Tag: rape

Rwanda genocide survivors, their gift to all women, seen in new film

Rwanda genocide survivors, their gift to all women, seen in new film

(GIN)—The outlines of the Rwandan genocide are known by many. The time it took place (April to July 1994), the troubling silence of the international community, the number of those brutally murdered (as many as 800,000 mostly of the Tutsi minority and some Hutus) and the ever-debated questions—what could turn a people against their neighbor […]

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Africa trip provides opportunity to talk about crucial cultural issues

Africa trip provides opportunity to talk about crucial cultural issues

| December 21, 2015

By Ann McGaw Special to Frost illustrated In September, I again was privileged to spend time in a number of African countries learning about the peoples and their cultures. My 45-day trip consisted of two parts: eastern Africa (Kenya and Tanzania) and southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe). A very special event occurred […]

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Documentary on Congolese hero doctor opens film fest

Documentary on Congolese hero doctor opens film fest

| November 10, 2015

(GIN)—Dr. Denis Mukwege is the star of a new documentary that uplifts women who have been raped and abused in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Thousands of women were saved from lives of pain, humiliation and rejection by this dedicated gynecologist. While he sewed up their insides that had been torn to shreds by […]

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Accused ex-leader of Chad hears sex slavery charges

Accused ex-leader of Chad hears sex slavery charges

| October 27, 2015

(GIN)—Four women testifying at the trial of former President Hissene Habré of Chad told of being sent to Oudi-Doum, a desert camp north of Chad as sexual slaves for the army of the then-dictator Habré and that soldiers at the camp repeatedly raped many women. One of women testified that Habré himself had also raped […]

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Men serve up vigilante justice to avert attempted rape attempt; alleged perpetrator left battered

Men serve up vigilante justice to avert attempted rape attempt; alleged perpetrator left battered

| July 26, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:35 a.m., July 20, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of the 1400 block of Greene Street in reference to a possible attempted rape investigation. As officers and  paramedics arrived on the scene, they observed a male adult laying on the ground unresponsive. Paramedics provided medical attention to the […]

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How to direct a prejudice through language

How to direct a prejudice through language

| May 28, 2015

By Harold A. Maio Special to Frost Illustrated Using the word ‘stigma’ creates a stigma and perpetuates it There are many ways to project a prejudice. Among the cleverest are methods that assert a prejudice while appearing to be against it. That technique is widely employed, and seldom recognized as an assertion. “CMHI removes the […]

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Beyond survival: Life after rape

Beyond survival: Life after rape

| March 18, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent LAST IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)—“On May 15, 1995, two men ran up behind me as I approached my apartment building, and one of them pointed a gun at my head. In the hour that followed, I was blindfolded, gagged, tied face down to my bed, and raped by both.” […]

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The loud silence of rape survivors

The loud silence of rape survivors

| March 11, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent FOURTH IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)–An online survey of sexual assault survivors conducted as part of this series vividly captures the fear and reluctance black women rape survivors exhibit about sharing their ordeal with others: From a young woman, drugged and raped by a man she met at a […]

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Some faith leaders victimize rape survivors again

Some faith leaders victimize rape survivors again

| March 4, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent THIRD IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Simone Oliver had always been called, as they say in the religious community. She was active in the Baptist church throughout her youth, playing piano for the youth choir and even ghostwriting sermons for several pastors as a teen. She loved Scripture, loved preaching, […]

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Rape’s other victims

Rape’s other victims

| February 24, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent SECOND IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The first time Tiffany Perry learned about her conception, she was too innocent to fully understand the gentle explanation her mother was offering, too young to process such a heavy and complicated behavior. What she distinctly remembers is watching “Oprah” with her mom a […]

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