To heal society the first step is to ‘destigmatize’ rape

To heal society the first step is to ‘destigmatize’ rape

Jessica Buchleitner – WNN Opinion (WNN) GLOBAL: Although convicted of 13 counts of murder, 5 attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglaries, serial killer and rapist Richard Ramirez receives hundreds of letters every year from adoring women at San Quentin State Prison. Some arrive with lipsticked kisses and others with photographs. The state of California […]

Anti-rape legal experts mobilize for change in Haiti

Anti-rape legal experts mobilize for change in Haiti

Lys Anzia – WNN Features Images of Port-au-Prince, Haiti under massive death, destruction and rubble are starting to fade from the media, but conditions of squalor and psychological aftershocks remain as Haiti deals with a persistent crisis – an ongoing sexual violence directed against innocent women and girls. Releasing a strategic plan for family housing […]

Pakistan’s rape victim who dared to fight back

Pakistan’s rape victim who dared to fight back

Rob Crilly, Karachi – The Telegraph – Monday, 27 December, 2010 (originally published 26 Dec) Kainat Soomro should have stayed silent. After being battered and gang raped for four days her traditional, conservative village in rural Pakistan expected the 13-year-old girl to keep her story to herself. She refused. Since then her dark brown eyes […]