(RNS) — If we can use a softer label or somehow chalk sexual violence up to lust or hormones or a woman’s seduction, those who defend or cover up for clergy sexual abuse are off the hook.
LINDAU, Germany (RNS) — Two women, one an activist and a survivor of sexual assault and the other a criminologist and university professor, are working on an initiative they hope could change the way rape is treated in the developing world.
(RNS) — The doctor has dedicated his award to women all over the world harmed by conflict and suffering violence every day.
(RNS) — Americans need to be able to wrestle with complicated situations in a nonpartisan way instead of being pressured into false choices.
(RNS) — Lack of education and a culture of submission create an environment ripe for abuse, says the founder of the nonprofit Amish Heritage Foundation.
(AP) — McKenna Denson was ushered away from the podium at the Mormon church shortly after she began talking during a monthly segment in Mormon services when church members are invited to share their testimony.
UKHIA, Bangladesh (AP) — Interviews with 29 women and girls now in Bangladesh bolster the U.N.’s contention that Myanmar’s armed forces are systematically employing rape as a ‘calculated tool of terror’ aimed at exterminating the Rohingya people.
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A jury on Friday sentenced an 85-year-old former priest to life in prison for the 1960 killing of a schoolteacher and former beauty queen who was a member of the parish he served.
(RNS) — The suspect was charged with murder and rape, but some wonder why he was not also charged with a hate crime.
(RNS) Yuan is recognized as one of the leading preachers and theologians for the global Chinese Christian community, which has at least 70 million Christians and more overseas.
Mormon women, especially at LDS-owned schools, continue to be bombarded with the notion that they are at least partially responsible for sexual assaults.
(RNS) Consent is not only part of the story -- it’s the cornerstone of the story.
Mothers should not have the right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, Carson said, just as slave owners did not have the right to do whatever they wanted to their slaves.
NEWARK, N.J. – Asked if he realized he was committing a crime by having sex with a 15-year-old boy when he was 40, the priest said, "I just came fr (sic) my country and really in Ecuador a person at 15 years old is not consider (sic) so innocent."
ASUNCION (Reuters) An 11-year-old rape victim gave birth in Paraguay on Thursday after being denied termination of her pregnancy by doctors and judicial officials, stoking the debate over abortion in the overwhelmingly Catholic country.
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