The new study reveals the extent of sexual abuse and harassment in the US. Photo: Shutterstock

One in 16 US women’s first sexual experience was forced, new study finds

  • The new analysis showed that physical force or coercion was part of more than 3.3 million women’s first experience of sexual intercourse in the US
  • The average age of the victims was 15.6 years old, while the average age of the men who forced those encounters was 27
Topic |   Sexual harassment and assault

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The new study reveals the extent of sexual abuse and harassment in the US. Photo: Shutterstock
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Demonstrators, numbering about 150, gathered to protest the lack of substantial legal protection for sexual assault victims in Tokyo. Photo: AFP

As anger mounts over Japan’s ‘outdated’ rape laws, outraged protesters take to the streets again

  • Protesters are taking to the streets for the sixth time in as many months after a man was acquitted of raping his daughter
  • The law requires the prosecution to prove there was overwhelming force or a threat, or that the victim was incapacitated
Topic |   Japan

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Demonstrators, numbering about 150, gathered to protest the lack of substantial legal protection for sexual assault victims in Tokyo. Photo: AFP
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