The results of the Citadel's disciplinary hearings for 11 male cadets accused of hazing will be announced on Monday, March 10, the South Carolina military college said. Three male cadets allegedly used violence and abusive treatment against Jeanie Mentavlos and Kim Messer and failed to report hazing. Eight other male cadets faces less severe charges. Two of the first four women admitted to the formerly all-male college, Messer and Mentavlos left the school in December because of the hazing and harassment.
12/9/2013 Mixed Results for Afghanistan's Anti-Violence Against Women Law - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released their annual report on violence against women in Afghanistan yesterday, revealing mixed results of the country's Elimination of Violence against Women Law.
"A Way to Go: An Update on Implementation of the Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan [PDF]," found that there was a 28 percent increase in reports of violence against women from 2012 to 2013 , but only 17 percent of those were prosecuted under EVAW - a small 2 percent increase from last year.
The law, which was issued by the executive decree of President Hamid Karzai in 2009, criminalizes 22 acts of violence against women and specifies punishment for perpetrators. . . .