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British Celebrity Baker Urges Girls To Speak Out If Sexually Abused

British Celebrity Baker Urges Girls To Speak Out If Sexually Abused

One of Britain’s best-known celebrity chefs, Nadiya Hussain, on Sunday spoke of the mental health issues she had struggled with since being sexually abused as a young girl and urged others girls facing the same ordeal to speak out. Hussain, who shot to fame after winning top-rating TV show “The Great British Bake Off” in […]

Sexual Harassment Goes Beyond BBC’s ‘Sex For Grades’ Report

Sexual Harassment Goes Beyond BBC’s ‘Sex For Grades’ Report

The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Mrs Cynthia Morrison has called for a broader discussion on issues of sexual harassment since it is not a phenomenon limited to tertiary schools in the country. According to her, issues of sexual harassment went beyond the recent expose’ by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), which sought […]

UK Universities Roll Out Consent Courses To Tackle Harassment

UK Universities Roll Out Consent Courses To Tackle Harassment

How do you teach university students about sexual consent? Train them, at least that’s the approach of most British universities seeking to stamp out harassment on campus, according to a survey released on Wednesday. Eight in ten universities surveyed said they had introduced new measures to tackle harassment and hate crime, including better information on […]

My Boss Is Obsessed With My Butt – Harassed Zimdef Woman Testifies

My Boss Is Obsessed With My Butt – Harassed Zimdef Woman Testifies

An employ with the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund, (ZIMDEF) has testified against her boss who was dragged to court over the indecent assault. ZIMDEF debt manager Leonard Rwambiwa was nailed in court yesterday after the complainant told magistrate Yeukai Chigodora that Rwambiwa Rwambiwa is obsessed with her butt, which she claimed he always talk about […]

After #MeToo, U.S. Women Seen Reporting Less Workplace Harassment

After #MeToo, U.S. Women Seen Reporting Less Workplace Harassment

#MeToo movement began in 2017 as a response to accusations of sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood From leering and unwanted touching to being asked for sexual favours, U.S. women say they suffer less sexual harassment in the workplace since #MeToo brought the issue to the fore, but sexism has increased, researchers said on Wednesday. […]

Britain To Ban ‘Gagging’ Clauses Used To Silence Harassment Victims

Britain To Ban ‘Gagging’ Clauses Used To Silence Harassment Victims

Confidentiality agreements have come under increased scrutiny in Britain amid the global ‘Me Too’ movement against sexual harassment and assault Britain will ban employees from using non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) that prevent victims of workplace harassment from speaking to police, lawyers and healthcare workers about their abuse. Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), also known as workplace “gagging clauses”, […]

Women Threaten To Sue Govt Over Alleged Harassment In Abuja

Women Threaten To Sue Govt Over Alleged Harassment In Abuja

Coalition of 63 women groups have threatened to sue the Federal Government over the constitutionality of the raids targeted against women in Abuja, if government fails to stop the harassment. The groups, which comprise women organisations, scholars, civil society and human rights activists, in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja by Programme Assistant of Project […]

Lloyd’s Of London Develops Action Plan To Address Sexual Harassment

Lloyd’s Of London Develops Action Plan To Address Sexual Harassment

Lloyd’s said it had introduced a number of policies, including sanctions and potential life bans on entering its City tower Lloyd’s of London has developed a plan of action to address reports of sexual harassment, it said on Tuesday. A Bloomberg News report last week highlighted issues of sexual harassment in the 330-year old insurance […]

UN Discloses Rise In Sex Abuse Cases, Ascribes It To Better Reporting

UN Discloses Rise In Sex Abuse Cases, Ascribes It To Better Reporting

There was a significant rise in reports of sexual exploitation and abuse involving United Nations staff and affiliates last year, the U.N. said in a report on Monday, ascribing the increase largely to an improved atmosphere and oversight. Just over 200 people reported sexual violence and exploitation at the hands of U.N. staff and personnel […]

Gang Rape And Murder Of 12-Year-Old Girl Sparks Outrage In Somalia

Gang Rape And Murder Of 12-Year-Old Girl Sparks Outrage In Somalia

Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region passed the country’s first Sexual Offences Law in 2016, which criminalises rape, sexual harassment and online sexual offences The gang rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl in Somalia has sparked outrage, demonstrations and calls for authorities to use a landmark 2016 law to secure justice, in a country where violence […]