July 17, 2014
by Julie Deisher
An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced nine men to prison for participating in mob sexual assaults in Tahrir Square during celebrations for the inauguration of Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi. The ruling comes a month after el-Sisi called for action to combat the rash of sexual assaults ...[read more]
April 23, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Migrant workers in Qatar face human rights abuse including forced labor, excessively long working hours, verbal harassment, and physical and sexual violence, according to an Amnesty International (AI) report released Wednesday. The report, entitled "Qatar: 'My sleep is my break': Exploitation of ...[read more]
April 17, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women Rashida Manjoo on Wednesday reported that despite many positive developments implemented by the UK government to combat and appropriately respond to violence against women, it still remains a prevalent issue that requires improved measures by the ...[read more]
May 31, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women Rashida Manjoo on Thursday urged the government of Bangladesh to address the prevalent acts of violence against women occurring in the country. Manjoo noted that while the most pervasive form of violence against women in the country is domestic ...[read more]
October 15, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On October 15, 1991, the US Senate confirmed Clarence Thomas's nomination to serve as US Supreme Court Justice in place of retiring Justice Thurgood Marshall. Justice Thomas's confirmation passed 52-48, the narrowest margin of a US Supreme Court confirmation in more than a century. The hearings ...[read more]
August 1, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The French National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously adopted a new sexual harassment law that criminalizes the act, imposing a punishment of up to three years in jail. The new law comes three months after the Constitutional Council of the French Republic ruled in May that the country's sexual ...[read more]
June 19, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On June 19, 2009, the US House of Representatives approved four articles of impeachment against Judge Samuel Kent of the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Kent wrote a letter of resignation to President Barack Obama earlier in June 2009 after becoming the first federal judge to ...[read more]
June 12, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Amnesty International (AI) called on Egypt Monday to investigate attacks on women protesters after a group of activists were violently assaulted last week. AI reported that a protest against sexual harassment turned violent on Friday when a large group of men moved in and began groping and ...[read more]
May 6, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Constitutional Council of the French Republic on Friday ruled that the country's sexual harassment law was unconstitutionally vague. In its decision, the council determined that since Article 222-33 of the French penal code does not provide any definition of sexual harassment, it cannot be ...[read more]
March 22, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On March 22, 2011, the Tel Aviv District Court sentenced Israeli ex-president, Moshe Katsav, to seven years in prison for sexually assaulting three women. One of the assaults occurred during his tenure as the minister of the Department of Tourism, and the others occurred during his term as ...[read more]

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