There is no shortage of reports or data documenting the abhorrent extent of sexual violence in the DRC. Women are targets working in the fields. Women are targets walking home. Women are targets virtually everywhere.
The International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) was introduced today by a bipartisan group of legislators hoping to enact the first law designed to address a crisis of epic proportions globally.
On a visit to Goma, Congo, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for an end to the rampant sexual violence that has erupted in the country as a result of ongoing war in the region.
Parents and teachers need to have lots of difficult conversations about sex with their teens, where the “right” answer isn’t clear.
A Catholic bishop in Brazil says the mother and doctors of a nine-year-old girl, pregnant as a result of incest and who had an abortion, should be excommunicated.
The Ohio program Abstinence ‘Till Marriage no longer victim-shames on their website. A small victory — but now we need to end funding for all failed abstinence-only programs.
No one is responsible for “making someone horny.” In fact, much of the time, none of us has any control at all over whether or not someone experiences sexual desire.
Amanda Hess of the Washington City Paper visits the nation’s newest "pro-life" pharmacy; Stem cell scientists celebrate President-elect Obama’s victory; The youth of Choice USA write an open letter to Obama; Sexual violence in the DRC reaches epidemic proportions.
Here in the United States, where the rights of freedom and equality define our history of struggle, American women and girls do not possess a freedom to live out our full potential — unencumbered by violence.
If rape victims have been charged for rape kits in Wasilla, Alaska, under Sarah Palin’s leadership, we deserve to know why. But we deserve to know a lot more than that. Which set of candidates will pro-actively create policies that address the root causes of rape and sexual assault?