Indonesia passes landmark sexual violence law

Indonesia’s parliament on Tuesday passed a long-awaited bill to combat sexual violence, aimed at providing a legal framework for victims to seek justice in a country where sexual abuse has often been considered a private matter. A majority of lawmakers backed the bill in the plenary session of parliament, overcoming opposition from some conservative groups … Read more

Access to abortion under renewed threat in Oklahoma and Missouri

CNN — As abortion rights advocates could score several victories across US states in the coming days, they are sounding the alarm over a bill from Oklahoma that would ban nearly all abortions that might be enacted into law. . Here are some of the moves this week in state legislatures and by heads of … Read more

Dominique Strauss-Kahn In brief | CNN

CNN — A look back at the life of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former director of the International Monetary Fund. Date of Birth: April 25, 1949 Birth place: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France Birth name: Dominique Gaston André Strauss-Kahn Dad: Gilbert Strauss-Kahn, legal and tax advisor Mother: Jacqueline Fellus, journalist Marriages: Myriam L’Aouffir (October 2017-present); Anne Sinclair (1991-2013, divorced); Brigitte … Read more

Abortion, LGBTQ Rights and More: A Roundup of Controversial Red State Actions

CNN — Republican-led states across the country have enacted a series of new restrictions on abortion, the rights of LGBTQ and transgender youth, and the discussion of critical race theory. Here’s a look at some of the legislation passed this session, where the bills are coming from, and what’s under consideration. The flurry of activity … Read more

Highlights on Cristiano Ronaldo | CNN

CNN — Here is a glimpse into the life of professional footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. Date of Birth: February 5, 1985 Place of birth: Funchal, Portugal Birth name: Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro Dad: Jose Dinis Aveiro, gardener Mother: Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, the cook Children: with Georgina Rodriguez: Alana, 2017; with mother’s name not … Read more

Philippines raises age of sexual consent from 12 to 16

CNN — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill that raises the minimum age of sexual consent from 12 to 16, his office announced Monday, in a bid to protect minors from rape and sexual abuse. Until now, the Philippines had one of the lowest minimum ages of sexual consent in the … Read more