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Stopping One Man to Save Thousands

John Prendergast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Prendergast

For more than two decades, the United States has attempted piecemeal solutions to addressing the scourge of the Lord's Resistance Army.

South Africa Rape Study: 1 In 4 Men Admit Rape

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

One in four men in South Africa admitted to raping someone and many confessed to attacking multiple victims, according to a new study conducted by the...

Busted, Pentagon: Why The Photos Probably Do Show Detainees Sodomized and Raped

Naomi Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Naomi Wolf

Is systemic sex crime practiced by the US in a consequence of the lawlessness of "the war on terror" surprising to those of us who work on issues of sexual abuse and war? It is totally predictable.

Irish Church School Victims Angry That Abusers Not Named In Report

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBLIN — Child-abuse activists warned Thursday that Ireland failed to learn the lessons from decades of unchecked brutality inside Catholic Chur...

Irish Reform Schools: Thousands Beaten, Raped

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBLIN — After a nine-year investigation, a commission published a damning report Wednesday on decades of rapes, humiliation and beatings at Cat...

Making Rape Victims Pay

Sarah Tofte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Tofte

Receiving a bill in the mail for basic police work represents an unacceptable but still too common truth - that the criminal justice system has a lot to learn about how it deals with rape victims.

Surviving Within: Helen Benedict Uncovers the Harsh Realities of Women in the Military

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christian Avard

Their seclusion, combined with the military's history of gender discrimination and the uniquely challenging conditions in Iraq, has resulted in a mounting epidemic of sexual abuse, physical degeneration, and emotional distress.

Webcam Leads To Arrest Of Canadian Woman For Sexual Assault On Child, Dog

Globe & Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A woman in Lakeshore, Ont., has been charged with sexually assaulting her young child and dog and broadcasting the acts over the Internet via a webcam...

Philippines: US Marine Rape Conviction Overturned

AP | TERESA CEROJANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MANILA, Philippines — A Philippine court overturned the rape conviction of a U.S. Marine whose case became a rallying point for activists demand...

John Worboys, London Cab Driver, Jailed Indefinitely For Sexually Assaulting Female Passengers

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A London taxi driver has been jailed indefinitely for drugging and sexually assaulting female passengers in the back of his cab....

Child Porn Ring Broken Up By Germany

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Police in Germany have said they have broken up a child pornography network suspected of involving around 9,000 people in more than 90 countries....

British Priest Admits Abusing Young Boys

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Catholic priest has admitted sexually assaulting three young boys in County Durham during the 1980s....

Brazil: Abortion Debate Flares Amid Widespread Abuse Of Girls

nytimes.com | ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SÃO PAULO, Brazil -- The waiting room at Pérola Byington Hospital resembles a small day care center many days. Young girls play on the cold tile flo...

'Italian Fritzl' Arrested With Son For Enslaving Daughter: Police

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An Italian man from Turin has been arrested for sexually abusing his daughter for over 25 years and encouraging his son to do the same. This case has...

Kirk Reid, Serial Sex Offender, Found Guilty

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A serial sex attacker who targeted lone women in south London over a six-year period has been found guilty of rape and sexual assault....

One Congolese Woman Uses Radio As A Weapon Against Rape

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kelly Nuxoll

As newspapers crumble in the U.S., radio is flourishing in the Congo. It's not a tactic to keep the media in business, however; it's a weapon, and women are the unlikely ones wielding it.

Moshe Katsav Charged With Rape

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav was indicted Thursday on rape and other sexual offense charges, after calling off a plea deal ...

Josef Fritzl Sentenced To Life

AP | VERONIKA OLEKSYN and WILLIAM J. KOLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ST. POELTEN, Austria — Josef Fritzl was sentenced to life in a psychiatric ward Thursday for one of Austria's most notorious crimes: Locking his...

Fritzl Of Mumbai: Businessman Allegedly Raped Daughter For 9 Years Under Occultist's Orders

The Times of India | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MUMBAI: In a shocking case, a man allegedly raped his daughter repeatedly over a span of nine years at the behest of an occultist, who said the act wo...

Josef Fritzl Pleads Guilty To All Counts On Third Day Of Trial

AP | VERONIKA OLEKSYN and WILLIAM J. KOLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ST. POELTEN, Austria — Josef Fritzl abruptly pleaded guilty to all of the charges against him Wednesday _ a surprising twist amid disclosures th...

Josef Fritzl Trial: Jurors View Video Of Daughter's Testimony On Day 2

AP | VERONIKA OLEKSYN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ST. POELTEN, Austria — The woman who bore seven children through incest and was allegedly locked in a squalid dungeon for 24 years confronted he...

Josef Fritzl Pleads Guilty To Incest, Not To Murder (SLIDESHOW)

AP | VERONIKA OLEKSYN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ST. POELTEN, Austria — An Austrian who fathered seven children with a daughter he held captive for 24 years refused to even speak to her for yea...

If a Woman Gets Raped in the Congo and No One Chooses to Hear it, Did it Happen?

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

10 things you can do right now, today, tonight, from your own home that don't involve money, to end the widespread, brutal violence against women in the Congo and throughout the world.

Rape A Growing Program Around Globe: Doctors Without Borders

AP | CELEAN JACOBSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — More needs to be done to deal with an epidemic of rape in the world's conflict zones and to help victimized women, Doctors Withou...

Italy Passes Emergency Rape Law To Crack Down On Sexual Violence

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Italy's government has rushed through a decree to crack down on sexual violence and illegal immigration after a spate of rapes blamed on foreigners. ...