On Monday, hundreds of women marched in protest to the Lagos state government house to register their displeasure over the seeming inaction of the government to bring back the hundreds of girls who were abducted weeks ago.
Not Alone: The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault is just that—an initial step in an ongoing process. But it’s substantial enough to have provoked a considerable response, both positive and negative, from advocates for survivors of sexual assault.
Vatican officials appeared Monday before the United Nations Committee on Torture to discuss the sexual abuse of children by priests, claiming the Holy See lacks juridical power to combat the problem on an international basis.
Two veterans advocacy groups filed a lawsuit this week alleging that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is making it harder for military sexual assault survivors to claim disability for PTSD than other veterans.
On April 14, more than 300 school girls, according to the latest reports, were
kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram from a school in the northeastern Nigerian village of Chibok. The inability of the Nigerian government to recover the girls has led to growing frustration on the ground, and activists have also taken to social media and other platforms to demand action.
Two reports in as many weeks have revealed that three big hires at Pennsylvania State University, chosen in part to help the school move past the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case, are linked to football-centered sexual assault cases at other schools.
A task force focusing on sexual assault on college campuses, announced by the White House in January, released its first report Tuesday with recommendations for how administrators should handle this widespread problem.
The New Hampshire Senate on Thursday rejected measures that would have granted “personhood” rights to fetuses killed in a homicide.
In this skit from comedian Amy Schumer, a military video game gets very real when the female avatar Schumer chooses is raped by a fellow avatar. And, also as in real life, sexism follows the assault, both in and outside of the video game, invalidating and minimizing both Schumer and the survivor avatar. [via Inside Amy Schumer]
Cecily McMillan is now on trial for defending herself at an Occupy Wall Street protest after she felt someone grab her breast. McMillan’s decision to fight back—both immediately after she was groped and now, in court—is brave, and sends a powerful message that women should not be blamed for defending themselves.