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.
Stealthing can result in pregnancy or the transmission of an STI, but advocates say nonconsensual condom removal is itself a violation. Victims will be able to sue the perpetrators in civil court.
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.
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.
Sexual assault is still a highly stigmatized form of trauma, and that can complicate recovery for years, psychologists find. PTSD, depression and anxiety aren't unusual, but treatment can help.
The founder of the #MeToo movement was in Winston-Salem Tuesday. Tarana Burke was a speaker at Wake Forest University, where she shared the story of "Me Too" before it went viral.
The World Bank and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative are betting on local solutions to protect girls and women from abuse.
According to the charges, the conspirators' motive for raping the child was to drive the Muslim family out of the area. Citizens are condemning the crime and encouraging each other to speak out.
Author Andrea Ritchie wants the incidents of police violence involving women of color and transgender women to get as much attention as black men and boys have received in recent years.
Such attacks among women and some men with an opioid addiction often go unreported because the victims fear retaliation from drug dealers or charges from police.