The British entertainer denies the allegations, put forward in a join investigation by the the U.K.'s Sunday Times, The Times and Channel 4.
Dr. Denis Mukwege has spent decades treating women who have been raped in his homeland of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He's calling on the world to take action for women in Ukraine.
Poland's abortion laws are among the strictest in Europe. Advocates are seeking to help Ukrainian refugees who wish to terminate a pregnancy — including women raped by Russian soldiers during the war.
Widespread allegations of rape at the hands of Russian soldiers have been coming out of Ukraine. Experts say rape in conflict is often used to pursue strategic aims.
Lisa Ricchio recently settled a first-of-its-kind lawsuit under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. She sued the motel where she was held captive, accusing it of turning a blind eye to her abuse.
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Police say the men attacked officers as they were investigating the crime scene and were shot dead in self-defense. Many are celebrating swift, sure justice; others call it an extrajudicial execution.
The woman says one of the men who attacked her on Thursday is the same man who raped her last year. It's another horrifying incident in a country grappling with high levels of sexual violence.
Last week's testimony before Gambia's Truth Commission riveted the country and described a culture of systematic sexual abuse in the presidential palace.
The average age of those who were raped was around 15, and their assailants were typically older partners. Women who were raped had a greater likelihood of long-term health problems.