Latest Abuse of women News

Report reveals widespread abuse of women during childbirth

Oct. 9, 2019 5:36 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new report says more than one-third of women in four low-income countries in Africa and Asia were slapped, mocked, forcibly treated or otherwise abused during childbirth in health centers and suggests that such mistreatment occurs worldwide. The study published Wednesday in The Lancet...

Uber rides, sex abuse are subjects of new N Carolina laws

Oct. 1, 2019 4:21 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New North Carolina laws taking effect in October are designed to keep Uber and Lyft passengers safe, protect girls from sexual abuse and help people enter state-regulated trades. All or parts of nearly 40 pieces of legislation the General Assembly approved this year take effect on...

Yemeni rebels deny entry, turn back top UN rights official

Oct. 1, 2019 3:50 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Officials say Yemen's Houthi rebels have denied entry to the top U.N. human rights official and ordered his plane to take off from the capital, Sanaa, shortly after landing. The development followed a damning report by experts commissioned by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human...

State protects abusers, women harassed in public jobs say

Sep. 29, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — He was accused of calling his female co-workers "whores," grabbing one woman's head and forcing it between his legs, threatening another with sexual assault and exposing himself in the office. Now, more than a year after he was suspended, Chad Dominie may be returning to work as an...

Harry and Meghan make 1st official tour as family in Africa

Sep. 20, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, along with their infant son, Archie, are set to take their first official tour as a family, starting Monday in a troubled South Africa whose president says women and children are "under siege" by shocking violence. South Africa is still shaken by the...

Biden's sister talks Violence Against Women Act in Nevada

Sep. 16, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The sister and longtime political adviser of former Vice President Joe Biden met Monday with advocates for victims of domestic violence while in Nevada to campaign for her brother. Valerie Biden Owens toured a women and children's shelter in Las Vegas and held a discussion with advocates...

In Alaska hometown, Native women say police ignored rapes

Sep. 14, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

NOME, Alaska (AP) — There's not much that scares Susie. As an Alaska Native woman, she thrives amid sub-zero winters in her village near the Arctic Circle, and camps with her family each summer at the Bering Sea, catching, drying and smoking salmon to put away for winter. But Susie is afraid to return to...

In small Alaska city, Native women say police ignored rapes

Sep. 12, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

NOME, Alaska (AP) — There's not much that scares Susie. As an Alaska Native woman, she thrives amid sub-zero winters in her village near the Arctic Circle, and camps with her family each summer at the Bering Sea, catching, drying and smoking salmon to put away for winter. But Susie is afraid to return to...

Seattle to address missing, murdered indigenous women crisis

Sep. 10, 2019 7:05 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council has adopted a resolution acknowledging violence against indigenous women and girls and vowing to address the crisis. The Seattle Times reports Monday's resolution says the city will hire a special liaison, invest in human services, consult with tribal governments,...

Mexicans march to demand safety and justice for women

Sep. 8, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of people marched silently in Mexico's capital Sunday to urge justice for women who suffer violence in one of the most dangerous countries to be female, victims who include students murdered by rejected suitors, girls raped before they reach puberty and single mothers who...