Why is my existence questioned? Why is my opinion questioned just because of my womanhood? Does working till late night and being independent, living on my own, wearing clothes of my choice make me promiscuous? I often think of these questions.
AMSTERDAM, July 28: The World Health Organization says female sex workers are 13.5 percent more likely to be infected with HIV than other women of reproductive age.Sex workers took center stage at the International Aids Conference in Amsterdam Thursday, using music and dance to press home a serious message: "We are people too, and we have rights."
CHILE, July 24: Last month, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of five Chilean bishops amid accusations of abuse and related cover-ups. Chile is now investigating 158 members of the country's embattled Catholic Church — both clergymen and lay people — for perpetrating or concealing the sexual abuse of children and adults, prosecutors said on Monday.
It’s easy to cross the border between Nepal and India. Too easy. Most of its 1,600km is marked by simple, 30cm-high concrete piles. There is no wall, no fence, no barbed wire. In fact, some farmers have fields that are part in Nepal and part in India.
Activism against Section 377 began in the early 90s when NGOs and health workers, primarily working against HIV/AIDS, alleged that the law was being used to persecute them and hamper the distribution of condoms
DHANGADHI, July 7: Maya BK, 21, a girl from the underprivileged Dalit community, grew up fighting with social discrimination and injustice. Despite battling with social barriers and financial strain, she always had her head held high.
NEWCASTLE, July 3: The highest ranking Catholic official to ever be convicted of concealing sexual crimes against children has been sentenced to 12 months in Australia for covering up abuse by a pedophile priest.
WASHINGTON DC, June 28: Joel Davis, who helped found Youth to End Sexual Violence and was chairman of the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict, was arrested Tuesday in Manhattan on charges of enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity, attempted sexual exploitation of a minor, and possession, receipt and distribution of child pornography.
MOSCOW, June 14:Russian women should avoid sex with non-white foreign men during the football World Cup because they could become single mothers to mixed race children, a senior lawmaker in Moscow said on Wednesday.
Women on dating apps like Tinder are more often looking for confirmation of being attractive, whereas men desire for casual sex and short-term relationships, a study has found. “Women use dating apps to feel better about themselves more than men do,” Mons Bendixen, Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Being perceived as a potential partner by other users is regarded as positive, he said.
UNITED NATIONS, March 8: The head of the U.N. agency promoting equality for women says the global spotlight on sexual harassment and abuse and the punishment of some powerful men who had been “untouchable” is an important moment — but it’s just “a tip of an iceberg.”
CHILE, Jan 16: Pope Francis will be under pressure Tuesday to confront a priest sex abuse scandal during his first full day in Chile, an Andean nation where the majority identifies as Roman Catholic but strong currents of skepticism and even contempt for the church are increasingly present.
LOS ANGELES, Jan 8: Dark drama “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the big winner with four Golden Globes awards on Sunday on a night marked by scathing jokes about sexual harassment and passionate odes to those breaking their silence.
LOS ANGELES, Jan 6: A civil lawsuit charging Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis with raping a publicist has prompted three additional women to come forward with their own sexual misconduct accusations, including another publicist who says he forced her to perform oral sex, then raped her.
ROME, Nov 12: Silvio Berlusconi resorted to a familiar tactic to appeal to the crowd during a recent political comeback speech on the enchanting Italian island of Ischia: a joke laced with sexual innuendo.
LOS ANGELES,Oct 7: Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein issued an apology Thursday and announced he was taking leave after the New York Times published a bombshell report accusing him of sexual harassment over several decades.
BANGKOK, July 18: A former Thai Buddhist monk wanted on child sex charges will be sent home from the United States to face trial, Thai police said on Tuesday, the latest scandal to raise questions about the state of Buddhism in a fast-changing society.
NEW YORK, July 1: A doctor forced from a New York hospital because of sexual harassment accusations returned Friday with an assault rifle hidden under a lab coat and shot seven people, killing one woman and leaving several doctors fighting for their lives, authorities said.
SYDNEY, June 29: Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of historical sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See.
NORRIS TOWN, June 7: Bill Cosby’s chief accuser said she shot down the actor’s casual advances twice before she found herself paralyzed and unable to fight him off the night she took pills that he convinced her were safe herbal supplements.
DHADING, May 3: The sex composition of the candidates belong to different political parties who on Tuesday filed their nominations in Dhading district to contest the local polls slated for May 14 as mayoral candidate is lopsided.
Talking about sex and menstruation is still a taboo in Nepal. Amidst all the confusion created by physical and psychological changes, young teenagers in Nepal aren’t encouraged to share about their internal conflicts.
Republica talked to people to get their opinion on this matter.
Why do you think sex and reproductive health education is important? Is the curriculum designed by the government of Nepal on reproductive health and sex education enough to deal with the problems in the real world? If not, what are the improvements that can be made?
Australian police on Thursday urged fans of Justin Bieber and their parents to stay vigilant on the internet, after they filed charges over more than 900 child sex offences against a man who impersonated the popstar online.
LONDON, Feb 9: Four men convicted of grooming girls for sex in a case that fueled racial tensions in Britain are facing deportation to Pakistan after a judge upheld a government decision to strip them of British citizenship.
KHOTANG, Feb 8: Police have arrested a middle-aged man involved in murdering a thirty-year-old woman on Saturday for reportedly refusing to have sex with him. The incident came to light after the police in Khotang district arrested the alleged murderer on Monday, five hours after identifying the body of the woman dumped on a riverside in Bhojpur district.
The California Institute of the Arts was created partly by Walt Disney’s desire to bring more top-flight animators into the profession. And it has during its 47 years, though for a long time almost all were men.
LOS ANGELES, Dec 26: Singer-songwriter George Michael, who was found dead on Sunday at his home in Oxfordshire, England, had once said that he had spent the past 20 years trying to sabotage his glittering career via a series of humiliating drug and sex scandals.
KATHMANDU, Nov 30: More than 85 per cent of the total HIV infection in the country has been found transmitted from unprotected sex, a study by the National Centre or AIDS and STD Control (NCASC) revealed.
LONDON, Nov 26: Wi-Fi has been identified as the most important daily need with 4 out of 10 persons giving it more importance than other human luxuries and necessities like sex, chocolate and alcohol, a new study has claimed.
There was a time when you used you to un-dress in front of your husband or talk seductively to your lady love. But that time has passed. Now, you're more likely to say 'honey! Not now, maybe some other time,' and you're not alone. Many others can join this club, because work and stress catch up with everyone and a decrease in libido is guaranteed.