October 8, 2013 Sexual violence appears to have roots in adolescence, so researchers asked teenagers and young adults if they'd ever forced someone to have sexual activity against their will. About 1 in 10 had. Psychological pressure was the most common tactic.
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October 3, 2013 Recently the media had a field day with reports of a "sexist" male gorilla in Dallas named Patrick. Anthropologist Barbara King reflects on whether terms like "sexism" and "rape" are used justifiably when describing our evolutionary cousins the apes.
Activists march during an anti-rape rally on June 18 in Kolkata, India.
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September 10, 2013 The survey of 10,000 men in six Asian and Pacific countries found nearly 1 in 4 men reported raping a woman. The results of the survey were released the same day a court in New Delhi convicted four men of the rape and murder that shocked India last December.
Isabel Narvaez, in El Placer, says she is still traumatized by the rape she suffered. The small hamlet in Colombia is just one place where women were victims of violent crimes during the civil conflict.
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June 9, 2013 Women have made significant gains across Latin America. But sexual violence against women remains a pervasive problem. As part of NPR's series on violence in Latin America, we're looking at the problem in Colombia, where decades of war made women extremely vulnerable.
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Activists from India's main opposition party jostle with police outside Sonia Gandhi's residence on Sunday.
April 21, 2013 "What has changed?" That is the question echoing through Delhi on Sunday. Public frustration over sexual crimes against women is erupting again, this time over a gruesome sexual assault of a child.
April 12, 2013 Computer activists threaten to reveal identities of teenage boys linked with the alleged rape of Rehtaeh Parsons, who, after more than a year of harassment and online bullying, committed suicide this month.
Protestors are storming central Delhi streets, calling for women's safety following a brutal attack on a young woman last weekend.
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December 22, 2012 Waves of angry demonstrators in New Delhi were repelled by tear gas and water cannons Saturday as they marched on the president's residence to protest the brutal attack on a 23-year-old student on a bus last weekend.
In this courtroom drawing, Aaron Thomas, stands before a judge with officers and public defender Joseph Lopez, in New Haven, Conn., on March 7, 2011.
November 9, 2012 Serial rape suspect Aaron Thomas is to appear in a Virginia court next week to plead guilty to at least two counts of rape.
January 6, 2012 The FBI's new definition is "more inclusive, better reflects state criminal codes and focuses on the various forms of sexual penetration understood to be rape," officials say.
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