Sexual Violence: A Global Pandemic
Written by Dimpey Tehlan
Sexual violence is a global pandemic. One in three women experiences sexual or physical violence – most likely from their intimate partner, according to a report from the World Health Organization. There is an urgent need to increase sensitization regarding sexual violence and the awareness of consent and sexual violence amongst persons at large. In this series, we examine sexual violence and related issues that have come up in the news, on a weekly basis, published every Saturday. This is an attempt to improve awareness regarding incidents of sexual violence and related matters, so that we, as a society can take steps towards collective action to reduce its incidence. It is an effort to ensure that we acknowledge the rampant sexual violence that exists, lest we forget.
This issue looks at news from 16th to 22nd June 2018.
1. Wanted: A Police Impersonator who raped a Woman
Police in Grand Prairie are looking out for a man who allegedly impersonated a police officer and used his disguise to sexually assault a woman in her car. A cash reward is offered for information leading to the arrest of this suspect.
2. 6-year-old Minor Raped and Murdered
An ice candy seller, Jitendra Kushwah has been nabbed for rape and murder of a six-year-old girl who had gone missing from a wedding party. The minor’s body was recovered from a hillock, Gwalior. The accused has reportedly confessed to the crime.
3. Are Internet Firms Failing to Stop Sharing of Child Abuse Images?
There has been a huge uproar regarding the sharing of child abuse images on popular internet sharing platforms e.g. Facebook. While the companies can stop paedophiles from uploading and circulating the vile content on the web, a little has been done to stop the content at the source.
4. Mumbai: RPF constable suspended for molesting woman
A police constable, Rajesh Jahangir, has been suspended by the authorities for allegedly taking advantage of a female commuter and an inquiry has been initiated against him. Purported video of the incident went viral on the social media.
5. Man pleads guilty to murder, sexual assault of 6-year-old
25-year-old, Juan Rivera has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting and killing his girlfriend’s 6-year-old daughter before setting her body on fire. The accused awaits sentence in August.
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