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Leaders and policies at UNAIDS failed to prevent or respond to allegations of harassment: report

UNAIDS, under fire over a mishandled sexual assault investigation, suffers from "a broken organisational culture," where leaders fail "to accept responsibility" and fear among staff is rampant, an expert report said Friday. The Independent Expert Report was created by UNAIDS' oversight body following a public uproar triggered by the agency's handling of sexual assault allegations against former deputy executive director Luiz Loures. The findings, based on dozens of interviews and hundreds of staff surveys, said the…

Girl confronts, films harasser at Quaid’s mausoleum

KARACHI: In what can be termed a brave move, a girl not only shamed but filmed a man for taking her pictures without consent on her visit to Quaid's mausoleum in Karachi, ARY News reported.  In a video posted on social media, the girl claimed that she approached a bearded man inside the park around Quaid's mausoleum after he clicked her pictures and took away his phone. The girl can be seen shaming the man after she found not only her picture but some other girls' pictures in the phone. "I want your family and…

Google outlines steps to tackle workplace harassment

Google on Thursday outlined changes to its handling of sexual harassment complaints, hoping to calm outrage that triggered a worldwide walkout of workers last week. "We recognize that we have not always gotten everything right in the past and we are sincerely sorry for that," chief executive Sundar Pichai said in a message to employees, a copy of which was shared with AFP. Arbitration of harassment claims will be optional instead of obligatory, according to Pichai, a move that could end anonymous settlements that fail…

Gunman at Florida yoga studio had been accused of harassment

A gunman who killed two women at a Florida yoga studio and wounded five other people before taking his own life had previously been accused of harassing young women, police said on Saturday. Authorities said they do not know why Scott Beierle, 40, opened fire on Friday afternoon after posing as a customer to join the class at the Hot Yoga studio in Tallahassee. Detectives are searching for links between him and the victims. The two women who died were identified as a student and a faculty member from Florida State…

Ride-hailing service driver gets bail in harassment case

KARACHI: A local court here on Sunday granted bail to a driver working for a ride-hailing service in a case pertaining to harassment of a female student. The court approved bail for suspect Zulifqar Ali against a surety bond of Rs10, 000. Yesterday, Karachi police arrested the driver of an online cab service after a woman jumped out of a moving car on the busy Shahrah-e-Faisal road, complaining that he was harassing her. The incident occurred near Karachi’s Gora Kabrastan. People standing nearby caught the driver…

PM Imran Khan’s residence gets a mosque

ISLAMABAD: A small mosque has been constructed and inuagurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan in his Bani Gala residence, ARY News reported on Saturday. According to ARY News correspondent, a mosque has been inaugurated inside PM's residence in Islamabad's Bani Gala neighbourhood to facilitate the visitors to offer prayers. The ARY News correspondent added that party men and other visitors who used to frequent the PM's residence used to offer their prayers in congregation in the house's lawn. "Keeping in view the…

India mulls to tighten sexual harassment laws: Officials    

NEW DELHI: India is considering tightening sexual harassment laws after rising complaints of abuse lodged by women in recent weeks, said government officials on Thursday. Changes to the laws are being considered as the government weighs different proposals to tackle harassment, one of the officials said. “The official announcement could come next week,” said the official, who works in the prime minister’s office. The government focus on the law has come after women’s rights groups complained that the existing laws…

Anwar Majeed moves SHC against FIA over ‘harassment’

KARACHI: Anwar Majeed, the head of the Omni Group of Companies and a close aide of former president Asif Ali Zardari, has approached the Sindh High Court (SHC) against the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for allegedly causing harassment. Incarcerated Majeed filed a constitutional petition through his counsel pleading with the high court to restrain the FIA from harassing him. After preliminary hearing, a bench of the SHC issued notices to the FIA and other official respondents to come up with their response on…

Actress Humaima Malick ‘harassed’ at Lahore hotel

LAHORE: Pakistani actress Humaima Malick was reportedly harassed by an unidentified man while staying at a hotel in Lahore. According to the actress, an unidentified stalker sent her message on phone insisting to discuss a “business proposal” with her at 2:00 am. She wrote on her Instagram: “Evidence of the harassment I had to endure at Nishat Hotel. Be aware if you lose a loved one and someone dies in your family while staying at Nishat - you cannot cry in your room otherwise people might drop business cards… also…