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Obama sets up task force to combat sexual assaults

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 15:02

US President Barack Obama has created a task force to combat physical assaults, particularly on college campuses, saying sexual violence is more than just a crime against individuals as it ultimately threatens the entire country.

One in five women raped in US: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 14:15

Nearly 22 million women - about one in five - have been raped in their lifetimes in the US, with nearly half of the victims subjected to sexual assault before the age of 18, according to a White House report.

Unprivileged girls falling victim to sexual assaults in China

Last Updated: Saturday, September 14, 2013, 13:30

Unprivileged girls from migrant workers` families in China are more likely to fall victim to sexual assault, a new study has revealed.

Man held for 65 sexual assaults in Russia

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 10:42

A man suspected of 65 sexual assaults on women has been detained in Russia`s Volga federal district.

Military sexual assaults on rise: Pentagon report

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 14:39

The US Department of Defense has released a report that saw a sharp rise in sexual assaults in the military, highlighting a pandemic the Pentagon is scrambling to stamp out.

Bangladesh`s activists seek ban on rape victim `finger test`

Last Updated: Monday, February 04, 2013, 16:42

Rights group Odhikar reported 805 rape cases in 2012 based on newspaper reports alone.

Thai man jailed for raping 6-yr-old daughter

Last Updated: Thursday, December 27, 2012, 18:15

The mother of the 6-year-old reported to the police after she noticed something was wrong.

Man gets five-year RI for raping daughter

Last Updated: Saturday, November 03, 2012, 20:02

A local court on Saturday sentenced a man to five-year rigorous imprisonment for subjecting his teenage daughter to repeated sexual assaults in the city.

‘Sexual assaults rise at US military academies’

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 09:51

A total of 65 sexual assault cases were reported at the three academies in 2010-11 compared to 41 reports in the previous academic year.

Deploy lady officers in police station: court to police chief

Last Updated: Saturday, December 04, 2010, 18:47

Court pointed out that the male officers investigating the cases involving crime against women was against the mandate of the apex court.