Several high-profile cases of sexual assault and child rape have bubbled to the surface in recent months. Each story has exposed a common denominator: a culture of silence and complicity in France that has let this kind of abuse continue for years — even decades.
Friendship Bench pairs older women with anxious or depressed clients for talk therapy sessions. During the pandemic, the program has adapted its approach to offer mental health services online and in socially distant meetups.
Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico, President Biden’s nominee for secretary of the interior, is the first Native American to lead the department. She plans to bring a strong conservation, climate action and tribal rights record to the agenda.
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