Two Women Died on an Alaska Mayor’s Property. No One Has Ever Been Charged. — ProPublica

Before they died, Jennifer Kirk and Sue Sue Norton were both victims of domestic violence, but the men involved — the ex-mayor’s sons — faced few consequences despite a long history of similar allegations. Source: Two Women Died on an Alaska Mayor’s Property. No One Has Ever Been Charged. — ProPublica

The Columbia OB-GYN Who Sexually Assaulted Patients for More Than 20 Years — ProPublica

For decades, patients warned Columbia about the behavior of obstetrician Robert Hadden. One even called 911 and had him arrested. Columbia let him keep working. Source: The Columbia OB-GYN Who Sexually Assaulted Patients for More Than 20 Years — ProPublica

‘Fighting for justice’: Indonesian domestic worker’s abuse highlights lack of legal protection

Indonesian domestic worker’s abuse

[embed][/embed] “A couple in Indonesia have been jailed for abusing their domestic worker, who suffered months of abuse under their employment. The case has underscored the lack of laws to protect vulnerable domestic workers in the country, according to one lawmaker, who said the case is merely the tip of the iceberg. Domestic workers in…

Winnipeg: A daughter’s quest to find her mother’s remains

Police believe the remains of four indigenous women murdered by a serial killer were dumped in a landfill. But officials have yet to recover their bodies, leaving it up to the victims’ family members to keep the search alive, reports Brandi Morin. Source: Winnipeg: A daughter’s quest to find her mother’s remains

NIMH » Office for Disparities Research and Workforce Diversity Webinar Series: Addressing the Risk for Persistent Effects of Trauma in the Mental Health of Women Across the Lifecourse So, when we think about trauma-related psychiatric disorders such as PTSD and depression, we understand that they affect more than twice as many women than men. And that women are also more likely to experience chronic illness that persists for more than a year. Despite the evidence of sex differences in the epidemiology of…

Women in Africa: Spirituality, Health, and Healing, Mercy Amba Oduyoye, Madeleva Lecture 2018

[embed][/embed] Mercy Amba Oduyoye was honored as the 2018 Madeleva Lecturer. Her lecture, “Women in Africa: Spirituality, Health, and Healing,” took place on April 19, 2018 at Saint Mary’s College. Oduyoye is the director of the Institute of Women in Religion and Culture at Trinity Theological Seminar in Legon, Ghana. Affectionately known as the “mother…

‘Not Even Allowed to Raise Her Voice’: Black Woman Jailed For Months In Dubai After Yelling at Rental Car Agent Who Tried to Force Her to Pay to Retrieve Her Items Left In Wrecked Vehicle

When Allen stopped by the business to retrieve items like her ID and credit card, an agent told her she had to pay an undisclosed fee to reclaim them.Allen’s mother, Tina Baxter, told local news outlets that the encounter escalated after the agent got aggressive and started yelling at her daughter. Allen began yelling back…

What Can Ex–Abortion Doctor Yashica Robinson in Alabama Do?

A year ago, the patients in the waiting area at the Alabama Women’s Center on Sparkman Drive in Huntsville were separated into two rooms. In one, the staff put people whose abortion procedures had already begun through taking a dose of misoprostol. In the other were the ten or 15 who had come for their…

Kuwait suspends new visas for Philippines workers in rights row

KUWAIT (Reuters) – Kuwait has suspended all new visas for Philippine nationals indefinitely, the interior ministry confirmed this week, in an escalation of a row between the oil-rich Gulf state and Manila over worker protections and employer rights.Philippine nationals make up around 6% of Kuwait’s 4.7 million population, government data shows. Kuwaitis make up 32%.The…

California cops illegally share data with anti-abortion states, civil rights groups say

More than 70 California law enforcement agencies are violating state law by sharing automated license plate reader (ALPR) data with out-of-state agencies, putting out-of-state abortion seekers at risk, according to a trio of civil rights groups.The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union chapters for both Northern and Southern California sent letters to…

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