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  1. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Domestic helpers in UAE tell Human Rights Watch how they’re abused

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:42pm by AP

    ... the wealthy region, which relies on foreign labour. Human Rights Watch said the problem was that the migrant workers' residency was tied to their employers through a sponsorship system that prevented them from easily changing jobs. It cited passport confiscation, non-payment of wages, excessive work, forced confinement, food deprivation and psychological, physical and sexual abuse. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Hong Kong's fourth annual SlutWalk stands against sexual violence

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:50am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... Raquel Carvalho raquel.carvalho@scmp.com Fourth annual SlutWalk shames sexual violence Hong Kong's streets might still be occupied by pro-democracy students, but another group ... of "sexual, gender and body-based" violence- expect about 200 to 300 people to take part. Among the issues the walk will highlight are the abuse of domestic helpers and reports of sexual assaults ...

  3. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Sakharov human rights award for 'Dr Miracle' leading Congo's war on mass rape

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 08:40pm by AFP

    ... Denis Mukwege, who has won this year's Sakharov human rights prize, has been dubbed "Doctor Miracle" for helping tens of thousands of gang rape victims in the Congo. Mass rape has ... crossed because our common humanity calls on us to care for each other," he added. Aid agencies have accused all sides in the conflicts raging in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo ...

  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    Genes of mother's ex-partner show up in young flies. As for humans …

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 11:25pm by WASHPOST

    ... first sexual partner? That is the case for neriid flies, which seem to develop differently based on the traits of their mothers' previous partners. Researchers had observed that these flies ... fertilised the eggs, the special compounds in their semen may have got through. It's possible, the researchers say, that something similar could happen in other animals- and even in humans ...

  5. News - World - CHILD ABUSE

    How English town let Asian sexual predators rape 1,400 children over 16 years

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 08:50pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in London How police and community leaders in an English town let Asian sexual predators subject girls as young as 11 to horrific abuse for 16 years 1,400 children failed by the system "Collective failures" by authorities in a northern English town allowed the sexual exploitation of at least 1,400 children over a 16-year period, a damning report says. Victims ...

  6. News - World - COURTS

    Female Yahoo executive sued, accused of sexually harassing female employee

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:32am by Reuters

    ... of sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Maria Zhang, a senior director of engineering at Yahoo Mobile, has been sued by Nan Shi, who worked as a principal software engineer in Yahoo from ... In the complaint, Shi accuses Zhang of unfairly downgrading her performance reviews for the second and third quarters of 2013. The lawsuit alleges that the company's human-resources personnel refused ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Sexual orientation law 'hurts free speech', says Cardinal John Tong Hon

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:19am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Sexual orientation law 'hurts free speech' A law against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation could infringe freedom of speech ... human rights declaration. "Actually, such a law that claims to ensure equality is extremely likely to cause serious infringement on the freedom of speech and of religion, as well ...

  8. News - World

    Obama to sign executive order banning federal contractors from sexual bias

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:57pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Obama to act against sexual bias US President Barack Obama will sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against workers for their sexual orientation or gender identity, the White House has said. Officials would not say when Obama would sign the order or why the administration was taking the unusual step of previewing his ...

  9. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian embassy official faces sexual assault hearing in New Zealand

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 12:42pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Wellington Sex case suspect back in New Zealand court A Malaysian military officer was back in a New Zealand court yesterday to face sexual-assault charges five months after he left the country under the protection of diplomatic immunity. Muhammad Rizalman Ismail did not say anything during his brief appearance at the Wellington District Court. He was taken ...

  10. News - World

    Egyptian police arrest 7 for sexual assault captured in viral video

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:11am by AFP

    ... Mohammed Mursi in July last year, Human Rights Watch reported at the time. "Between November 2012 and June 2013, around 250 cases of sexual assault or harassment by mobs or rapes using weapons ... men accused of sexually assaulting women at celebrations marking President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi's inauguration, officials said yesterday, as a graphic video of one such attack triggered ...




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