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Social Media Abuse Drives Girls Off Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Social Media Abuse Drives Girls Off Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Online abuse is driving girls to quit social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, with nearly 60% experiencing harassment, a global study showed on Sunday. One in five girls and young women has abandoned or cut down on using a social media platform after being targeted, with some saying harassment started when they were […]

Netherlands Wants To Punish Silence On Sex Abuse In Closed Communities

Netherlands Wants To Punish Silence On Sex Abuse In Closed Communities

The Dutch government wants to prosecute members of private groups and communities who fail to report sexual abuse in their organisations, a move that comes after Jehovah’s Witnesses rejected demands to tackle the under-reporting of abuse. A 2019 report commissioned by the government to investigate sexual abuse involving Jehovah’s Witnesses found few cases were being […]

U.S. judge Rejects Settlement Of Harvey Weinstein Sexual Abuse Claims

U.S. judge Rejects Settlement Of Harvey Weinstein Sexual Abuse Claims

A U.S. judge on Tuesday rejected a proposed $18.9 million civil settlement for women who claimed they were subjected to sexual abuse and workplace harassment by the disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan said the preliminary settlement would be unfair to women who Weinstein raped or sexually abused because […]

Nigerian Campaigners Stage Protest Over Sexual Violence

Nigerian Campaigners Stage Protest Over Sexual Violence

Nigerian rights campaigners took to the streets of the capital Abuja on Friday to raise awareness about sexual violence in the West African country after a series of high-profile rape cases. #JusticeforUwa has trended on social media in the last week after Vera Uwaila Omosuwa, a 22-year-old student, died two days after she was raped […]

Murders Of Women In Mexico Rise Amid Fears Of Lockdown Violence

Murders Of Women In Mexico Rise Amid Fears Of Lockdown Violence

Almost 1,000 women were murdered in Mexico in the first three months of this year, according to government data, showing a spike in violence that combined with coronavirus lockdown measures, advocates say, puts women in double jeopardy. The rate was 8% higher than in the same period last year, according to the data. “The deadliest pandemic for […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Naked Abuse

LOUD WHISPERS: Naked Abuse

The COVID19 crisis has led to a reordering of our lives as we know it, at least for the foreseeable future. Many important events have had to be postponed. One of them is the public presentation of ‘Naked Abuse: Sex for Grades in African Universities’, written by Mr Olusegun Adeniyi, the acclaimed Public Analyst and […]

Three Men Lay Sex Abuse-Related Charges Against Former Senior Journalist Coenie Slabber

Three Men Lay Sex Abuse-Related Charges Against Former Senior Journalist Coenie Slabber

The three men who have accused former Rapport arts editor Coenie Slabber of sexually abusing them when they were boys, have laid criminal charges against him at the police’s Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) units in Cape Town. Writer and columnist Herman Lategan, as well as another alleged victim, Sam*, laid charges […]

Harvey Weinstein Rape Case May Turn On History Of Prior ‘Bad Acts’

Harvey Weinstein Rape Case May Turn On History Of Prior ‘Bad Acts’

A Manhattan jury’s verdict in the sexual assault trial of former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein may well hang on the testimony of three women whose accusations were not part of the underlying criminal case.   Jurors in Weinstein’s rape trial to begin deciding former producer’s fate Key moments from Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial Deliberations were […]

LA Opera To Investigate Sexual Misconduct Accusations Against Placido Domingo

LA Opera To Investigate Sexual Misconduct Accusations Against Placido Domingo

Domingo says the accusations by singers and others in the classical music world are inaccurate and deeply troubling The Los Angeles Opera said on Tuesday it will investigate accusations of sexual misconduct against Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, as two organizations cancelled planned appearances by him The Los Angeles Opera, where Domingo is general director, was […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Busola Moment

LOUD WHISPERS: The Busola Moment

Last week, all hell was let loose when Mrs Busola Dakolo, wife of popular singer Timi Dakolo went public with her allegations that she was raped when she was 17 by Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) Church. The details she revealed in her interview were shocking and heartbreaking. Predictably, sides were […]

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