Female journalists have made huge strides in recent years, but continue to face gender-specific risks [EPA] London, UK - Our job as journalists carries with it an inherent risk that affects us all, irrespective of our gender or ethnic background, because we go to places and events that people are trying to get away from: disaster [...]
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On the front lines with female journalists Practising journalism carries inherent risks, but female journalists still have to deal with gender-specific issues.
Military sexual assault and rape ‘epidemic’ Studies suggest as many as one in three female soldiers are raped during their US military service.
As many as one in three women in the US military are raped during their service, studies suggest [GALLO/GETTY] “My experience reporting military sexual assault was worse than the actual assault,” says Jessica (a pseudonym for her protection), a former marine officer and Iraq veteran who left the military because of her command’s poor [...]
Child rape is one of the fastest growing crimes in Jamaica [Photo: Thomas Devenishek] When a jury acquitted a Jamaican-born American pastor of carnal abuse charges in June, outraged islanders were forced to recognise that cultural norms seem to be promoting the sexual abuse of young girls. Just over two years ago, in June 2009, [...]
Earlier this year a house subcommittee held a hearing focused on sexual assault and violence against women in the military and at the academies [Getty] Sexual assault within the ranks of the military is not a new problem. It is a systemic problem that has necessitated that the military conduct its own annual reporting on the [...]
The Dominique Strauss-Kahn Rorschach Test By David Swanson http://warisacrime.org/node/58337 There’s a great deal of disappointment, even distress, in the air as news spreads that Dominique Strauss-Kahn might not be charged with rape (or attempted rape, or sexual assault). He’s guilty, the victim’s character is being attacked in order to protect him, and the Culture of [...]
IMF board split on how to react to Dominique Strauss-Kahn detention Lawyers for International Monetary Fund seek clarification from managing director amid clamour for his resignation Share5 Dominic Rushe in New York guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 18 May 2011 18.34 BST Article history The IMF, whose managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn is being held at Rikers Island (above), [...]
Why They Hated Dominique Bankers Cheer as IMF Head Faces Sexual Assault Charges By MIKE WHITNEY Dominique Strauss-Kahn is effectively finished as a political force, even if he doesn’t draw a guilty verdict in New York, where a 32-year-old maid says she was attacked and forced to perform oral sex on him. He’s finished as [...]
IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn‘s arrest puts debt talks in crisis Charges of sexual assault and attempted rape threaten to create a leadership vacuum at the overseer of the global economy Share50 Angelique Chrisafis in Paris, Dominic Rushe in New York and Helena Smith in Athens guardian.co.uk, Sunday 15 May 2011 20.52 BST Article history IMF head Dominique [...]
IMF head arrested in New York inShare38 Share this Digg Email Print International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn pauses at a news conference during the spring IMF-World Bank meetings in Washington April 16, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Yuri Gripas Related News Drip, drip from the euro debt crisis Fri, May 13 2011 Special report: [...]
‘SlutWalk’: Is the loaded protest title effective or offensive? Globe and Mail Update Published Wednesday, May. 11, 2011 2:12AM EDT Last updated Thursday, May. 12, 2011 3:15AM EDT 202 comments Email Print/License Decrease text sizeIncrease text size SlutWalk, the in-your-face response to violence against women that began with a march in Toronto, has gone viral, inspiring plans [...]
Julian Assange claims WikiLeaks is more accountable than governments WikiLeaks founder defends organisation in his first formal public appearance since being arrested over sexual assault allegations Share78 Esther Addley guardian.co.uk, Saturday 9 April 2011 22.48 BST Article history WikiLeaks ‘is more responsive than a government that is elected after sourcing money from big business every [...]