Children vulnerable to sexual abuse being failed by authorities, say MPs

Children vulnerable to sexual abuse being failed by authorities, say MPs Authorities lack curiosity about those in their care, warn MPs, amid claims of appalling treatment by abusers and agencies.
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Nigel Evans accused of sexual assault by fourth alleged victim

Police to interview former parliamentary intern who claims deputy speaker assaulted him in Commons bar 18 months agoPolice investigating sexual assault allegations against Nigel Evans are planning to interview a fourth alleged victim who claims he was intimately groped by the deputy speaker in a House of Commons bar.The former parliamentary intern, 22, claims he […]
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Nick Clegg launches inquiry into MP facing sexual assault claims

Deputy PM’s announcement follows the beginning of legal action against Mike Hancock, MP for Portsmouth SouthNick Clegg will take disciplinary action against a Liberal Democrat MP accused of sexual assault, the party announced in a statement.Mike Hancock, MP for Portsmouth South, will attend a meeting with the party leader as well as Simon Hughes, the […]
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G4S contract to run sexual assault referral centres damned

Campaigners criticise ‘sell-off’ of sensitive services to private company that bungled Olympics security contractG4S, the controversial private security company, is to run services providing medical examinations and counselling for victims of rape and sexual assault in the West Midlands.The company has been awarded a three-year contract to take over two sexual assault referral centres (Sarcs) […]
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Sailors who get tattooed are ‘maladjusted’: From the archive, 10 May 1961

Study says tattooing may be an attempt to mask anxiety, which could be sexual in characterThe conclusion that the practice of tattooing among sailors is prompted by emotional maladjustment is one of those put forward by Mr RP Youniss, of the Catholic University of America, as a result of a psychological survey carried out among […]
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When are we going to address the military sexual assault epidemic? | Amy Goodman

An estimated 70 sexual assaults are committed daily within the US military. Commander-in-chief Obama must act to stop thisRape is center stage this week after the dramatic rescue of three women from close to a decade of imprisonment in a house on a quiet street in Cleveland. The suspect, Ariel Castro, has been charged with […]
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I am working abroad and can’t stand my domineering colleague

This person is ruining the experience for me. I’ve tried to address this situation, but have been told that that I’m being too sensitive. What can I do?I’m at an early point in a long-term work project abroad. What should have been a great experience is being tainted by one thing: I can’t stand the person […]
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Police investigate sexual harassment claims against Lib Dem peer

Scotland Yard announces formal investigation into former party chief executive Lord RennardScotland Yard has launched a formal investigation into allegations of sexual harassment towards several women by the Liberal Democrat peer and former chief executive of the party Lord Rennard.Officers had been assessing if one was merited, weighing up criteria such as whether alleged victims […]
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American Apparel ads banned for using overtly sexual images

UK advertising watchdog bans ‘gratuitous’ ads that demean women on retailer’s websiteAmerican Apparel has reinforced its reputation for paying scant regard to advertising regulations, with yet another ban for overtly sexual images that were judged to demean women on its website.The controversial US retailer, which has regularly broken advertising rules by using exploitative images of […]
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Lib Dem MP faces council investigation over harassment allegation

Mike Hancock accused of ‘upsetting sexual treatment’ of mentally ill woman over course of 10 monthsA council is to launch an investigation into the conduct of the Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock, focusing on a longstanding allegation that he sexually assaulted and harassed a mentally ill woman.The Portsmouth South MP has been accused of “upsetting […]
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