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Sen. Levin joins with Pentagon to fight change in sexual assault reporting

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday released letters from Pentagon officials defending the military’s system for handling sexual assault cases, fending off a fellow Democratic senator’s plan for sweeping changes to deal with the rise in sexual assaults. The…

Mobile app to help Indian women fight sex assault

A smartphone app launched Wednesday in the Indian capital Delhi aims to fight a rise in sexual assault cases by enabling women to immediately alert friends or family if they feel at risk. The “Fight Back” app created by Indian non-profit Whypoll will — at the press of a single…

Indian women protest sexual violence with SlutWalk

NEW DELHI — Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of New Delhi for India’s first “Slut Walk” on Sunday, to protest at an alarming rise in sexual assault cases and the growing sense of insecurity among women. “Slut Walks”, which have become a global phenomenon to protest against sexual…

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