Two women have charged a 45-year-old doctor at Washington’s Greater Southeast Community Hospital with sexual assault. The women allege that the assault took place during routine examinations. A 56-year-old Oxon Hill, Maryland woman and a 41-year-old Washington, D.C. woman both reported sexual abuse that Dr. Michael Daniel Lavine claims were acts done for “bona fide medical” purposes.
Levine faces three counts of sexual abuse of a patient and three counts of misdemeanor sexual abuse. If convicted, Lavine could spend 26 years in prison and be forced to pay $250,000 in fines.
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. . . .