The accusations against Julian Assange have brought forth a fancy new defense of abusive behavior, which is that condom sabotage isn’t that big a deal. In reality, birth control sabotage is a common and particularly scary form of abuse.
Porn actors should wear condoms as a rule; pushing personhood for fetuses in Florida doesn’t seem to be a winning idea; the number of premature infants being born in the U.S is decreasing; and a safe-sex flash mob?
Convicted of check fraud, a man was repeatedly raped and beaten in an Arkansas prison. He walked out with a death sentence — not handed down by a judge or jury, but by the corrections staff who failed to keep him safe.
Convicted of check fraud, a man was repeatedly raped and beaten in an Arkansas prison. As a result, he walked out of prison with a death sentence — not handed down by a judge or jury, but by the corrections staff who failed to keep him safe; Bryson contracted HIV because of the rapes.
A group of human rights advocates and attorneys fighting for the well-being and safety of Haitian women in the aftermath of January’s earthquake are calling on the global community to act swiftly to end sexual violence in the displacement camps.
Difficult realities of Haitian rape victims
Akimbo, the blog of the International Women’s Health Coalition blog, features Sin Nombre, a film about MDG #1, eradicating poverty and hunger globally.
Human Rights Watch recently released a report detailing reports and allegations of sexual abuse and assault in ICE detention facilities across the United States. Though this is not an exhaustive account, the report uses the information to reflect on why the abuse is occurring, what policies are being implemented in response and recommendations on how to stem the abuse going forward.
A bill to help law enforcement investigate sexual assaults and other crimes on Native American land is passed despite the objections of many Republicans.
After January’s earthquake, Haitian women are still fighting for their own lives and those of their children. But they are now experiencing high–and predictable–rates of rape and gender-based violence. Why is so little being done?