Sexual Violence in Kenya Increasing Amidst Post-Election Chaos
Health workers in Kenya are reporting an increase in sexual violence amidst the chaos following the country�s presidential elections. According to Nairobi�s Women�s Hospital, the daily average of rape cases had doubled, reports IRIN.
"These sexual attacks may be crimes of opportunism, where people take advantage of the breakdown of normal protection mechanisms to rape, or in cases where the war pits one group against the another, such as ethnic violence, the rapes may be targeted at one particular group of women and girls," Jeanne Ward, an international consultant on gender-based violence told IRIN. Ward noted that though investigations had begun, it was still too early to tell if the rapes in Kenya were targeted. funny picturesfunny imagesfunny photosfunny animal picturesfunny dog picturesfunny cat picturesfunny gifs
Violence has devastated various parts of the country�s capital after the controversial results of the presidential elections were declared. Cases of sexual violence have also been reported against men, IRIN reports.
11/21/2014 Fifth Circuit Court Refuses to Reconsider Ruling Blocking Mississippi TRAP Law - The full US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Thursday refused to reconsider a panel decision blocking enforcement of a Mississippi law that threatened to close the last remaining abortion clinic in the state.
In July, a panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a preliminary injunction against a Mississippi TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) law requiring abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals. . . .