Take a look at @rnz_news’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/rnz_news/status/651848106162589697?s=09 He sought refuge in the embassy and was granted political asylum in August 2012, avoiding extradition to Sweden to be questioned on sexual assault allegations, which he denies. The Australian activist feared that if he set foot in Sweden he could then beContinue Reading

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2015/08/18/Homeless-women-find-sexual-violence-part-of-life-on-the-street/stories/201507130149 Abuse erodes women’s self-esteem and leaves them more vulnerable to exploitation if they manage to run away and end up homeless, said Judith Benitez, deputy director for transitional housing at the network, based in Washington, D.C. “It’s like a carousel,” she said. “It doesn’t matter what horse you getContinue Reading

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/airbnb-safety-sexual-assault-allegations-against-host-in-madrid-raise-questions-about-websites-responsibilities-10457992.html The experience of Jacob Lopez, 19, is one such example, after a stay with an Airbnb host left the teenager needing trauma therapy. After a successful stay using the firm in Brazil, Lopez decided to use the service again for a trip to the Spanish capital of Madrid. WhenContinue Reading

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2015/06/23/why-many-rape-victims-dont-fight-or-yell/ Freezing occurs when the amygdala – a crucial structure in the brain’s fear circuitry – detects an attack and signals the brainstem to inhibit movement. It happens in a flash, automatically and beyond conscious control. It’s a brain response that rapidly shifts the organism into a state of vigilanceContinue Reading

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=51196#.VYh_aqPcp1Q Meanwhile, UN investigator Rabiaa el-Gharani compared the “much higher and horrifying” level of violence in Iraq, citing the attacks on different villages like the one last August on a large group of Yazidi women, to the more “individual cases” of rape and sexual violence reported in Syria at check-points,Continue Reading

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=51202#.VYh-TaPcp1T In an effort to boost the global fight against the horrors faced by women and girls in zones of conflict worldwide, the United Nations General Assembly today approved by consensus a new resolution to commemorate 19 June as the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.Continue Reading

How can you intervene to stop a bad situation going up sh*tcreek? http://t.co/NjgOrAD3hP #RoastBusters — Stop Sexual Violence (@AreYouThatSome1) October 30, 2014 So what exactly is bystander intervention? Simply put, it’s when someone interrupts a potentially harmful situation. That includes stopping actions or comments that promote sexual violence, experts say.Continue Reading

Malaysian diplomat lands in NZ to face court http://t.co/SU2vI3tCQt — Stuff.co.nz News (@NZStuff) October 24, 2014 News media at Kuala Lumpur International Airport told Stuff that Muhammad Rizalman bin Ismail went through a “special entrance” onto his flight. Rizalman was arrested on May 10, and charged by Wellington police withContinue Reading