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Internal emails reveal WHO knew of sex abuse claims in Congo
World

Internal emails reveal WHO knew of sex abuse claims in Congo

BENI, Congo (AP) — When Shekinah was working as a nurse’s aide in northeastern Congo in January 2019, she said,…
Sextortion in Syria: Young women support each other
Middle East

Sextortion in Syria: Young women support each other

Like most girls her age, 19-year-old Nour* was blinded by love for her boyfriend. For six months, Nour felt she…
For Coptic Church, changes, questions after priest ouster
Egypt

For Coptic Church, changes, questions after priest ouster

Sally Zakhari said that for 17 years, she told priests and leaders in the Coptic Orthodox Church how a Coptic…
Top prosecutor refers accused rapist Ahmed Bassam Zaki to criminal court
Egypt

Top prosecutor refers accused rapist Ahmed Bassam Zaki to criminal court

Top prosecutor Hamada al-Sawy has ordered the referral of serial rapist Ahmed Bassam Zaki to criminal court over charges of…
Drawn-out sex crimes case rattles Israel-Australia ties
Middle East

Drawn-out sex crimes case rattles Israel-Australia ties

JERUSALEM (AP) — Nicole Meyer endured years of sexual abuse allegedly at the hands of her former school principal. She’s…
Vatican tribunal now overwhelmed by clergy abuse cases
World

Vatican tribunal now overwhelmed by clergy abuse cases

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican office responsible for processing clergy sex abuse complaints has seen a record 1,000 cases…
Pope tells tech companies they are responsible for child safety
World

Pope tells tech companies they are responsible for child safety

Pope Francis said on Thursday that technology company executives and investors must be held accountable if they put profit before…
Outrage in Spain over verdict in gang sex attack on teen
World

Outrage in Spain over verdict in gang sex attack on teen

Women’s groups and legal experts demanded Friday that Spain’s laws be changed after five men accused of gang-raping an unconscious…
Germany charge 2 suspected former Syrian secret police
Middle East

Germany charge 2 suspected former Syrian secret police

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have charged two suspected former members of Syria’s secret police on allegations of crimes against…
African refugee women report surge of sex attacks in Egypt
Egypt

African refugee women report surge of sex attacks in Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) – The 17-year-old South Sudanese refugee finally managed to escape after three months as a prisoner in a…
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