[Svrilist] SV in the News: 30 05 2008

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Fri May 30 10:02:59 SAST 2008


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To follow is a list of newspaper articles and other stories on sexual
violence from across the globe. If you would like to suggest resources
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Sexual Violence in the News:

French couple labeled 'a devil with two faces'
Sydney Morning Herald, 30 May 2008
A FRENCH serial killer known as the "Ogre of Ardennes" has been
convicted with his wife over the rape and murder of seven young women in
one of the most disturbing trials France has witnessed in years.
http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/french-couple-labelled-a-devil-with-two
-faces/2008/05/29/1211654219610.html

Campaign Intensifies Against Female Genital Mutilation
The News Online, 30 May 2008
A major campaign intended to curb the old-age practice of female genital
mutilation has intensified in the country with the Women and Children
Desk of the Inter-religious Council of Liberia (IRCL) taking the lead in
the campaign.
http://www.thenews.com.lr/story.php?record_id=3407&sub=News

Teacher urged teen to treat her 'like sex slave'
Sydney Morning Herald, 30 May 2008
A female teacher who allegedly told a 15-year-old male student to treat
her like a sex slave has been charged with sexually penetrating a child.
http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/teacher-charged-with-sex-offences/20
08/05/30/1211654297524.html

Man convicted of child's rape jailed for 11 years
Stuff.co.nz, 29 May 2008
A "flag of hope" in his pre-sentence report kept a 43-year-old sex
offender from being sent to the High Court where a more serious sentence
could be imposed.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/4564798a12855.html

Sexual Slavery Charges for DRC Cases Scrapped
Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 29 May 2008
International Criminal Court, ICC, prosecutors have dropped all sexual
violence charges in relation to conflict in the Democratic Republic of
Congo, DRC, because of an internal disagreement over witness protection.
http://www.iwpr.net/?p=acr&s=f&o=344835&apc_state=henh

Woman forced into vice by boyfriend
The New Straits Time, Malaysia, 29 May 2008
KUCHING: A 27-year-old woman from Kuantan lodged a report yesterday
claiming that her Sarawakian boyfriend had forced her into prostitution
for the past six years. 
http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Thursday/National/2252868/Article
/index_html

Hamburg 'honour killing' suspect now faces rape inquiry
The Local, Germany, 29 May 2008
The 23-year-old Afghan-German arrested in the suspected honour killing
of his 16-year-old sister last week is now under investigation for rape,
police said on Thursday.
http://www.thelocal.de/12171/20080529/

Tents of shame
The Times, 28 May 2008
The Times has learnt that a 13-year-old girl from the DR Congo narrowly
escaped being raped by a security guard at a refugee shelter at the
weekend.
http://www.thetimes.co.za/News/Article.aspx?id=774254

Man jailed over baby abuse images 
BBC News, 28 May 2008
A man who photographed himself sexually abusing a baby girl has been
jailed for two years.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/7424409.stm

DA: Fast Track Child Protection Register
Independent Online, 28 May 2008
The Democratic Alliance on Wednesday called on government to fast track
the implementation of the Child Protection Register to prevent people
convicted of crimes against children to work with minors in any
capacity.
http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?from=rss_South%20Africa&set_id=1&click_id
=13&art_id=nw20080528122841235C507352

Rape charge man appears in court 
BBC News, 28 May 2008
A 68-year-old man charged with raping and sexually assaulting a
12-year-old girl in Jersey has appeared in court for a second time. 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/jersey/7423374.stm

Report: Sexual and verbal abuse of pupils by teachers
Trinidad and Tobago Express, 28 May 2008
A STUDY on youth violence and sexual behaviour in some junior secondary
schools has sparked fresh concerns about the school system. 
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/index.pl/article_news?id=161329184

Charity: Aid workers raping, abusing children 
CNN International 27 May 2008
Humanitarian aid workers and United Nation peacekeepers are sexually
abusing small children in several war-ravaged and food-poor countries, a
leading European charity has said.
http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/05/27/charity.aidworkers/?imw=Y
&iref=mpstoryemail

Rape Hobbles Bush Administration Policies
Truthout, 26 May 2008
Sexual assaults and rapes by US military in Japan lead to a major
international incident.
http://www.truthout.org/article/rape-hobbles-bush-administration-policie
s

Female soldiers know: Sexual assault can lead to PTSD
Anchorage Daily News, 26 May 2008
Last month I attended a presentation on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,
or PTSD, at the Anchorage Veterans Administration Clinic. 
http://www.adn.com/opinion/compass/story/417835.html

Sex Abuse in the Name of Religion Isn't a Lifestyle -- It's Sex Abuse
Alternet, 23 May 2008
In the world of the FLDS, "spiritual marriage" between older men and
underage girls -- what the law defines as rape -- is given the stamp of
religious approval. 
http://www.alternet.org/sex/86130/

Women left for dead-and the man who's saving them
Pambazuka News, 22 May 2008
In the Congo, where tens of thousands of women are brutally raped every
year, Dr. Denis Mukwege repairs their broken bodies and souls. 
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/comment/48328

Ninety Percent of Adolescent Girls Experience Sexual Harassment
Feminist Daily News, 20 May 2008
A study released this month reports that 90 percent of girls between the
ages of 12 and 18 reported experiencing sexual harassment. 
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=11031



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