What’s Current: Report reveals most RCMP officers cited for sexual misconduct over past 5 years were allowed to keep their jobs

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  • A report on the sexual misconduct of RCMP Mounties in Canada found that most officers cited for sexual abuse over the past 5 years were not dismissed from their position. Among the offenses of those who were allowed to continue their careers in law enforcement were domestic violence, voyeurism, non-consensual touching, and starting a relationship with a minor.
  • Hundreds of UK women who were coerced into giving up their children between 1950-1970 are demanding a formal apology from the government. An estimated quarter of a million women, many of whom were unmarried teenage mothers, had their babies taken from them and given up for adoption by religious institutions.
  • A 22-year-old woman in India was gang raped after being lured into an ambulance by men who promised her food.
  • Melissa Hankinson, ex-wife of the former treasurer of Western Australia, Troy Buswell, testified in court regarding instances of assault during the course of their relationship.
Genevieve Gluck

Genevieve Gluck is a writer and advocate for women's sex-based rights and creator of Women's Voices, an audio library dedicated to bringing awareness to feminist texts and speeches.