Abuse of women

March 21, 2018 - 11:18 am
BERLIN (AP) — A swimming instructor in southwestern Germany is suspected of sexually abusing 40 young girls, and using an underwater camera to film some of the abuse. Baden-Baden prosecutor's office spokesman Michael Klose told the dpa news agency Wednesday that the 33-year-old man, whose name wasn...
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A Pakistani acid attack victim, center, takes part in a rally to mark International Women's Day in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
March 08, 2018 - 4:58 pm
The Latest on International Women's Day: Hundreds of Brazilian women are marching to demand equal rights and protest gender-based violence to mark International Women's Day. Marchers in Sao Paulo on Thursday were drawing attention to issues as varied as the wage gap, abortion rights, sexual...
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Thousands of demonstrators protest male violence against women and demanding an equality labour opportunities at the Paseo Sarasate Promenade, during the female general strike to commemorate International Women's Day, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
March 08, 2018 - 11:00 am
MADRID (AP) — Women across Europe and Asia shouted their demands for equality, respect and empowerment Thursday to mark International Women's Day, with protesters in Spain launching a 24-hour strike and crowds of demonstrators filling the streets of Manila, Seoul and New Delhi. Spanish women were...
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Spanish actress Penelope Cruz poses after being awarded the Cesar of Honor during the 43rd Cesar Film Awards ceremony at Salle Pleyel in Paris, Friday, March 2, 2018. France's movie industry holds its annual awards ceremony, with many stars at the Cesar Awards planning to wear a white ribbon to protest sexual misconduct. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
March 02, 2018 - 9:23 pm
PARIS (AP) — The French film world may be having its #MeToo moment. One after another, stars showed up at the industry's top awards show Friday wearing a white ribbon in a protest against sexual misconduct. Throughout the Cesar Awards ceremony, presenters and winners referenced the movement that...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter, center, hands President Donald Trump a confirmation order for James Mattis as defense secretary, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, as White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, right, watches. Porter is stepping down following allegations of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 09, 2018 - 10:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday defended former aide Rob Porter, wishing him well in his future endeavors without any mention of the two ex-wives who have accused Porter of physical and emotional abuse. Trump's comments set off a firestorm at a time of national conversation about...
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Larry Nassar listens during his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich., Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The former Michigan State University sports-medicine and USA Gymnastics doctor received 40 to 125 years for three first degree criminal sexual abuse charges related to assaults that occurred at Twistars, a gymnastics facility in Dimondale. Nassar has also been sentenced to 60 years in prison for three child pornography charges in federal court and between 40 to 175 years in Ingham County for seven counts of criminal sexual conduct. (Cory Morse /The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
February 05, 2018 - 12:01 pm
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — The former sports doctor whose serial sexual abuse of girls and young women upended the gymnastics world was sentenced Monday to a third prison term of 40 to 125 years for molesting young athletes at an elite Michigan training center. Larry Nassar listened to dozens of...
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CORRECTS IDENTITY OF MAN PICTURED ON RIGHT SIDE OF BANNER TO LUIS FIGARI - A protest banner that shows an image of Pope Francis, and Luis Figari, the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae founder of the Peru-based Roman Catholic lay movement, with a message that reads in Spanish: "Francisco, here we do have proof", hangs from a building seen along Francis' motorcade, in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. An investigation found that Figari sodomized his recruits, forced them to fondle him and one another, liked to watch them "experience pain, discomfort and fear" and humiliated them in front of others. Figari's victims have criticized the Vatican for its years of inaction and for eventually sanctioning him with what they considered a "golden exile" — retirement in Italy at a retreat house. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 22, 2018 - 12:00 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis ventured into the Amazon to demand rights for indigenous groups, decried the scourge of corruption afflicting the region's politics and denounced a culture of "machismo" in which violence against women is too often tolerated. Yet his latest visit to South America is...
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This photo released by John Shallman, shows boxes of petitions with signatures that call for the recall of Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky, a California judge who came under fire for his handling of a sexual assault case involving Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, at the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters office in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Stanford University law professor Michele Dauber said the campaign to remove submitted nearly 100,000 signatures on Thursday to get the recall on the June 2018 ballot. (John Shallman via AP)
January 11, 2018 - 5:55 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Voters on Thursday were a big step closer to getting an opportunity to decide whether to oust a California judge who was severely criticized for his handling of a sexual assault case involving a Stanford University swimmer. The campaign to remove Santa Clara County Judge...
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Soprano Veronica Simeoni, center, performs as Carmen in George Bizet opera at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino theater in Florence, Italy, on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. Carmen, the opera heroine, gets to live instead of being slain — thanks to a bold twist to the finale of the Bizet work by some who believe it's time to say enough to violence against women. (Pietro Paolini/Maggio Musicale Fiorentino via AP)
January 11, 2018 - 6:59 am
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Carmen, the opera heroine, gets to live instead of being slain — thanks to a bold twist to the finale of the Georges Bizet work by some who believe it's time to say enough to violence against women. The production of "Carmen" this month at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2015 file photo, The Beverly Hilton is pictured during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Preview Day at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 75th Golden Globe Awards will be handed out on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at a ceremony that is being held under the cloud of the sexual misconduct scandal that started with several high-profile actresses accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment or abuse. Many actresses say they are planning to wear black Sunday to show solidarity with victims of harassment and abuse. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 07, 2018 - 8:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, Emma Watson and Amy Poehler were among eight actresses bringing gender and racial justice activists as their guests to Sunday's Golden Globe Awards in an effort to shift the focus back on survivors and solutions, and away from those accused of...
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