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From victim to vehement educator

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Siti Aishah Hassan Hasri was first sexually assaulted at age eight. Then she was molested four times between the ages of 14 and 26. When she told her parents the first time it happened, they didn’t know how to handle the issue because the perpetrator was a close family friend.

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11.09.2018 | 12:57

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With new DNA labs, India tackles backlog of sexual assault cases

Indian women protest against the rape of the eight year old in Mandsaur, Madhaya Pradesh, in New Delhi on June 30, 2018.

Less than half of the more than 25,000 cases that go to labs each year are processed, while 20 percent of lab reports do not hold up in court due to contaminated evidence

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24.08.2018 | 14:50

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Almost a quarter of women experience online abuse and harassment

Online abuse against women has real life consequences including self-censorship and psychological damage. An international survey shows nearly one in four women have experienced such abuse, including physical threats.

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25.11.2017 | 12:41

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‘We need to change that girls are seen as objects’ to stop sexual violence, says UNICEF

At least 15 million girls have been victims of sexual violence, yet only 1 in 100 sought help, according to the UN’s children’s agency. Most children knew their abusers, says the report’s author Claudia Cappa.

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25.11.2017 | 11:28

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She asked for it or did she not?

Too many times I have been told to dress “right”. Often times I have been asked if I dressed a certain way to gain more “male attention” or to be more precise, to “tease men”. Every day, I am reminded that if I stay out too late, I could “invite trouble”. The list goes on.

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25.11.2017 | 9:58

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Different country different sexual harassment?

Does a sex joke constitute sexual assault? Or only if they grab your bottom? A survey shows that tolerance levels vary across Europe. EU countries deal differently with sexual harassment, and Germany often lags behind.

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14.11.2017 | 16:00

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‘How not to treat a woman,’ starring Harvey Weinstein, executive producer

Harvey Weinstein, (3rd from left) and Gwyneth Paltrow (4th from left) after receiving the Oscar for best picture for “Shakespeare In Love” during the 71st Annual Academy Awards Sunday, March 21, 1999

“I’m a famous guy,” he said. But fame, wealth and influence couldn’t protect this sexual predator from his insatiable appetite for helpless young starlets forever. He dangled the promises of a glamorous and successful career to lure and force himself on young, starry-eyed wannabe celebs. Hollywood, according to actress Mayiam Bialik, “rewards physical beauty and sex appeal above all else and profits from the mistreatment of women.”

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24.10.2017 | 14:48

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