A standing ovation for Congolese Nobel Peace Prize-winner Denis Mukwege who treats war rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Nadia Murad, a Yazidi rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by so called Islamic State, also won the prestigious award
A rape allegation against footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has prompted big sponsors like Nike and EA to express concern, and have him left off the Portuguese national team roster. Kathryn Mayorga alleges he raped her in a hotel room in 2009 and Las Vegas police have reopened a criminal investigation.
The lawyer for a woman who alleges she was raped by Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009 says she was encouraged to come forward by the #MeToo movement. Kathryn Mayorga reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with the Portuguese international footballer involving a 375,000 dollar payment.
The French government has passed legislation that will impose significant fines on sexual harassment in the streets and on public transport, but contrary to recent rumors, it does not mean that prolonged stares will be fined.
Congolese ex-Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba is acquitted of five counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. It's a huge blow to prosecutors and this was the first ICC case with a major focus on the use of rape as a weapon of war, according to the Open Society Justice Initiative