Over a year and a half after an internal audit of the Atlanta Police Department found 34 unreported rape cases, Atlanta Police Chief Richard Pennington has launched an investigation. The audit was ordered in February 2001 by now-retired Atlanta Deputy Chief C.B. Jackson after an anonymous letter was sent to then-Atlanta Police Chief Beverly Harvard claiming Jackson and others were “underreporting sex crimes —particularly rape and aggravated sodomy,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. At the time of the audit, Jackson claimed that the 34 rape cases had been investigated, but that if a detective suspected a victim was lying, the case would be put in a special file that wouldn’t even be assigned a case number. Jackson is now retired, and the lieutenant who headed the sex unit when the audit took place has been transferred to another until just over a month ago. The investigation into the unreported rapes is ongoing and as of yet there has been no disciplinary action taken against the accused officers.
Media Resources: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 12/02/02
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. . . .