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Online campaign takes on sexual harassment in India

New Delhi: At a time when the #MeToo movement has drawn global attention to sexual harassment at the work place, gender-power relations and hostile sexism endured by women, the pernicious issue of online sexual harassment of women and girls has not gained any traction in the public consciousnesses and continues to be missing from the larger narrative on violence against women.

An online anti-harassment campaign is now trying to bring public attention to the growing incidence of cyber violence and sexual abuse faced by women in India. Through hashtags, short videos, tweets, blog posts and the creative use of social media, the campaign called “#Digital Hifazat” is seeking to raise awareness about the recent but rampant, phenomenon of online harassment and the problem with existing legislation.

The #Digital Hifazat campaign was the winner of the SM4E awards in the “Online Safety” category, organized by the Digital Empowerment Foundation in 2017.

It

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Online campaign takes on sexual harassment in India – Livemint

New Delhi: At a time when the #MeToo movement has drawn global attention to sexual harassment at the work place, gender-power relations and hostile sexism endured by women, the pernicious issue of online sexual harassment of women and girls has not gained any traction in the public consciousnesses and continues to be missing from the larger narrative on violence against women.

An online anti-harassment campaign is now trying to bring public attention to the growing incidence of cyber violence and sexual abuse faced by women in India. Through hashtags, short videos, tweets, blog posts and the creative use of social media, the campaign called “#Digital Hifazat” is seeking to raise awareness about the recent but rampant, phenomenon of online harassment and the problem with existing legislation.

The #Digital Hifazat campaign was the winner of the SM4E awards in the “Online Safety” category, organized by the Digital Empowerment Foundation in 2017.

It

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California law targets abuse of power and sexual exploitation


Over the past several months, a loud national conversation has been taking place about sexual harassment and assault — in Hollywood, in business, the judiciary, and in the halls of Congress and state legislatures. The conduct revealed is not new and all stems from the same root cause — abuse of power.

For as long as we’ve documented history, people in power have chosen to abuse it. These abuses are perpetrated in many forms, but abusing power for sexual gratification is an age-old variety. The current national conversation, the #MeToo movement, and all of the women (and men) coming forward will change nothing without meaningful channels to report and respond to these abuses of power and sexual exploitation.

In October, Gov. Jerry Brown signed

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California law targets abuse of power and sexual exploitation – San …

For as long as we’ve documented history, people in power have chosen to abuse it. These abuses are perpetrated in many forms, but abusing power for sexual gratification is an age-old variety. The current national conversation, the #MeToo movement, and all of the women (and men) coming forward will change nothing without meaningful channels to report and respond to these abuses of power and sexual exploitation.


In October, Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB500 into law. By adding just a few words to California’s extortion statute, this law will protect Californians from “sextortion” by providing a clear path to report this abuse to law enforcement and a tool for prosecutors to seek accountability from offenders. Sextortion is where the currency demanded is not money but sex or sexual images. It is, at its

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‘Sextortion’ legislation proposed; New Baltimore sexual assault survivor unimpressed

ALBANY — A sexual assault survivor from Greene County called Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed new penalties for predators who use the internet to settle scores and gain revenge “sexually feel-good legislation.”

Gary Greenberg of New Baltimore survived a sexual assault when he was 7 years old and said the proposal does not go far enough to end abuses — especially against children.

Cuomo announced new proposals as part of his 2018 State of the State address, which have been released piecemeal this month, that would create new penalties for predators who digitally extort sexual favors from people or upload personal sexual photographs or videos to the internet to hurt someone, also known as revenge porn.

“The dangerous proliferation of sextortion and revenge crimes disproportionately targets young women and girls and causes harm and embarrassment that can follow victims their entire lives,” Cuomo said. “This new legislation outlaws this horrific, exploitative practice once and

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Faraday Future Dismissed Multiple Reports Of Sexual Harassment By Employee: Lawsuit

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A former security guard at Faraday Future’s headquarters is alleging the start-up of dismissing multiple reports of sexual harassment she filed against one of the company’s IT administrators and even accused her of “inviting the harassment.”

The allegation stems from a lawsuit filed this summer and uncovered on Monday by The Verge. (The news outlet published the filing here.)

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The plaintiff, Genesis Reyes, argues in the complaint that Faraday was more concerned with keeping its “electric car efforts secret than it was with the safety of its employees,” according to The Verge.

Here’s more from The Verge:

She claims the security cameras in the area where she worked were turned off because it was the same place that Faraday Future tested the prototypes of its car, the

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Faraday Future Dismissed Multiple Reports Of Sexual Harassment …

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A former security guard at Faraday Future’s headquarters is alleging the start-up of dismissing multiple reports of sexual harassment she filed against one of the company’s IT administrators and even accused her of “inviting the harassment.”

The allegation stems from a lawsuit filed this summer and uncovered on Monday by The Verge. (The news outlet published the filing here.)

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The plaintiff, Genesis Reyes, argues in the complaint that Faraday was more concerned with keeping its “electric car efforts secret than it was with the safety of its employees,” according to The Verge.

Here’s more from The Verge:

She claims the security cameras in the area where she worked were turned off because it was the same place that Faraday Future tested the prototypes of its car, the

Read more at: https://jalopnik.com/faraday-future-dismissed-multiple-reports-of-sexual-har-1820988518

Drive kicked off to sensitise students about sexual violence

New Delhi: Adolescence is a complex issue — and with little or no knowledge of sexual abuse, it can have serious implications, including legal consequences. For an easier understanding of the laws, consequences and remedies related to the issue, a much-needed drive covering all city schools was launched on Thursday.

Delhi High Court acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal — who is also the chairperson of the Delhi State Legal Services Authority — conceived the idea of preparing a module on sexual violence for school students in the 14-18 years age group .

“The idea is to make children aware of the various forms of sexual violence so that they can distinguish right from the wrong, and legal from the illegal. It will also help spread a word of caution in case they are themselves indulging in such activities

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Cyber Crimes Unit to Catch Sexual Predators By Mining Bitcoin

Cyber Crimes Unit to Catch Sexual Predators By Mining BitcoinCyber Crimes Unit to Catch Sexual Predators By Mining Bitcoin

A Benton County Arkansas Cyber crimes police unit said they intend to catch child pornographers and sex criminals by mining bitcoin. The county’s sheriff, Shawn Holloway, said that technology is evolving rapidly. In this sense, law enforcers must remain a step ahead to keep up with nascent trends in criminality. This is especially true when it comes to “cyber crime” and dark web activity. 

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Cyber Crimes Unit to Catch Sexual Predators By Mining Bitcoin …

Cyber Crimes Unit to Catch Sexual Predators By Mining BitcoinCyber Crimes Unit to Catch Sexual Predators By Mining Bitcoin

A Benton County Arkansas Cyber crimes police unit said they intend to catch child pornographers and sex criminals by mining bitcoin. The county’s sheriff, Shawn Holloway, said that technology is evolving rapidly. In this sense, law enforcers must remain a step ahead to keep up with nascent trends in criminality. This is especially true when it comes to “cyber crime” and dark web activity. 

Also read:Read more at: https://news.bitcoin.com/cyber-crimes-unit-to-criminals-by-mining-bitcoin/