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In Myanmar, a Nonprofit Icon Enjoyed Foreign Funding Despite Allegations of Sexual Abuse

The alleged failure by the US embassy and a UN agency to prevent abuses reflects systemic gaps in safeguarding mechanisms, that are common within local nonprofits in the developing world.


1 in 16 Women Report Their First 'Sexual' Experiences Were Rape or Assault

Extrapolated to the whole U.S. population, this would mean 3.3 million women have experienced "forced sexual initiation."


My Rape Case Was Dropped – I'm Not Surprised Conviction Rates Are Low

Rape prosecutions in England are at their lowest level in a decade. I'm not exactly shocked.


How Male Rape Survivors Grapple with Their Masculinity

From beefing up in the gym to pummeling drink and drugs, male-on-male assault creates specific ripple effects.


India’s Supreme Court Says Not All Sex With a Failed Promise to Marry Is Rape

In April 2019, the Supreme Court had passed a verdict saying that sex between consenting adults based on a false promise of marriage will be considered rape. Now it clarifies it’s not rape unless false promise is proven.


Inmates Take Justice Into Their Own Hands By Welcoming Serial Rapist to Jail With a Beating

An Indonesian inmate who raped his daughter 50 times in the past four years earned himself quite a welcome in prison.


Indian Movie Theatres Are Going to Screen Ads to Educate People About Child Sexual Assault

This comes in response to an “alarming rise” in child rape cases around the country.


An Indonesian Rape Victim Is Cleared of Illegal Abortion Charges

The 15-year-old was earlier jailed for terminating her pregnancy, outraging human rights activists.


Indian Rape Laws Cannot Be Gender-Neutral, Says Central Government

The Ministry of Home Affairs took a tough stand and acknowledged that victims of sexual harassment in India are mostly women, and the perpetrators, mostly men.


Japan’s Outdated Sexual Assault Laws Are Leading to Unjust Rape Acquittals

According to a century-old Japanese law, a crime isn’t considered rape unless the woman tried to fight back.


This Indian Minister Isn’t Sure if Married Women Can Be Sexually Abused

After being asked about the murder of a two-year-old girl, an Indian Minister went on a tangent to speak out about the “different nature” of rape if it involves a married woman.


Ranking The Worst Sexist Comments President Duterte Has Made About Women

From calling women bitches at a female empowerment event, to flirting with the Vice President at a typhoon commemoration, here are the 7 worst comments the Philippine leader has made about women.