Sexual Assault
Activist Launches Fundraising Drive to Open Home for Sexual Assault Survivors

Activist Launches Fundraising Drive to Open Home for Sexual Assault Survivors

A Vanderbilt University graduate and sexual violence survivor launched a fundraising drive yesterday to open a home for fellow college-aged survivors in Nashville, Tennessee.
We Applaud The White House Initiative to Prevent Campus Rape

We Applaud The White House Initiative to Prevent Campus Rape

"This is a momentous day for the movement to end violence against women and, in particular, campus rape."
White House Launches Task Force to Prevent Campus Sexual Assault

White House Launches Task Force to Prevent Campus Sexual Assault

President Barack Obama announced today the creation of a task force to combat campus sexual assault and released a report that declares "no one in America is more at risk of being raped or assaulted than college women."
Report: Burma Army Uses Rape as Weapon of War

Report: Burma Army Uses Rape as Weapon of War

The Women's League of Burma (WLB) released a report on Tuesday revealing the Burmese Army's continued, systematic rape of girls and women since the country's 2010 elections.
California Bill Would Change Reporting Requirements for Rapes on College Campuses

California Bill Would Change Reporting Requirements for Rapes on College Campuses

"We want to make sure administrations can't keep stuff hush hush in hopes of making it seem like a school is safe than it really is."

Brutal Assault and Death of Teenage Girl Spark Protests in India

Protests have erupted in India after a 16-year-old girl was gang raped in two separate attacks and fatally set on fire. Via Shutterstock The girl was first assaulted in late October by more than six men near her home in Madhyagram town, near Calcutta. She went to the police the next day to report it, and...
President Obama Signs Defense Bill Expanding Efforts to Prevent Military Sexual Assault

President Obama Signs Defense Bill Expanding Efforts to Prevent Military Sexual Assault

Late last week, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 (NDAA), which expands efforts to prevent sexual assault and strengthens protections for victims. Under the new law, any individual in the military who sexual assaults another will face dishonorable discharge, and commanders will not be able to overturn jury decisions. Legal...
Obama Calls for Review on Military Sexual Assault One Year From Now

Obama Calls for Review on Military Sexual Assault One Year From Now

On Dec. 1, 2014, defense and military leaders will be required to issue a full-scale report on progress made to eradicate military sexual assault, President Obama announced Friday.
UConn Under Federal Investigation For Mishandling Sexual Assault Cases

UConn Under Federal Investigation For Mishandling Sexual Assault Cases

The US Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights informed the University of Connecticut on Monday that it will investigate the school for allegedly mishandling sexual assault cases and violating Title IX, the federal law that requires colleges to eliminate gender-based discrimination.
Today Is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Today Is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

"I welcome the chorus of voices calling for an end to the violence that affects an estimated one in three women in her lifetime."