August 13, 2014

Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, associate and acting general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), has expressed solidarity with those seeking justice for women who suffered from sexual slavery imposed by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.

Phiri expressed these views in a letter to the Korean Council for Comfort Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan – War & Women's Human Rights Museum, as part of a global action on the second International Memorial Day for the “comfort women” observed on 14 August.

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Press Release
8-8-14

EEOC Sues MountainKing Potatoes for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

Supervisors Harassed Female Farmworkers Over Period of Time, Then Punished Them for Complaining, Federal Agency Charges

LONDON/NEW YORK, 22 July 2014 – The UK Government and UNICEF are hosting today a first-ever Girl Summit to rally support for much faster progress to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage – two practices that affect millions of girls across the globe.

UNICEF data released today show that while prevalence has decreased slightly over the past three decades, rates of progress need to be scaled up dramatically, simply to offset population growth in the countries where the practices are most common.

Press Release

From: Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street, Department for International Development, Home Office, The Rt Hon David Cameron MP, The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP and + others
Published: 22 July 2014


The government will today announce new action and funding to protect millions of girls from female genital mutilation and forced marriage.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator and former sex crimes prosecutor Claire McCaskill today released the results of a first-of-its-kind national survey on campus sexual assaults—results McCaskill said must serve as a “wakeup call” to the nation’s institutions of higher learning.

The massive survey of schools demonstrates a disturbing failure by many institutions to comply with the law and with best practices in how they handle sexual violence against students—failures which affect nearly every stage of the institutions’ responses to sexual violence.

From: UK Department for International Development and the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP

The Prime Minister will host a major event in July to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM) and early and forced marriage both domestically and internationally.

Both early and forced marriage and FGM are deep rooted cultural practices which violate the rights of girls and women both in this country and overseas.

Press Release
Pennsylvania Attorney General
June 23, 2014

 

HARRISBURG - A review of the Jerry Sandusky investigation  released today by Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane confirmed that the investigation took too long because of crucial missteps and inexplicable delays in bringing a serial child molester to justice. The facts in the report show:

Military Sexual Trauma: Improvements Made, but VA Can Do More to Track and Improve the Consistency of Disability Claim Decisions

GAO-14-477: Published: Jun 9, 2014. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 2014.

What GAO Found

Press Release

Published 11 June 2014

The Foreign Secretary William Hague and Special Envoy Angelina Jolie launch Protocol to increase prosecutions for sexual violence in conflict.

The overwhelming majority of perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict are not held to account for the crimes they commit. This has led to a global culture of impunity for warzone rape.

By U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry
June 9, 2014

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