Tag Archives: sexual assault

Article 308: Jordan to scrap marriage loophole for rapists

24 April 2017 From the sectionMiddle East A law which protected Jordan’s rapists from punishment if they married their victims looks set to be scrapped. The Jordanian cabinet revoked Article 308 on Sunday, after years of campaigning by women’s activists, … Continue reading

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AMP Dynamics Financial Services Northern Regional Scholarship

At an event on Tuesday 4th October, at the Te Ahu Centre Kaitaia, Ciaran Torrington was presented with the AMP Dynamics Financial Services Regional Scholarship. This was granted for the purpose to change beliefs about sexual violence, build support for … Continue reading

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Women Do What They Need To Do To Survive

BY JADE BLAIR Our preconceived notions about sexual assault have far-reaching, dangerous consequences.   Society MARCH 24, 2016 When I was eight, I was told that people wouldn’t respond if you shout the word “help.” Instead, you should shout “rape” or “fire.” … Continue reading

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Sisters facing rape as punishment

Monday, 31 August 2015 Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) women wing took out a protest against the recent gang rape and murder of two Dalit sisters in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh. Photo / Getty Images Two sisters in India were sentenced … Continue reading

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We support the “ONE IN 4”

I support the one in four: A campaign to raise empathy for sexual abuse survivors living in our community By Ciaran Torrington, Vice President Kaitaia BPW, NZ I come from a town in the Far North of New Zealand Aotearoa … Continue reading

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Exposed: Auckland’s child prostitutes

Friday, 19 June 2015 Some of the participants told Ms Thorburn they had been abused by organisations set up to assist them, with claims of sexual exploitation and sexual assault. Photo / Thinkstock A study has found that underage sex … Continue reading

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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation – February 6

 “Health systems and health professionals are essential to the wellbeing of societies. They provide credible, scientific and unbiased information that can help people protect themselves from violations of their rights. “ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon In Mauritania, the National Association of … Continue reading

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Managers set the tone of the workplace

SARAH TOWNSEND  Last updated 12:25 24/11/2014 Joseph Kelly SARAH TOWNSEND: ‘What is appropriate and acceptable in one workplace, might not be in another.’ Roger Sutton’s recent high-profile resignation from his position as chief executive at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Agency … Continue reading

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Sexist underbelly in the spotlight

The Roger Sutton case should be a lightning rod for change in how we treat each other. It highlights our country’s sexist underbelly. It demonstrates that: gender issues are complicated; the context within which things happen is important; and as a … Continue reading

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Editorial: Case shows failings

Monday, 03 November 2014 19 The widespread outrage over the Roast Busters under-age sex scandal has now given way to astonishment and annoyance that the alleged offenders will not be prosecuted. The widespread outrage over the Roast Busters under-age sex … Continue reading

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