Sexual abuse, assualt, harassment and violence

Jenni Hermoso

While Luis Rubiales' resignation is a victory for the campaign against sexual harassment in Spanish sport, the case continues to shake up Spanish society, reports Dick Nichols.

woman's face

Joviana Guterres works for justice and rights for women victims of past violations of human rights in Timor Leste. She spoke to Green Left’s Coral Wynter and Jim McIlroy during their recent visit to the capital, Dili.

Spanish women's football team

The #ItsOver (#SeAcabó) movement has erupted in Spain to demand the resignation of national football chief Luis Rubiales, over his sexist behaviour following the Spanish women's team's World Cup victory, reports Dick Nichols.

An interfaith gathering with the women of Manipur called on governments to investigate Hindu extremist organisations in Australia which have been accused of fuelling hate crimes in India. Peter Boyle reports.

 

Manipur

Inter-ethnic conflict in Manipur, India, has already cost more than 130 lives, grievously injured hundreds and displaced more than 50,000 people, writes NT. The weaponisation of sexual violence has prompted calls for the Supreme Court to step in to bring justice for the victims.

Brittany Higgins has faced stomach churning attacks from the corporate media

The spectacle of Coalition MPs weaponising Brittany Higgins’ allegation of rape in Parliament House is stomach churning. Pip Hinman reports.

‘Fuck the patriarchy’ — protesters at a Sydney International Women’s Day march in March, 2020

The Labor government has introduced new bills aiming to eliminate gender-based violence and sexual harassment in the workplace. Andrea Bortoli reports.

Geelong Women Unionists Network (GWUN) partnered with Geelong Regional Libraries to host a forum titled “Patriarchy, Privilege and Power”. Adele Welsh reports.

Protester holds a picture of Jimmy Savile and Margaret Thatcher

Netflix documentary Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story attempts to explain how TV celebrity Jimmy Savile's ties to the British ruling class enabled him to get away with sexual abuse for decades, writes Alex Salmon.

The recently released 2021 National Student Safety Survey shows that sexual harassment and assault is widespread on university campuses. Sarah Hathway reports.

The Geelong Women Unionist Network organised a well-supported action against gendered violence and sexual assault. Zita Henderson reports.

Grace Tame and Brittany Higgins were widely praised for using their National Press Club addresses to highlight politicians' hypocrisy. Sue Bull argues we need action not words.