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Sexual Assault in the Military: Looking for a Few Good Changes

The military already has manuals and PowerPoints on preventing and addressing sexual assault within its ranks. What it needs now is to transform these into lifestyle changes in the everyday treatment of women who report sexual assaults.

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Defense Dept. Uncooperative in Sexual Assault Hearings

At recent Congressional hearings on sexual assault in the military, the Department of Defense prevented its sexual assault prevention program director from testifying.

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India’s Insensitivity Towards Victims of Violence

Violence gets insidiously soaked in to everyday life in India. But sensitivity towards victims of such crimes remains abysmally low.

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When Bodies Become War Zones

Gender activists in Jamaica have noted the persistence of strong links between community-based violence and rape.

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Telling an Awful Story to the World

A lot of people are working to alert the world to the long-simmering crisis of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But in a global context where the concerns of both African nations and women are hardly centered in media and government, how can the DRC’s story be told to incite compassion in the massive proportions necessary for change?

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Domestic Violence Is an RH Issue

The presence of violence – be it emotional, physical or sexual – diminishes the ability of healthy individuals to demand healthy sexual relationships, and by extension a healthy sense of self.

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Get Real! Healing from Rape

Heather Corinna brings Scarleteen’s popular sexual health advice column to RH Reality Check! This week, in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, she talks to a young women who was forced to have sex.

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Parental Rights for Rapists?

For the thousands of women in the United States who become pregnant and bear children as a result of rape each year, the need to ensure that they can raise their children without further threat from the rapist is a critical – and largely unacknowledged – concern.

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