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In a #MeToo moment, high-profile Hollywood trials play out in courtrooms
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In a #MeToo moment, high-profile Hollywood trials play out in courtrooms

The #MeToo movement is having another moment in the spotlight as high-profile sexual assault trials play out in courtrooms from coast to coast. Five years after allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein triggered a wave of sexual misconduct claims in Hollywood and beyond, he and “That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson are...

French porn industry in turmoil following shocking revelations of abuse
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French porn industry in turmoil following shocking revelations of abuse

Issued on: 18/10/2022 – 11:27 The French porn industry is facing its moment of reckoning. A two-year police investigation has blown the lid off widespread abuse of vulnerable women. A Senate report is now aiming to improve conditions by bringing about stricter controls. In this show, we meet three women who are trying to change...

UN marks 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl
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UN marks 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl

Issued on: 11/10/2022 – 16:32 The United Nations marks the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl on Tuesday, noting that while the issues facing girls internationally have received more attention over the past decade, there is still a long way to go.  In the past 10 years there has been increased attention – from governments,...

Father accused of pouring boiling hot water down 1-year-old's throat, authorities say – KOMO News
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Father accused of pouring boiling hot water down 1-year-old's throat, authorities say – KOMO News

Father accused of pouring boiling hot water down 1-year-old’s throat, authorities say  KOMO News Alabama man allegedly poured boiling water down baby’s throat while out on bond for domestic violence charge  Fox News Prichard man charged with pouring boiling water down his child’s throat – NBC 15 WPMI  NBC 15 Father poured boiling water down baby’s throat, police...

French leftwing parties face crisis over accusations of violence against women
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French leftwing parties face crisis over accusations of violence against women

Issued on: 21/09/2022 – 11:58 Two key parties in France’s left-wing alliance were Wednesday facing crises after senior figures were accused of violence against women, with a Greens party chief stepping back from his role days after a colleague from hard-left France Unbowed. Julien Bayou was “suspended from his role” as co-president of the Greens’...

Exorcising the ills of the past: Scotland set to vote on pardoning ‘witches’
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Exorcising the ills of the past: Scotland set to vote on pardoning ‘witches’

Issued on: 02/09/2022 – 16:47 To kick off a new season, Annette Young is in Scotland whose haunting beauty has served as a backdrop to many films and TV series about sorcery and witches such as “Harry Potter” and “Outlander”. But in the 16th century, a true horror tale began as thousands of women were persecuted,...

Home Ministry urges HCs to hold judicial colloquium on human trafficking
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Home Ministry urges HCs to hold judicial colloquium on human trafficking

The Union Home Ministry has urged all high courts to hold colloquium on human trafficking to sensitise judicial officers about the crime as victims often endure extreme hardships including prostitution, forced marriages and organ trade. In a communication to registrar generals of all high courts, the home ministry also said human trafficking...