Germany: Appeal for a new Left Party policy on prostitution (2020)

Proposed for publication by Heike Haensel This appeal was agreed by the Left for a World without Prostitution Network in April 2020 and launched as a petition in June. Please sign! Germany has become Europe’s brothel. While neighbouring countries work to curb prostitution and human trafficking, our country offers limitless opportunities for profiteers. Most of …

Sally Challen: Abused wife entitled to killed husband’s estate

2/7/2020 Sent by Sissy Vovoy An abused woman who won an appeal after killing her controlling husband with a hammer can inherit his estate, a judge has ruled. Sally Challen, 65, was found guilty of murdering 61-year-old Richard in Surrey and jailed for life in 2011. She was freed after her conviction was quashed in …

Spain-Violence: More punishment for “wolf pack” members

Spanish court hands four ‘wolf pack’ members further prison terms over separate sexual assault By Laura Pérez Maestro and Zamira Rahim Proposed by Leo Kalovyrnas Madrid, Spain (CNN) Four of the Spanish men convicted in 2019 of raping a woman in Pamplona have been sentenced to further prison terms for a separate case of sexual …

Judge who told woman to ‘close your legs’ to prevent assault is removed from bench

Proposed by Leo Kalovyrnas By Gino Spocchia Court conduct committee said he had ‘displayed a lack of integrity that is unworthy of judicial office’ A New Jersey judge who said closing your legs could prevent sexual assault has been barred from presiding over a courtroom and dismissed from the State Supreme Court bench. The unanimous decision …

Violence against women and girls: the shadow pandemic-UN Women 

Violence against women and girls: the shadow pandemic Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women  With 90 countries in lockdown, four billion people are now sheltering at home from the global contagion of COVID-19. It’s a protective measure, but it brings another deadly danger. We see a shadow pandemic growing, of violence against …