I admit it: I’m a liberal stereotype. I have no sense of humour. Or at least, there’s obviously something wrong with it.
The family planning world is meeting in London this week to make one straightforward request – give 120 million women in the world’s poorest countries access to contraception. Their reasoning is basic: ‘It’s mortality, stupid’.
One organisation is working to document, highlight and publicise sexualised violence in Syria.
The gaming industry’s legendarily deft touch has hit the news again this afternoon, with the news that Lara Croft is to gain a bit more of a personality in her upcoming game.
Last summer I travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to help establish the first free legal advice centre in Kinshasa. I arrived with grand aspirations and bags of enthusiasm. But it was short lived. It was not long before I discovered the vast sexual exploitation of young Congolese women at the hands of peace keeping troops, aid workers, non-governmental organisation employees and others acting on behalf of the international community.
Thousands of supporters for imprisoned footballer Ched Evans are calling for an immediate retrial on social media. But the crime for which he was convicted – rape – is a serious one. Users mus learn that social media is not a platform where posters can blur the boundaries between criminal activity and celebrity culture.
As what became known as the Asian grooming trial finally reached its sentencing stage this week, I found myself thinking back to the few days I had spent in the company of a half-dozen British-born Pakistanis. They were on the last leg of a tour, distributing aid from the UK-based charity Muslim Aid, in some [...]
How should a country respond when its police force is found wanting? That is the question Indian’s face after a sting-operation carried out by a leading magazine last week exposed widespread rape-denial among a senior stratum of India’s police force. If the media reaction is an index, all that this revelation could muster was a [...]
Last week Ched Evans, the leading goalscorer for Championship aspirants Sheffield United, was convicted of the rape of a 19-year old woman: a crime for which he received a five-year prison sentence. Evans’ friend, his team-mate Clayton McDonald, had brought the woman back to a hotel with him: McDonald had sexual intercourse with her, after which Evans did so. It was ruled that the woman was too drunk to have given Evans consent. McDonald was acquitted of the same charge.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is commonly associated with soldiers traumatised by war, but civilians also live with this harrowing mental condition.
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