User: tulir Topic: Child Sexual Abuse
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Huma Qureshi on MeToo campaign: It's not going to happen in Bollywood until senior actresses speak up 18.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Actor Huma Qureshi believes the #MeToo campaign worked in Hollywood because a lot of senior female actors came forward with their stories of sexual harassment, something which has not happened in the Hindi film industry. The campaign, which sparked off a movement in Hollywood late last year, top actors like Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, along with people from other walks of life shared their stories of sexual abuse. In contrast, only a handful of Bollywood stars have spoken about sexual harassment prevalent in the industry and that too without taking any names. Asked if it was disheartening that the movement never arrived in Bollywood, Qureshi told PTI, "It's not going to happen (in Bollywood) and the reason is, it worked in Hollywood because a lot of senior and respected actresses spoke about it. That's what really gives the #MeToo movement a lot of momentum. I really hope and pray it happens in India. But I feel we should not wait for this campaign to happen just in the film industry, ...
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One in three girls fears sexual violence in public places: Study 18.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
One in three girls fears sexual violence in public places: Study
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Welcome to Philippines, land where tech has turned couples into cybersex child traffickers 18.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
It was the half-naked girls running from room to room upon her arrival that made Filipina teenager Ruby fear the cyber cafe job she had been offered online might in fact be a sinister scam. Ruby's doubts turned to despair when her new employers - a husband and wife - dragged her in front of a computer and webcam and explained that her work would entail stripping and performing sex acts for paying customers across the globe. "It was like a bomb exploded," Ruby, now 21, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in an empty church in Tagaytay city in the Philippines. "I had seen cybersex dens in TV shows and movies, but I didn't know that they existed in real life." "I had been totally fooled," Ruby added. "I was forced to do things you could not imagine a 16-year-old having to endure." Ruby is not a rare case but one of a rising number of ever-younger victims of cybersex trafficking - a form of modern-day slavery where children are abused and raped over livestreams. The Philippines is seen by rights groups as ...
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1300 Canadian children abused by school staff in 20 years 15.6.2018 Sify Finance
More than 700 Canadian school employees committed or were alleged to have committed sexual offences against nearly 1,300 children over the past 20 years, according to a report released by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (CCCP).
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Kiss on cheeks or lip is sexual abuse: HC 11.6.2018 DNA: India
A Special Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences Act (POCSOA) court, on Friday, denied bail to a 25-year-old man accused of molesting a nine-year-old child, upholding that a kiss on the cheek or lip amounts to sexual harassment. Additionally, the POCSOA court held that granting bail to the accused would lead to serious psychological issues for the victim when she sees her. The accused, who owns a shop in Kalina, was arrested by the Vakola police in May 2018. The prosecution alleged that the victim had approached the grocery shop owned by the accused. The accused called the victim on the pretext of giving her eatables and subsequently, assaulted her. The minor slapped his hand and managed to escape. Later, she informed her parents about the incident. However, the accused has denied the allegations. The accused has said that the victim's family used to take groceries on credit, hence they have falsely implicated him. The court, in its order, said, "The victim has categorically stated about the act ...
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MARC's campaign 10.6.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
MARC's campaign
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World Vision India launches a campaign that aims to end child sexual abuse by 2021 in Manipur 10.6.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
World Vision India launches a campaign that aims to end child sexual abuse by 2021 in Manipur
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In UP's Muzaffarnagar, doctor sexually assaults 11-yr-old patient inside his clinic 10.6.2018 DNA: Mumbai
A doctor was arrested for allegedly sexually harassing a 11-year-old patient at his clinic at Budhana town on Saturday, police said. The incident occurred when the girl had gone to the clinic for her checkup, the police said. "A case has been registered against the accused under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO)," Circle Officer Hariram Yadav said.  The victim was sent for a medical examination, Yadav said.  Article ...
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WCD to roll out portals to tackle child porn 7.6.2018 DNA: Popular News
Barely a week after the Centre told the Supreme Court that it is going to come up with a new portal to curb child pornography, the Women and Child Development ministry has said that two portals will come up in the next three months. A sub-project of the Cyber Crime Prevention against Women & Children (CCPWC), the portals will be funded under the Nirbhaya Fund. One of the portals will work on escalating and reporting child sex abuse material as well as rape, gangrape and revenge porn videos. Another portal will work on prosecution. WCD joint secretary Chetan Sanghi told DNA that in a year, the ministry also wants to work on building a portal backed by Artificial Intelligence, which will seek out such content on its own. At the moment, the Centre is working on a system where the DNA hashing of such content leads the agencies to such content. To that end, the ministry on Wednesday held a national-level consultation attended by representatives of NASSCOM, BPRD, National Law University Delhi, the Data ...
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Online Central Reporting Mechanism for lodging complaints of cyber crime to come up soon 6.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
A one-of-a-kind round table was held today with various stakeholders under the chairpersonship of Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Minister of Women and Child Development to discuss the issue of cyber crime against women and children, particularly the elimination of online child sexual abuse material, rape imagery and other offensive material.
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Hypocrisy much: Woody Allen wants to be 'poster boy' for 'Me Too' movement 5.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Veteran filmmaker Woody Allen believes he should be the "poster boy" for the #MeToo movement because no female actors have accused him of inappropriate behaviour. In a new interview with Argentinian news outlet Periodismo Para Todos, the director, who was accused in 2014 by his estranged adopted daughter Dylan Farrow of sexual abuse, said he is a "big advocate of the #MeToo movement" because it brings abusers in Hollywood to justice. "I should be the poster boy for the Me Too movement . Because I have worked in movies for 50 years. I've worked with hundreds of actresses and not a single one big ones, famous ones, ones starting out have ever suggested any kind of impropriety at all. I've always had a wonderful record with them," Allen said. Dylan has publicly alleged for years that the filmmaker sexually abused her as a child, which he has repeatedly denied. In the interview, Allen also said that "any situation where anyone is accused of something unjustly, this is a sad thing." "This is something that ...
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193 One Stop Centres Functional across the country 1.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
193 One Stop Centres (OSCs), popularly known as Sakhi Centres are functional across the country.  Speaking during the foundation laying ceremony of Advanced DNA laboratory in Chandigarh today, the WCD Minister said that 193 Sakhi Centres have been established in the country for the Women affected by violence.
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Government negligence hinted on child sexual abuse case of Manipur 1.6.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Government negligence hinted on child sexual abuse case of Manipur
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Include male child victims of sexual abuse in victim compensation scheme: Maneka Gandhi to states, UTs 30.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has asked states and Union Territories (UTs) to issue necessary directions to departments concerned to take steps to include male child victims of sexual abuse in the Victim Compensation Scheme. In a letter to chief ministers, the Union Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister also said compensation, including interim compensation, should be given to the victim on time. "The minister has urged the states/UTs to issue necessary directions to the departments concerned to take necessary steps for including male child victims of sexual abuse in the Victim Compensation Scheme/Fund," a statement issued by the WCD ministry stated. The Minister also highlighted that the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act is gender neutral and safeguards the interest of not only the girl child but also the male child. The letter also mentions that as per National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) data, though 31 state governments have notified their Victim ...
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Male child victims of Sexual abuse should be included in the States/UTs Victim Compensation Scheme/Fund 30.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
In a letter addressed to the Chief Ministers of all States/UTs, Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, has urged the States/UTs to issue necessary directions to the concerned departments to take necessary steps for including male child victims of sexual abuse in the Victim Compensation Scheme/Fund.
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FXB India Suraksha trains Taxi Union, drivers, Vigilance committee members on child protection and safety 20.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
FXB India Suraksha trains Taxi Union, drivers, Vigilance committee members on child protection and safety
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Chilean bishops offer to resign en masse over cover up of sexual abuse of minors 18.5.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
In an unprecedented move, 34 Chilean bishops said on Friday they had offered to resign en masse after attending a crisis meeting this week with Pope Francis about the cover-up of sexual abuse in their country. It was not immediately clear if the pope would accept all or any of the resignations from the prelates, who hold all the top jobs in Chile's Roman Catholic Church. "We have put our positions in the hands of the Holy Father and will leave it to him to decide freely for each of us," the bishops said in a joint statement read out by a spokesman for the churchmen, Bishop Fernando Ramos. He said the bishops would stay in their roles until the pope had made his decision. The scandal has devastated the credibility of the Church in the once staunchly Catholic country. It has also hurt the pope's own image because this year he strongly defended a bishop accused in the alleged cover-up before reversing his position. The Vatican declined to comment on the timing of any decision or on the resignations ...
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Whitney Houston documentary leaves Cannes shocked with child abuse revelation 17.5.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
A documentary on the life of Whitney Houston claims that the late American singer was sexually molested by her cousin during her childhood. The film, titled "Whitney: Can I Be Me", is directed by the Scottish film-maker Kevin Macdonald and was screened at the Cannes film festival recently. The film features interviews with many of Houston's family members and friends. Two of her close relatives revealed that her abuser was musician Dee Dee Warwick, who died in 2008. Mary Jones, Houston's aunt, told Macdonald that the superstar confided in her that she had been sexually abused by Warwick, the sister of soul singer Dionne and niece of Houston's mother Cissy Houston."It made her question her sexual preference," Jones said in the documentary, according to Entertainment Weekly."I think she was ashamed... If Cissy had known, she would have done something about it, because Cissy loves her children," she added. Houston's half-brother, Gary Garland-Houston, a former NBA basketball player, alleged that he and ...
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Disgraced gymnastics Dr Larry Nassar sex abuse victims, university reach $500 mn settlement 16.5.2018 DNA: Opinion
Sexual abuse victims of disgraced gymnastics Dr. Larry Nassar and Michigan State University have reached a settlement in principle in which the university will pay $500 million, attorneys for both sides said in a joint statement on Wednesday. Under the settlement, $425 million will be paid to the 332 victims represented in current litigation, while the university will set aside another $75 million in a trust fund which could go to future plaintiffs who allege they were abused by Nassar, the attorneys said. "This historic settlement came about through the bravery of more than 300 women and girls who had the courage to stand up and refuse to be silenced," plaintiffs' attorney John Manly said. "Michigan State is pleased that we have been able to agree in principle on a settlement that is fair to the survivors of Nassar's crimes," said Robert Young, special counsel to the university. Article ...
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Traditional ethos regarding Indian women jeopardised: experts 6.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Traditional ethos regarding Indian women jeopardised: experts
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