In south Florida, Catholic priest Jan Malicki has been accused of having sex with two women, and Episcopal priest John Brackett faces accusations of having affairs with two women while promising to marry each one as well as misusing church funds.
Malicki was suspended by the Epiphany Catholic Church in Miami, Florida when one woman accused him of sexual misconduct. Following this accusation, another women issued a similar claim, and stated that she was a minor when the incident occurred. At All Saints Episcopal Church, a letter from the Ecclesiastical Court accuses Brackett of misappropriation of church funds and having affairs with five women.
Neither is being brought up on criminal charges. Both may continue practicing if they are cleared of the accusations after internal investigations.
Media Resources: Feminists Against Violence - July 27, 1998
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .