-based violence Politics Rape Sex crimes Social Issues AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:16:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748817 at http://www.globalpost.com Outrage in South Africa over rape of teenage girl http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/outrage-south-africa-over-rape-teenage-girl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The rape and gruesome mutilation of a teenage girl in South Africa has sparked a rare outburst of anger in a country that often appears numb to sexual violence.</p> <p>Anine Booysen, 17, was found disembowelled at a construction site in the southwestern town of Bredasdorp at the weekend and later died in hospital.</p> <p>She was reportedly lured away from her friends by a group of men while walking home from a club and it is suspected she was gang-raped, but police said Thursday they were still investigating. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/outrage-south-africa-over-rape-teenage-girl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender-based violence Politics Rape Sex crimes Social Issues AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:15:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749100 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Recorded rape offences across the globe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/factbox-recorded-rape-offences-across-the-globe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 8 (Reuters) - Protesters gathered in the South African town of Bredasdorp on Friday to protest against a gang-rape and murder that has awakened public anger against such crimes. According to South African Police there were 64,514 sexual offences reported in 2011/12, or 127.5 per 100,000 people. Legal experts caution against comparisons of national crime and conviction rates because police procedures, methods of counting and recording and legal definitions of rape vary across the world.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/factbox-recorded-rape-offences-across-the-globe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender-based violence Rape Sex crimes Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:31:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5750197 at http://www.globalpost.com