A former New Hampshire prep school senior was found not guilty of raping a 15-year-old freshman days before graduation during an unofficial tradition at the elite school known as a “senior salute”.

Right now, Callisto is only being used by two colleges in its pilot programs: the University of San Francisco and Pomona College. But the developers hope it will expand to more universities, and even address workplace sexual harassment or sexual assault in the military.

To read full article, visit this Boston Globe link.

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombian women's rights groups urged the government to step up investigations of sexual violence committed by state security forces during a half century of war and ensure such crimes are addressed in any peace accord.

To read full article, visit this New York Times link.

Activists have organized numerous events this week to mark the 500 days of the disappearance of the more than 200 girls. They included Muslim and Christian prayer services, a tree planting ceremony and a march through Abuja.

The ordeal began when Boko Haram fighters stormed the Government Secondary School in the remote town of Chibok in Borno State on April 14, 2014.

To read full article, visit this Deutsche Welle link.

Each Wednesday morning, about a dozen women gather to talk about health, sex and relationships. They range in age from their mid-20s to their late 50s. Two of them are in wheelchairs.

The women have developmental or intellectual disabilities, and for many of them, this is the first time they've had any sort of sex education. A new program is using the arts to teach women with such disabilities how to have meaningful relationships while protecting themselves from all-too-common sexual abuse.

CONCORD, N.H. — The 16-year-old girl sat on the witness stand, her hair pulled back. She tried to speak steadily as she told a jury about the night when a ritual at St. Paul’s — an elite boarding school here — turned into what she described as a shocking sexual assault.

To read full article, visit this New York Times link. This article contains disturbing content that may be triggering for some readers.

Women who have been raped after a night of drinking are just as likely to remember key details about their attackers as victims who were sober, a study has found.

The study – which has potential ramifications for the way police investigate sexual attacks – suggested that police and prosecutors could secure convictions based on recollections of intoxicated victims.

Claiming the Quran’s support, the Islamic State codifies sex slavery in conquered regions of Iraq and Syria and uses the practice as a recruiting tool.

To read full article, visit this New York Times link. This article contains disturbing content that may be triggering for some readers.

A new push against what the U.N. secretary-general calls the "cancer" of peacekeeper sexual misconduct, after the issue flared again last week, has a troubling weakness: Countries' lack of interest in prosecuting their troops who serve in U.N. missions, even though the responsibility is theirs alone.

To read full article, visit this Associated Press link.

HELSINKI — Swedish prosecutors on Thursday dropped cases of lesser sexual misconduct against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange but said they still want to question him on accusations of rape made after his visit to Stockholm five years ago.

To read full article, visit this New York Times link.

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