California has become the first state to enact a law requiring students at many schools to receive affirmative sexual consent.
After months of squabbling, Congress last week was unable to pass a budget bill that included funding to decrease the backlog in rape kits across the country.
Pretending that sexual assault only happens on other campuses makes it harder to keep students safe, says Title IX expert Diane Rosenfeld.
Survivors of child sexual abuse have 12 years after they turn 18 to pursue justice—unless they’re trying to sue the state.
Too often, reaching out for help can mean being handed off to people who have absolutely no training in mental health care and who have deep prejudices against those with mental illnesses.
Even after Janay Rice’s story stops making headlines, this is a discussion we can’t stop having. In a world where people blame the victim first, we have to continue reiterating that the question of why they stay doesn’t matter. “How do we keep them safe?” does.
A new survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds rape, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence are common in this country. Most victims know their perpetrator and experience the first incident before they turn 25.
Signed on Thursday, the law takes the prosecution of military sexual assault cases out of the chain of command and into the hands of civilian prosecutors in California.
Peru has finally issued national guidelines recognizing that women in the country have the right to therapeutic abortion, and outlining the Peruvian government’s responsibility to secure this access. It is heartening to see such tireless work pay off, but the work isn’t over.
Why are researchers only just beginning to recognize the connection between the decriminalization of sex work and HIV? And why is the trend toward criminalizing populations involved in the sex trades increasing in the United States—moving in the opposite direction from other countries?