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CSC expands list of sexually offensive acts

Manila Standard Today 17 May 2021
The Civil Service Commission has amended the rules on sexual harassment to include offfending acts such as text messaging or email, online or in streets and public places ... The changes in the 2017 RACCS were primarily made to further deter sexual harassment in the public sector as well as to harmonize said rules with Republic Act No.

Complainers in sex offence cases need full legal protection

The Times/The Sunday Times 14 May 2021
You often hear that complainers in sexual offence cases have “an automatic right to lifelong anonymity in the UK” ... to identify complainants in sexual cases.

Ebola aid workers from organisations including the WHO, the UN and Unicef 'forced 22 women ...

The Daily Mail 13 May 2021
Nearly two dozen women in Democratic Republic of Congo have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse by aid workers during an Ebola outbreak, adding to a scandal that broke last year, a report said on Wednesday.

Dáil hears children risk being 'othered' over sexuality education

RTE 13 May 2021
... that children risk being "othered" due to the way sexual health education is being taught in schools ... She said that "teaching children that relationships can be placed in a hierarchy depending on sexual orientation should be an anathema in any modern republic".

WHO aid workers ‘forced job seekers into sex’

The Times/The Sunday Times 13 May 2021
The World Health Organisation is facing a new wave of sexual misconduct allegations, including rape, by aid workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo ... .

Congo-Kinshasa: UNFPA Executive Director to Visit DRC

All Africa 12 May 2021
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo--Dr. Natalia Kanem, the Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, will be visiting the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 12 May ....

EXCLUSIVE: New sex abuse claims against Ebola aid workers exposed in Congo

The New Humanitarian 12 May 2021
BUTEMBO, Democratic Republic of Congo. More than 20 Congolese women have accused aid workers of sexual abuse in new claims that include rape and unwanted pregnancies, with UN investigators uncovering similar allegations of workers exploiting vulnerable women ... More than 20 women report sexual abuse by aid workers in Butembo.

Lu Na McKinney, whose husband Stephen is charged with murdering her, was considering divorcing him, court is told 

Belfast Telegraph 12 May 2021
However, she also confirmed that Lu Na had gone to citizens advice seeking information about getting a divorce and was referred to a female solicitor, and that Lu Na also told her of her friendship with a 'professor', but that the relationship was not sexual.

Iran’s anti-LGBT military law blamed for murder of gay man

The Jerusalem Post 08 May 2021
Iranian news organizations outside of the Islamic Republic reported on Friday and Saturday about the anti-gay and anti-transgender murder of Fazeli-Monfared after at least two members of his family became aware of a letter from the Iranian regime’s conscription military organization declaring him ineligible because of his sexual orientation.

Ex-Dominican Republic deputy minister found guilty in sexual assault of Ontario woman

CBC 08 May 2021
An Ontario woman who nearly lost her chance at justice after being sexually assaulted by an official in the Dominican Republic government more than four years ago says she's relieved he was found guilty this week ... .

From teaching to football, communities seen as key to ending use of child soldiers

Post Bulletin 08 May 2021
Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba told a virtual event ... Girls and boys are still forced to join armed groups, as fighters or in roles such as cooks or for sexual exploitation, in at least 14 countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Somalia, the U.N. has said ... data shows ... .

Ecuador abortion rights victory hailed as latest in ‘tidal wave’

Al Jazeera 07 May 2021
Women and girls in the Dominican Republic have had a long wait for authorities to defend their lives and their sexual and reproductive rights, but the movement to end the country’s archaic total abortion ban is stronger than ever,” Margaret Wurth, a researcher at Human Rights Watch (HRW), said on Twitter.

State Department expresses concern over anti-LGBTQ bill in Uganda

Washington Blade 05 May 2021
Consensual same-sex sexual acts are already criminalized in Uganda ... “Sexual Minorities Uganda calls on the president of the Republic of Uganda to consider not assenting to the bill because of the problematic Clause 11 that now classifies sexual and gender minorities as sexual offenders,” said SMUG in its statement.

DENR praises role of women in PH mining

Manila Standard Today 05 May 2021
With more women working in the mining industry, she cited laws that promote and protect their rights, such as Republic Act 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women of 2009, RA 7877 or the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995, and RA 7192 or the Women in Development and Nation Building Act of 1992 ... .

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