JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new report says more than one-third of women in four low-income countries in Africa and Asia were slapped, mocked, forcibly treated or otherwise abused during childbirth in...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine activists on Tuesday welcomed a new law signed by the president that prohibits a range of acts of sexual harassment, but said it puts him in its crosshairs...
NEW YORK (AP) — A report on Twitter by the human rights group Amnesty International is gaining traction and the company's shares were punished Thursday, suffering one of their worst declines this year.
The report, released earlier this week, said the social media platform has permitted a toxic online culture that allows pervasive abuse of women.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Michigan attorney general's investigation of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse (all times local):
Former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon is the fifth person other than Larry Nassar to be charged during investigations of his sexual abuse of women and girls.
MADRID (AP) — A divisive debate over the legal status of prostitution has reignited in Spain after the country's staunchly feminist government was embarrassed to find out that it had approved the country's first sex workers' union.
Women's rights groups and policymakers have long been divided over whether legalizing prostitution, which is currently not legal but tolerated, would bring out of the shadows a lucrative and widespread business that often comes at the expense of abuse of women.
NEW YORK (AP) — The 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists:
The New York Times and The New Yorker for stories about disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men who have been accused of sexual harassment and abuse. The citation notes the reporting by the Times' Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey and Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker has spurred "a worldwide reckoning about sexual abuse of women."
LONDON (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's former British assistant said Wednesday that a gag order she had to sign when she left his film company was "morally lacking in every way" and failed to stop the movie producer's harassment and abuse of women.
Zelda Perkins quit Weinstein's firm Miramax in 1998 along with a colleague who accused the movie mogul of trying to rape her. Each received a 125,000-pound ($177,000) settlement and signed a non-disclosure agreement.
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court on Tuesday heard final arguments from lawyers and defendants in a gang rape trial that has gripped Spain and triggered criticism over how cases involving alleged abuse of women are handled.
The case known as "La Manada" or "'animal pack," after the nickname the five defendants gave themselves, centers around a woman's allegation that she was gang raped by them during Pamplona's San Fermin festival in July 2016.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fallout from sexual harassment and abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein continued Wednesday as the disgraced producer was hit with a new lawsuit, lost an honorary degree and his former company forced to sell off a major film asset because of the scandal.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein (all times local):
The Weinstein Co. board of directors says it is "shocked and dismayed" over the most recent wave of allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and insists the company didn't know about its former co-chairman's alleged conduct.
The statement calls Weinstein's alleged actions "antithetical to human decency." It says the board did not know of the alleged harassment and abuse of women.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Basic freedoms of expression and association are on the decline around the world, the United States said Friday in a report that warned of worsening conditions for opposition groups and human rights activists.
A song by a Los Angeles singer-songwriter that was performed by a flash mob of women in pink, pointy-eared hats at the Women's March on Washington is being heralded as the anthem of the movement.
MILCK , whose real name is Connie Lim, led some two dozen singers Saturday in her song "Quiet," which is about overcoming physical and sexual abuse. The lyrics include the lines, "A one-woman riot/Oh, I can't keep quiet."
Trump Keeps up Attacks on Clinton
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce has apologized again for comments he made about the abuse of women during a debate.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The spokeswoman for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce said Monday she has resigned because of a comment Pierce made during a debate about abuse of women.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — As the United States prepared to invade Taliban-ruled Afghanistan 15 years ago, then-First Lady Laura Bush took over her husband's weekly radio address to tell the American people that part of the reason for going to war after the attacks of September 11, 2001, was to liberate Afghan women from the brutality that had been forced on them by the extremists' regime.