Posts Tagged ‘Sexual violence’

Porn and media play part in sexual violence Comments 0

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
Sexual violence

New Zealand has stubbornly high rates of sexual violence, despite feminist movements like #MeToo. Laura Walters looks at the the societal barriers to ending rape. The advent of online dating and aggressive porn increasingly appear to be a contributing factor to stubbornly high rates of sexual violence, according to new research. A series of studies Read more

Pope condemns chauvinism, physical violence, wants respect for women Comments 0

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Pope Francis condemned “verbal and physical violence towards women” and called for “respect” for them at a Mass he was celebrating during his visit to Columbia last week. Colombia’s mainly Catholic population is known for its macho culture and high levels of gender violence. During his homily that was repeatedly interrupted by applause, Francis asked Read more