crime

prison
prison

Women-Led Initiatives Are Closing the Gender Gap in Prison Coding Programs

Coding bootcamps for prisoners have been around since 2014, but they used to be exclusively for men. Girl Develop It is one of the women-led programs tackling that problem.
Zara Stone
8.3.18
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We Polled 12,000 People: Over a Third Said They've Been Stalked

Over a third of VICE UK followers on Snapchat told us that they had been stalked.
Zing Tsjeng
8.1.18
abortion
abortion

Activists Fight for Appeal for Girl Raped By Brother Then Jailed for Abortion

Sexual assault experts are afraid that the case will set a dangerous new precedent for rape survivors in Indonesia.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
7.26.18
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'I Felt Like a Trapped Animal': 6 Women Describe What It's Like to Be Stalked

Stalking can affect anyone, at any point in their lives—and it can be a frightening and life-alteringly horrible experience.
Sirin Kale
Jenna Mahale
7.25.18
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What Would It Really Take to Keep Stalking Victims Safe?

The Stalking Threat Assessment Centre (STAC) is a groundbreaking new Metropolitan Police initiative trying to save lives and protect victims. It's got its work cut out for it.
Sirin Kale
7.24.18
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After My Ex Stalked Me Online, I Saw The Dark Side Of Romantic Obsession

Thanks to a childhood spent watching romantic comedies with forceful male leads, I thought love was persistent and never gave up—until my ex stalked me after our breakup.
Nana Baah
7.24.18
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Alice Reported Her Stalker to the Police Twice. 5 Days Later, He Murdered Her

After Alice Ruggles broke up with her ex-boyfriend, he began relentlessly stalking her before killing her in 2016. Alice's family tells her story.
Sirin Kale
7.23.18
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49 British Women Were Killed By Men They Previously Reported To Police

Broadly asked every UK police force how many women were killed in the last three years by the partners, exes, or stalkers they'd already reported to the authorities.
Sirin Kale
7.23.18
personal essay
personal essay

When I Met the Now-Arrested Leader of a 'Feminist' Cult and His 'Kittens'

After the recent news of Turkish televangelist Adnan Oktar's arrest for fraud, sexual assault, and espionage, I look back on what it was like to meet him and the women of his "Islamic Creationist" cult, known as his "kittens."
Meher Ahmad
7.13.18
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice

Trafficking Victim Serving Life for Killing Man Who Hired Her for Sex Pleads for Clemency

At 16, Cyntoia Brown was sentenced to life in prison for killing a man who bought her for sex. Now, her fate rests in the hands of Tennesse Governor Bill Haslam.
Kimberly Lawson
5.23.18
Pakistan
Pakistan

The City Torn Apart by Child Rape and Murder

Kasur is a bustling city and one of Pakistan's wealthiest provinces—but there have been more than 700 reported incidents of child sexual abuse in the last three years alone
Suddaf Chaudry
5.16.18
Internet
Internet

Trolls Are Illegally Posting Rape Survivors' Names on Twitter

Victims in sexual offense cases are guaranteed lifelong anonymity in the UK, but an investigation has found hundreds of posts on the social network identifying survivors.
Sirin Kale
4.19.18