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Sexual Harassment News: College Campuses, Clerical Abuse

by HB Sexual Harassment Legal Team

02/07/2019

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By detailing the horrific events of her gang rape, one woman fights to end sexual violence on college campuses

Twenty years later, this is what the 45-year-old mother of two does, traveling the country to stand before strangers and share her most awful memory. She has appeared before 110,000 fans at Michigan’s football stadium and 15 or so players on a basketball team. This crusade, which started years before the #MeToo movement, takes her any place where people will listen. read more »

Church clerical abuse: Former nuns share their experiences

A day after Pope Francis publicly admitted for the first time that clerics had sexually abused nuns, promising to tackle the issue that was "still going on" within the Catholic Church, two former female members of the Church have spoken about their experiences with the BBC.

Appearing on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour on Thursday morning, the women welcomed the pontiff's acknowledgement of the scandal, saying that for too long there had been a "culture of silence and secrecy within the hierarchy".

But the descriptions of their experiences will only serve to exacerbate a scandal that continues to rock the Catholic Church. read more »