Sexual violence survivor’s journey to justice | Al Jazeera Close Up

After experiencing sexual violence, Vasilisa Komarova succeeds in getting justice through determination. In 2015, Vasilisa Komarova, 39, set off on a lifelong dream: motorcycling off-road across the Americas. Komarova, started in Cuba, then headed for Chile and began to make her way up the Americas to Alaska. It was a dream inspired by growing up … Read more Sexual violence survivor’s journey to justice | Al Jazeera Close Up

Limbo, Stand up for Women and Peace! GRAND PRIX Animations category of Health for All Film Festival

The WHO introduces “Limbo” a story about a 19-year-old woman who is raped by her uncle, as part of their Health for All Film Festival 2020. “Limbo” tells the powerful story of a 19-year-old woman who is raped at home in Kayin State by her uncle. Initially pressured by her uncle to remain silent and … Read more Limbo, Stand up for Women and Peace! GRAND PRIX Animations category of Health for All Film Festival

New survey depicts ‘sad story’ and reality of NZ’s sexual violence victims

Tim Hampton of the Ministry of Justice says 85 per cent of sexual violence victims don’t believe it’s a crime. Start your day the right way with a combination of news, sport and entertainment. Weekdays from 6am on TVNZ 1 Get more at: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news On Demand – https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/breakfast Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Breakfaston1 Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/breakfaston1

Robert Jenrick announces £76m fund to charities to ‘support the most vulnerable ‘| Coronavirus

Robert Jenrick has announced that the Domestic Abuse Bill, which had its second reading in Parliament last week, will ensure that “the victims of domestic violence get the priority need status that they need to access local housing services much more easily”. He also announced a package of over £76 million – which he said … Read more Robert Jenrick announces £76m fund to charities to ‘support the most vulnerable ‘| Coronavirus

Robert Jenrick announces £76m support package for abuse victims affected by lockdown

Robert Jenrick, the communities secretary, has announced an extra £76m to support survivors of domestic and sexual abuse who have been affected by the coronavirus lockdown. Admitting the measures have been ‘a nightmare’ for victims trapped at home with abusers, Jenrick said the money would be used to provide more safe spaces and accommodation for … Read more Robert Jenrick announces £76m support package for abuse victims affected by lockdown

Music that Heals: Tatiana’s Story

One of the oldest and most atrocious weapons of war is rape, but now the courage of survivors is creating a new transformation marked by healing, justice and peace. Ten years ago, Tatiana Mukanire survived a horrifically brutal crime – and today she proves that nothing is stronger than the human spirit. “I got my … Read more Music that Heals: Tatiana’s Story

India hangs four men over 2012 Delhi bus gang rape and murder

Four men convicted of raping and murdering a student in India have been executed. They attacked the 23-year-old physiotherapy student on a bus in New Delhi in 2012 then left her to die on a road. The case set off mass protests in the country, which has one of the highest cases of sexual violence … Read more India hangs four men over 2012 Delhi bus gang rape and murder

How can the ICC investigate possible war crimes in Afghanistan? | Inside Story

The International Criminal Court has authorised an investigation into accusations of war crimes in Afghanistan. An appeal by the ICC’s chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda was approved after being rejected last year. Allegations of atrocities committed by U-S soldiers, the Taliban and Afghan forces will be investigated. The torture of prisoners, sexual violence and the indiscriminate … Read more How can the ICC investigate possible war crimes in Afghanistan? | Inside Story

Better care needed for sexual violence victims in justice system, leading academic says

Law professor Elisabeth McDonald shared her recommendations with Breakfast. Start your day the right way with a combination of news, sport and entertainment. Weekdays from 6am on TVNZ 1 Get more at: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news On Demand – https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/breakfast Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Breakfaston1 Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/breakfaston1

Femicides and child funeral in mexico

Thousands in Mexico City came out to demand justice for, and to lay to rest, a seven-year-old girl. Fatima was abducted on Feburary 11, and then tortured and murdered. Her case has created national outrage and added to an ongoing movement protesting the abuse and killing of women and girls in Mexico. An average of … Read more Femicides and child funeral in mexico

Plan B Debate: An Epidemiological Approach from Catholic Voices

It can seem that the Catholic Church opposes the recent attempts to increase access to the morning-after pill due to nothing more than religious dogma (as Terry Sanderson commented earlier). I can understand how this attitude pervades when biblical grounds are the sole means of justification. What is lacking here is the clarity and support … Read more Plan B Debate: An Epidemiological Approach from Catholic Voices

Nepali Goverment Declares Schools “Zones of Peace”

The Nepali government has declared that educational institutions are now “peace zones”. A Cabinet meeting on Wednesday 25th May 2011 took the decision for all school and college buses in the country to display a uniform colour to alert Nepalis to their protected status. All of the school buses will bear the same colour, which … Read more Nepali Goverment Declares Schools “Zones of Peace”

Haiti: Rape & Sexual Violence Has Increased Since Earthquake

According to a report by human rights group, Amnesty International, sexual violence and rapes have increased since the earthquake in Haiti a year ago, on 11 January 2010. With many of the Haitian population still living in makeshift camps, there is an environment where attacks on girls and women are frequent, Amnesty says, with attacks … Read more Haiti: Rape & Sexual Violence Has Increased Since Earthquake