Authorities in the Argentinian capital will fine people up to $60 for sexual harassment in public places under a new law.
A human rights watchdog says the Philippines is facing one of the fastest growing epidemics of HIV in the Asia Pacific, fueled by government policies that restrict intervention, including access to condom by men who have sex with men.
A man has been arrested after firing a rifle inside a pizza restaurant in Washington that was the target of a bizarre fake US election story on Dec.5.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan approved a bill on Dec. 2 that will gradually increase sentences for the sexual abuse of children nine days before a Constitutional Court annulment over the content of the crime goes into effect
Erospolis, relieved by the withdrawal of the bill that pardons men convicted of sex with underage girls if they have married them, brings some facts to the image of the ‘young wife grieving because her husband is in jail’
The arrested staff of daily Cumhuriyet have demanded that their indictment be prepared as soon as possible in the hopes that they can be tried without arrest, said opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Utku Çakırözer, who visited the journalists in Istanbul’s Silivri jail, the daily reported Nov. 25.
Category: AYŞE ARMAN
It was excellent to see women banding together and making their voices heard on the government’s recent child sex abuse bill. They were able to solve part of this issue. But a significant part of it is still there.
A parliamentary commission abolished a contentious motion regarding the sex abuse of minors on Nov. 23 following strong reaction from opposition parties and many non-governmental organizations
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Turkey is not only going backward in leaps and bounds in terms of all the social gains secured under its secular republic, but has also started taking a step toward the primitive
An Australian woman who was told she might never become pregnant says she has given birth to twins conceived 10 days apart.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to move aggressively on a conservative agenda in filling Supreme Court vacancies, cracking down on immigration and cutting taxes, but also sought to reassure worried Americans they have nothing to fear from his presidency.
Sweden's chief prosecutor is questioning WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange about a rape allegation at the Ecuadorean embassy in London.
A total of 500 sex workers have gained the right to retire after victory in a struggle against their employers over their social security rights in the western province of İzmir
Australia’s upper house of parliament, or the Senate, has rejected a government plan to hold a public vote on recognizing gay marriage
Category: GWYNNE DYER
Four years ago optimism was high that AIDS was in retreat, and could ultimately be eradicated. Back then the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) was boldly predicting “the end of AIDS by 2030.” Nobody is feeling so optimistic now.
Author George Junne speaks to the Hürriyet Daily News about his book ‘The Black Eunuchs of the Ottoman Empire: Networks of Power in the Court of the Sultan
The European Parliament on Oct. 27 awarded its Sakharov Prize to Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar, two Iraqi Yazidi women who were held as sex slaves by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants and have campaigned for human rights since escaping.
Lithuania’s center-right opposition Peasants and Greens party declared victory after a second round of voting in a general election on Oct. 23 and said it would start negotiations with the Homeland Union and Social Democrats over forming a coalition government.
One person was killed and at least two injured by two near-simultaneous blasts in a Japanese park on Oct. 23, the local fire department said
The number of people engaged in prostitution in Turkey is estimated to be over 100,000, with an annual market value of around $4 billion, according to Professor Ayşegül Akbay, a public health expert at Ankara University.
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