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Court Clears Sleepwalking Rapist

A young man was acquitted in London today on a rape charge. His defense? He was asleep.

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Drugged, Raped and Denied Insurance

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.”

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Is a Drunk Shaming and Sexual Assault Case in Michigan Part of a National Trend?

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.

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Universities Target Rape Prevention Through Alcohol Awareness Program

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.

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RightRides: Providing Safe Rides Home

A service in Brooklyn provides free rides home, in an effort to combat gender-based harassment and sexual assault.

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Call For Justice, Health For Swazi Women

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.

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Europe Puts Violence Against Women on Agenda

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.

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Iowa Group Lands Grant to Help Deaf Assault Survivors

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.

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Roundup: Security Council on Rape, Republicans for Obama, and Teen Parenting

The UN Security Council condemns use of rape as a weapon of war, prominent Republican women defect to Obama, and there’s an outbreak of teen parenting in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

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Female Vets Fight on the Frontlines – for Health Care

Female soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan face a lack of reproductive and mental health services from the Veterans Administration. And the Veterans Administration is hesitant in its efforts to remedy the issue.

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