News tagged with sexual violence

Rape stats poorly reflect reality

Statistics on violence – particularly towards women and children – are highly politicised in South Africa. Typically, they serve one of two purposes: either they provide government with evidence of a ...

dateJun 22, 2015 in Social Sciences
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A high price to pay for cheap technology

Rape in war cannot be addressed in isolation. It is deeply embedded in both the local context and that of global proportions. This is one of the conclusions made in a doctoral thesis about eastern Democratic Republic of Congo ...

dateSep 17, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Facebook is pulling ads from racy, violent pages

Facebook is pulling ads from pages that contain violence or sexual content. The social network said that on Monday, it will expand its definition of pages and groups that are too controversial to carry advertisements.

dateJun 29, 2013 in Internet
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How teenagers cope with inner-city risks

With concerns often expressed about youth crime and violence in the UK, researchers have been investigating what young people really think about living in an inner-city neighbourhood that has high levels of deprivation, crime ...

dateMay 15, 2013 in Social Sciences
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