Monthly Archives: March 2020

How one of Harvey Weinstein’s first accusers is fighting back and empowering others

(CNN)Model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, one of the first women to accuse former producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, is working with a group to try to protect other models from similar situations and violations they may encounter in their work.”Models have to feel safer and understand that they are in a position of power when they speak right […]

Teen pregnancy report distorted: DoE spokesperson

JOHANNESBURG – A weekend newspaper report on teenage pregnancy is filled with distorted statistics, according to the Department of Education. Education spokesperson Steve Mabona responded to a report stating over 3,000 Gauteng pupils between 10 and 15 years old were impregnated in 2019, in some cases by their educators. Mabona said the numbers in the […]

Duchess of Cornwall delivers powerful speech on domestic abuse

The Duchess of Cornwall delivered a powerful speech as she spoke out against the “heinous” problem of domestic abuse at the Women of the World Festival on Friday. Camilla, 72, who is president of the organisation, addessed the ‘corrosive’ effect that the issue can have, saying: “I find it almost impossible to think that any friend of mine […]

More than 600 Pakistani girls ‘sold as brides’ to China

At least 629 girls and women sold to Chinese men in a period of two years, AP reports quoting Pakistani investigators. More than 600 poor Pakistani girls and women were sold as brides to Chinese men over a period of nearly two years, according to investigations by authorities in the South Asian nation of 200 million people. A list […]

The Syrian women and girls sold into sexual slavery in Lebanon

Syria’s refugee crisis has shone a light on sex trafficking in Lebanon, where victims are often treated as criminals. by Daniela Sala Beirut, Lebanon – “How do I know most of the women working as prostitutes are controlled?” asked Paul, a volunteer for the Jesuits, a religious order of the Roman Catholic Church, before answering his own […]

“This is a victory”: sexual-assault survivors react to the Weinstein verdict

He may have been convicted of two crimes, but it isn’t really enough. by Danielle Campoamor  VIA ISTOCK On Monday, Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of rape in the third degree and criminal sexual activity in the first degree. But he was also acquitted on the most serious accusations levied against him—predatory sexual assault and first-degree rape, both […]

Why so many women walked out of the ‘French Oscars’

Portrait Of A Lady star Adèle Haenel was one of several actresses to leave during the awards ceremony after the best director was announced. BY JESSICA RAPANA FEB 29, 2020 STEPHANE CARDINALE – CORBISGETTY IMAGES Several actresses walked out of the César awards in Paris last night after Roman Polanski, who was convicted of the statutory rape of […]