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Gays and Lesbians can Obtain asylum in US on Grounds of Harassment and Abuse

...S is another frequent factor in public and private harassment of homosexuals abroad. A doctor from Venezuela, who treated people with HIV and AIDS there and championed their cause within his profession, was granted asylum this year after being kidnapped, beaten and sexually humiliated by a police squad. "I wa...

Inquest of Date-rape Drug Victim Attracts Wide Attention in Australia

...ying ages. Among numerous acts of alleged sexual harassment were asking a 15 year old to do an erotic dance in their cabin for cash, entering a cabin of 4 girls uninvited, asking if they were going to the disco where they 'could go down on them' and asking one woman if he could perform oral sex on her among ...

Pain Doctor in Virginia Sentenced to Five Years Imprisonment

...y ignore patient complaints or they are fearful of harassment by drug-enforcement agents. Between 1998 and 2002, Hurwitz drew more than 400 patients from 39 states to his clinic in McLean for prescriptions for painkillers such as morphine and OxyContin. Brinkema said she had read news accounts of the first ...

India Grapples With First Bill to Stop Workplace Sex Harassment

...he first ever legislation aimed at stopping sexual harassment and provide minimum protection to women joining t...a law would be welcome news, as discrimination and harassment in offices are seen as rife. In a 2005 case, Indian air force pilot Anjali Gupta was court-martial...

Hate Crimes Against Gays and Lesbians Rising in US

...uals. Gay men also reported the highest rates of harassment and verbal abuse. And gay men and lesbians reported two to four times more housing and job discrimination than bisexuals. The disparities persisted after Herek controlled statistically for age, race, ethnicity and education he said. "Men are gene...

VA Should Revise Its Methods for Evaluating PTSD in Ex-military Personnel

...matic events unrelated to combat, including sexual harassment or assaults that occurred during service. VA should make a concerted effort to gather data and provide reference materials to help disability raters better address the management of PTSD claims related to sexual assault during military service, the r...

Denial of Treatment for HIV Infected Child Sparks Outrage

...ed fear of spread of HIV. This has caused needless harassment for the hapless boy and his family," Saha said. R.S. Shukla, special secretary of the state health department and director of the West Bengal State HIV AIDS Prevention and Control Society (WBSACS), has said he would try and find out what happened...

Fault the School System in US for Massacres, Say Sociologists

...d teen suicides, both of which have been linked to harassment from peers. Complaints to authorities rarely lead to any reaction. They would not do anything to challenge the social structure that gives rise to horrid bullying sometimes, critics say.Rampant moral hypocrisy that promotes the most two-faced, mean...

Children's Hospital Boston Presents at the Society for Adolescent Medicine Annual Meeting

...adolescents may be an explanation.' Bullying and harassment of children who behave or appear outside expected ...mbia now have a safe schools initiative to prevent harassment based on sexual orientation, and a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 284) proposes ame...

Mixed Sex Wards Still Continue For Psychiatric Patients

... has resulted in an increase of sex crimes, abuse, harassment and intimidation among the psychiatric patients. When the government came to power in 1997, it had pledged to abolish mixed wards but the practice is reported to continue. Subsequently an investigation was ordered by the Health Secretary, Patricia ...

Teens More Likely to Become Victims of Online Harassments

...line are more likely to become// victims of online harassment than those who share their personal information on...oximately 9 percent of online youth are targets of harassment and 13 percent are targets of unwanted sexual solicitation each year. These incidents may lead to ps...

Racists Attack Indian Nurses in Liverpool

...s and screaming abuse such as 'Go home pakis'. The harassment is now escalating." Police inspector Paul Un-swo...lly investigate each allegation. "We take racial harassment very seriously and work hard at investigating all incidents thoroughly. "There has been a dedicate...

Indian Scientist Sues International Genetic Centre for $5 Million

...nd to attend international meetings. Continuous harassment "resulted into mental stress which further developed into many medical problems, as suggested by the medical reports since 1998, the year Chauhan became the director", the lawyers alleged. According to the case being filed, these medical problems cou...

Men are from Mars and Women from Venus, but why on Earth are Women so Woefully Wronged?

...utes; a dowry death every 77 minutes, and a sexual harassment every 53 minutes'. Courtesy: The Indian National Crime Records. Violence against women raises its ugly head in many forms – infanticide, elimination of female foetuses, domestic violence, sexual harassment, molestation, rape, trafficking and dowry ...

Doctors, Nurses Face Sexual Harassment At Work Place

...ncluding senior staff members revealed that sexual harassment in hospitals is quite common. 'Power imbalances characterised many of the incidents of sexual harassment as the perpetrators were frequently persons in authority and victims were often those in a relativel...

AIIMS Goes to Polls Amid Reservation Issues

...tten to AIIMS Director P. Venugopal complaining of harassment by upper caste students in the institute. Source-IANS...

Survey Shows That Nurses In Scotland Are A Bullied Lot

...of Nursing, RCN in Scotland has found bullying and harassment a continuing problem in// healthcare. Stating that their findings were shocking, they said 21% of nurses have suffered abuse from fellow staff and managers over the past year. They further said that almost a quarter of those bullied had wanted chan...

Doctors' Bid to End Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace

Bullying and harassment in the workplace is BMA Cymru Wales' response to g...owing concerns amongst Welsh GPs that bullying and harassment is on the increase.// Launching the guidance document, chairman of BMA Cymru Wales’ GP Committee,...

Sexual Assaults Rampant In NHS Mental Units

...t says that more than 100 cases of rape and sexual harassment have occurred in the last 24 months. The Times newspaper claims that the report also tells about 10 rapes in which three resulted in pregnancy. Health officials maintain that the report is not yet complete and will be published when it is finished....

Power Cuts Cost Patient His Eyesight

...ital to pay Rs 10,000 for causing mental agony and harassment to the complainant. Lal was rolled into the operation theatre at the hospital on December 24, 2003 for a cataract surgery on his left eye. However, the surgery was interrupted by two power failures, which stalled the operation for almost 15-20 minu...

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