The Marine Corps has charged two drill instructors with raping female students at the Ft. Leonard Wood military training base in Missouri. The charges are part of a continuing investigation against seven Marine instructors, who were brought up on sexual misconduct charges, including sexual harassment and inappropriate sexual relations with students, last April. The rape charges involve separate incidents that allegedly occurred in June 2000. With these latest charges, some officials believe that the extent and seriousness of the misconduct may be much more widespread than previously thought
One of the officers charged with rape has already pled guilty to improper fraternization with a student and to the receipt, possession, and transportation of child pornography. He is currently in the brig at Quantico, with his rank reduced to private. If convicted, the officers could face life sentences.
7/2/2015 National Portrait Gallery Honors Dolores Huerta - Feminist Majority Foundation board member and lifelong feminist activist Dolores Huerta was honored by the National Portrait Gallery last night as the first Latina person to have a featured exhibition at the museum.
Huerta is an active defender of civil rights, farm workers' rights, women's rights, and immigrant rights, and has been for over five decades. . . .
7/1/2015 Women's Rights Activists are Suing the Kenyan Government for Reproductive Rights - A woman in Kenya is suing the Kenyan government for failure to provide safe and legal abortions, which caused her daughter - a 15-year-old rape victim - to suffer a kidney failure after undergoing the procedure illegally.
Currently, there are four petitioners on the case: the mother of the survivor, the Federation of Women Lawyers-Kenya, and two other women's rights advocates. . . .