- Aug 3, 2020
According to the chairperson of Zimbabwe’s Gender Commission, 22 women are raped every day in the country, one woman is abused every 75 minutes, an average of 646 women are sexually abused monthly, and one in three girls is raped or sexually assaulted before they reach the age of 18.
A bishop accused of raping a nun in India has tested positive for COVID-19, putting a court appearance scheduled in August in doubt.
The rape of a 6-year-old girl in India is a “blot on society,” says Archbishop Leo Cornelio.
A trial court in southern Kerala state ordered Bishop Franco Mulakkal to appear for trial March 24 on charges of repeatedly raping a nun.
A new movie screened March 8 at the D.C. Independent Film Festival in Washington, “Sema” — Swahili for “Speak Out” — illustrates the scope of the issue of rape culture in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Every year, it’s estimated that over 400,000 women are raped every year in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This Lent, Scottish Catholics are raising money to help the victims of sexual violence in the country.