Sex Offender Registry is Not Enough to Curb Sexual Violence Against Women

Oct 15 (IPS) – India recently launched a sex offender registry to deter sex offenders from perpetrating crimes against women and children by indicating that the government is keeping track of them. The personal details of 440,000 sex offenders who have been convicted for various crimes like “eve-teasing”, child sexual abuse, rape and gang rape will be registered in this database and accessible to law enforcement.

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Word for Word: President Trump on Sexual Misconduct Allegation Against Judge Kavanaugh (C-SPAN)

President Trump again answered reporters’ questions on allegations of sexual assault by his Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The president said Christine Blasey Ford should have the opportunity to speak about her claim that Mr. Kavanaugh assaulted her while both were teenagers. He also praised his nominee, calling him an “outstanding man” and adding “it’s very hard for me to imagine that anything happened.” Full video here: https://cs.pn/2MLhflb

Lily Allen speaks of sexual assault by record industry executive

Singer warns that similar abuse is rife in music business despite the #MeToo movement

Lily Allen has given her first detailed account of a record industry executive sexually assaulting her as she slept, warning that similar abuse is “rife” in the music business.

In a frank interview with Guardian Weekend magazine, the Brit Award winner warns that, even in the wake of the #MeToo movement, industry insiders remain silent about the scale of the problem.

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Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh denies sexual misconduct allegation

Kavanaugh releases statement via the White House after Senator Dianne Feinstein said she had information about the nominee

Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s conservative nominee for the supreme court, has denied a sexual misconduct allegation from when he was in high school.

In a statement released by the White House, Kavanaugh said: “I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”

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Jian Ghomeshi essay on sexual assault trial met with backlash

Former Canadian radio star maintained accusations were ‘inaccurate’ in a personal essay for the New York Review of Books

Former Canadian radio star Jian Ghomeshi has pointed to a “systemic culture of unhealthy masculinity” to explain his behaviour with women, in a personal essay whose publication by a prestigious American magazine has fuelled a broader debate over the lasting consequences for those felled by allegations of sexual misconduct.

Ghomeshi was acquitted in March 2016 of four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking involving three complainants. Months later he apologised to a former colleague as part of a deal to drop another count of sexual assault he was facing.

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