This includes partnering with communities to end child marriage, trafficking, and mainstreaming gender equality through all programmes to economically, socially and politically empower women. By Kari Paul. Just a few weeks before, the FBI issued a press release that aimed to raise awareness about the increasing threat of sexual assault. They want airlines to collect data on the reports of attacks and harassment. A passenger on the plane, Allison Dvaladze, says her seatmate assaulted her. Click here for the article.
Feds ignored reports of sexual assaults of airline passengers, consumer group charges
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Patty Murray D-Wash. Palumbo said. Airline incidents that made headlines A look back at some of the of the more popular airline incidents that made headlines. We have engaged Government entities to share best practices from countries in the region, which has made great strides in addressing gender-based violence in recent years. Tammy Yard-McCracken , the owner of Personal Defense Industries in Virginia and a certified conflict communication instructor, recommended that passengers be mindful about what they divulge to strangers. They want airlines to collect data on the reports of attacks and harassment. She said a cultural change was needed at every level — from flight crews to air traffic controllers and airport personnel — that sexual harassment and assaults will be taken seriously.
Man gets 9 years for sexually assaulting an airline passenger while she slept
CNN A man convicted of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman on an overnight flight from Las Vegas to Detroit was sentenced on Thursday to nine years in prison, according to federal prosecutors. Retirement Planner. Definitive figures about sexual assaults on flights are elusive because no clearinghouse for data exists, the figures that are collected are scattershot and sexual assaults are the most underreported of violent crimes, experts said. Sexual assault on planes is compounded by cramped seating and near-capacity flights, say flight attendants and passenger advocates. His lawyer did not respond to a request for comment.
Nelson said. After the lights had dimmed for the overnight flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Panama, the man sexually assaulted her, said the woman, a Los Angeles film executive who asked that her identity be shielded. In-flight sexual abuse is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, plus fines and mandatory restitution under Chapter A of the Federal Criminal Code, which is enforced by the U.