This International Women’s Day remember the women in Rwanda and the DR of Congo – survivors of war and the sexual violence that so often accompanies war.
For the past twenty years, experts on sexual assault, victims’ advocates, and students and their parents have repeatedly called on colleges and universities to take rape seriously and live up to the standards that, beginning with 1990’s Campus Security Act, have been outlined in Federal law. And for the past 20 years most schools have not been paying attention. This “culture of indifference” must change.
A young man was acquitted in London today on a rape charge. His defense? He was asleep.
After being drugged and raped on a business trip, I received counseling and anti-HIV medications to help me survive. But to insurance companies my rape and treatment were “pre-existing conditions.”
A police report from Meridian Township, Michigan detailing an evening of troubling incidents among a group of Haslett Public Schools teachers “drunk shaming” may be but one example of a much broader problem.
Every year, more than 71,000 American college students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape, and some 110,000 students reported being too intoxicated to know if they consented to having sex.
A service in Brooklyn provides free rides home, in an effort to combat gender-based harassment and sexual assault.
Arrested in 2001 for killing over 40 women and children in Swaziland, David Simelane has not been brought to trial. Women in Swaziland are particularly vulnerable to sexual assault, violence and HIV/AIDS infection.
The Council of Europe’s recent campaign fighting violence against women has successfully reframed domestic violence as a human rights violation, not a private matter.
A $400,000 federal grant will fund the Justice for Deaf Victims Coalition, a group that provides services and support to deaf survivors of sexual assault.