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Flood of sexual harassment claims seen boosting efforts to outlaw …

An avalanche of claims of sexual harassment, assault and rape by hugely influential Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein have surfaced.  AFP picAn avalanche of claims of sexual harassment, assault and rape by hugely influential Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein have surfaced. — AFP picNEW YORK, Oct 18 — The torrent of stories of sexual harassment and assault in the wake of claims about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein could help propel campaigns to make sextortion illegal, according to activists trying to change laws in the United States.

Sextortion – a form of extortion that involves sexual acts or images as its currency — is not recognised by criminal laws in many US states and victims often have little or no recourse, experts say.

The headlines, social media and watercooler conversations prompted by the Weinstein case are “incredibly powerful” in illustrating the extent of the problem, said Jennifer

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Flood of sexual harassment claims seen boosting efforts to outlaw sextortion

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The torrent of stories of sexual harassment and assault in the wake of claims about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein could help propel campaigns to make sextortion illegal, according to activists trying to change laws in the United States.

Sextortion – a form of extortion that involves sexual acts or images as its currency – is not recognized by criminal laws in many U.S. states and victims often have little or no recourse, experts say.

The headlines, social media and watercooler conversations prompted by the Weinstein case are “incredibly powerful” in illustrating the extent of the problem, said Jennifer Becker, senior staff attorney with Legal Momentum, The Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund, that works to combat sextortion.

Using hashtag #MeToo, tens of thousands of women have gone to Twitter and Facebook to recount experiences of being verbally abused, groped, molested and raped by bosses,

Read more at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-women-sexcrimes-sextortion/flood-of-sexual-harassment-claims-seen-boosting-efforts-to-outlaw-sextortion-idUSKBN1CM3B7

Flood of sexual harassment claims seen boosting efforts to outlaw …

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The torrent of stories of sexual harassment and assault in the wake of claims about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein could help propel campaigns to make sextortion illegal, according to activists trying to change laws in the United States.

Sextortion – a form of extortion that involves sexual acts or images as its currency – is not recognized by criminal laws in many U.S. states and victims often have little or no recourse, experts say.

The headlines, social media and watercooler conversations prompted by the Weinstein case are “incredibly powerful” in illustrating the extent of the problem, said Jennifer Becker, senior staff attorney with Legal Momentum, The Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund, that works to combat sextortion.

Using hashtag #MeToo, tens of thousands of women have gone to Twitter and Facebook to recount experiences of being verbally abused, groped, molested and raped by bosses,

Read more at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-women-sexcrimes-sextortion/flood-of-sexual-harassment-claims-seen-boosting-efforts-to-outlaw-sextortion-idUSKBN1CM3B7

Flood of sexual harassment claims seen boosting efforts to outlaw sextortion (VIDEO)

An avalanche of claims of sexual harassment, assault and rape by hugely influential Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein have surfaced.  AFP picAn avalanche of claims of sexual harassment, assault and rape by hugely influential Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein have surfaced. — AFP picNEW YORK, Oct 18 — The torrent of stories of sexual harassment and assault in the wake of claims about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein could help propel campaigns to make sextortion illegal, according to activists trying to change laws in the United States.

Sextortion – a form of extortion that involves sexual acts or images as its currency — is not recognised by criminal laws in many US states and victims often have little or no recourse, experts say.

The headlines, social media and watercooler conversations prompted by the Weinstein case are “incredibly powerful” in illustrating the extent of the problem, said Jennifer

Read more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/showbiz/article/flood-of-sexual-harassment-claims-seen-boosting-efforts-to-outlaw-sextortio

Flood Of Sexual Harassment Claims Seen Boosting Efforts To Outlaw Sextortion

New York:  The torrent of stories of sexual harassment and assault in the wake of claims about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein could help propel campaigns to make sextortion illegal, according to activists trying to change laws in the United States.

Sextortion – a form of extortion that involves sexual acts or images as its currency – is not recognized by criminal laws in many U.S. states and victims often have little or no recourse, experts say.

The headlines, social media and watercooler conversations prompted by the Weinstein case are “incredibly powerful” in illustrating the extent of the problem, said Jennifer Becker, senior staff attorney with Legal Momentum, The Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund, that works to combat sextortion.

Using hashtag #MeToo, tens of

Read more at: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/flood-of-sexual-harassment-claims-seen-boosting-efforts-to-outlaw-sextortion-1764287

How Shay Mitchell Teamed Up with Ashton Kutcher to Fight Sexual Harassment Online

Sexual exploitation can take place in a variety of ways — but in the digital age, it’s largely happening via computer and phones screen in the form of “sextortion.”

Never heard of the term? Well, Shay Mitchell can explain. The Pretty Little Liars actress recently teamed up with Thorn, a nonprofit organization cofounded by Ashton Kutcher dedicated to building technology to defend kids from sexual abuse.

In an animated PSA video narrated by Mitchell, a cat character breaks down the term sextortion, which is a cybercrime that relies on victims feeling too ashamed to ask for help when an abuser threatens to distribute their intimate images — a huge problem among teens today.

“Okay, so you did a thing,” Mitchell says in a voiceover. “You sent a picture of yourself with no clothes on — something you thought wouldn’t be shared.”

“Seemed like a good

Read more at: http://people.com/tv/shay-mitchell-ashton-kutcher-sextortion-psa/

Eight out of 10 Indians suffer cyber harassment: Norton study

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Ashton Kutcher & Shay Mitchell Teamed Up To Fight Sexual Harassment Online

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WCD ministry announces portal to tackle cyber crime, harassment directed against women, children


cyber bullying, cyber crime against women, Women and Child Development ministry, Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children, CCPWC, social media trolls, indian express newscyber bullying, cyber crime against women, Women and Child Development ministry, Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children, CCPWC, social media trolls, indian express news CCPWC is expected to go live from March next year. (Source: MinistryWCD/Twitter)

WCD ministry announces portal to tackle cyber crime, harassment …


cyber bullying, cyber crime against women, Women and Child Development ministry, Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children, CCPWC, social media trolls, indian express newscyber bullying, cyber crime against women, Women and Child Development ministry, Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children, CCPWC, social media trolls, indian express news CCPWC is expected to go live from March next year. (Source: MinistryWCD/Twitter)