David Cameron has said that he does not want his daughter to grow up in a world where other young girls are victims of female genital mutilation.

In an emotional speech at the Girl Summit 2014, the Prime Minister said his 10-year-old daughter Nancy was “not that much younger” than the many of thousands of children living in Britain who have been cut and scared.

Former congressman Todd Akin (R-M0.) said Thursday that he used a poor choice of words in 2012 when he suggested "legitimate rape" rarely causes pregnancy, but stood by his argument, asserting that he should have used slightly different wording.

To read full article, visit this Washington Post link.

Sixty-four percent of researchers, most often women, in anthropology, archaeology, geology and other scientific disciplines have experienced sexual harassment during field research, according to a survey of about 600 men and women published in the journal PLOS ONE. Twenty percent reported they were victims of sexual assault in the field.

The alleged rape of Jada, a 16-year-old girl from Houston, TX, has become an internet meme. Photos of the girl, splayed on the floor, pantsless and unconscious, circulated on the internet following a night at a friend's house party, where Jada says she was drugged.

Some Twitter users were quick to mock her, posting pictures of themselves mimicking the way Jada was passed out on the floor using #JadaPose.

To read full article, visit this Al Jazeera America link.

The ACLU and four other immigrants rights groups issued a complaint, Tuesday, detailing reports of what they call systemic abuse against unaccompanied immigrant children by Customs and Border Protection Officials and called on the Department of Homeland Security to put a stop to it.

To read full article, visit this Daily Beast link.

The epidemic of sexual violence on college campuses is both rampant and vexingly difficult to tame. A new congressional study out this month found that more than 40 percent of colleges have not conducted a single sexual violence investigation in the past five years.

Monday, hundreds of college administrators from around the nation are gathering at Dartmouth College for a summit on how to get a handle on this problem.

To read full article, visit this WBUR Radio Boston link.

New Delhi, India (CNN) -- When a 14-year-old girl was pulled from her home, dragged to a nearby forest and raped, police revealed the assault was ordered by the head of her village in India.

The horrific case, which took place last week, has once again shed light on local councils, called panchayats, which wield significant power in rural villages throughout India and can dole out punishment with impunity.

To read full article, visit this CNN link.

Dozens of colleges around the country are not investigating sexual assault cases on campus, and a significant number are giving oversight of incidents involving athletes to school athletic departments, according to a major survey released Wednesday.

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), the chair of the Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight, commissioned the report, which is the first of its kind. The survey was distributed to 350 colleges and universities, and the subcommittee received 236 responses from a variety of schools across the country.

A bipartisan group of senators grilled the head of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Wednesday after a survey revealed many colleges allow their athletic departments to oversee sexual assault cases involving student athletes.

Barbara Blaine, outreach director of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests or SNAP disagrees.  Even though SNAP, now 25 years old, is the most widely recognized global support group for clerical victims with more than 18,000 members, no one from their leadership was invited to meet with Francis.


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