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Austrailia: Tourist Sexually Assaulted in Cairns

Date: November 8th, 2013 | No Comments

A 22-year-old tourist walking alone was sexually assaulted and robbed in Cairns Nov. 3, but police charged three teenage boys with assault and robbery after finding her passport and other belongings in one of their homes. Several female tourists have been raped in Cairns in recent years and some reports say that the city has [read more]

India: Women-only Services On The Rise

Date: October 3rd, 2013 | No Comments

A series of violent crimes against women has spurred an increase in women-only spaces and services in India, including taxis, buses and parks. Though some women’s rights advocates believe that segregating genders does not remedy the problem of sexual violence committed by men, others feel that women-only spaces provide refuge from threatening and inappropriate behavior. [read more]

India: New Tourist Centers to Open in Kerala

Date: November 8th, 2013 | No Comments

Work is set to begin on a tourist protection center in Kozhikode District, Kerala. Kozhikode is a popular tourist destination because of beaches, temples and the Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary, and local authorities want to ensure visitor safety through the new Tourist Protection and Police Assistance Centre (TPPAC). Officials hope the center will reduce petty crimes [read more]

India: Authorities Address Continued Safety Issues for Women

Date: September 1st, 2013 | No Comments

India’s tourist industry continues to address safety issues for foreign travelers after the August 23 gang rape of a photojournalist in Mumbai and separate incidents of sexual harassment, groping and attempted rapes of an American student were reported by CNN. Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi says the agency is collaborating with Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry [read more]

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