Following rampant accusations of sexual assault and harassment of female migrants, Customs and Border Protection is looking to boost the number of female agents on staff.
According to local officials and residents, Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped at least 172 women and children and killed 35 people last week.
The Senate denied a vote for the Military Justice Improvement Act yesterday, blocking the act for the second time this year.
More than 20 organizations, including the Feminist Majority, the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), Advocates for Youth, and several human rights and faith-based groups, came together to urge President Obama to ensure that US foreign assistance helps survivors of war rape access comprehensive medical care, including abortion.
According to the the Pentagon report, there were about 19,000 cases of sexual assault or unwanted sexual contact last year - over 50 cases a day. Of those who do report, nearly two-thirds reported that they faced retaliation.
In November of 2010, a Pennsylvania court granted the wife of Anthony Elonis a protective order after he wrote a violent Facebook stating, in graphic terms, that he would kill her.
In September, Rice was given a two-game ban, then an indefinite ban, by the NFL when a video was released of him punching his fiancee unconscious in an elevator then dragging her out.
As of Monday, Alexander must serve another 65 days in Duval County Jail. After that time, Alexander must spend another two years on house arrest.
The decision closely follows the release of a Rolling Stone article detailing a pattern of rape and sexual assault occurring at UVA fraternities, which has caused student and faculty protests and sparked national outrage.
United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Rashida Manjoo returned last week from a nine-day official visit in Afghanistan with a call to the Afghan Government and the international community to continue its focus on creating sustainable solutions to reduce violence against women. This was Manjoo’s third visit to Afghanistan, and the Special Rapporteur noted many positive developments since her...
After a two-day preliminary hearing, an Oklahoma state court judge ordered that Daniel Holtzclaw, an Oklahoma City police officer, will stand trial for sexually assaulting 13 African-American women while on duty.
Today marks the 15th annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance, a memorial for all transgender (and other non-gender-conforming people) who have lost their lives due to hatred and violence toward their identity.
"I don't think I've ever been in a room with so much personal history, and so much future," Gloria Steinem said.
"It's On Us" launched a nationwide Week of Action yesterday, with students at campuses throughout the country hosting events calling on everyone to play a role in ending campus sexual violence.
National Football League Commissioner, Roger Goodell finally met with members of the Black Women's Roundtable last week after failing to invite any women of color to weigh in on the League's initial plan of action on domestic violence.
Police brutality, military sexual assault, and gender-based violence in the US came under scrutiny this week.
The report will be issued online to all 200,000 active-duty servicewomen and 300,000 servicemen.
A student-run feminist group at Columbia University is facing up to $1,500 in charges after a protest of campus rape and sexual assault.
Celebrities and Survivor Advocates Encourage Tennessee and North Dakota Voters to Reject Anti-Abortion Measures
Advocates for survivors of sexual violence in North Dakota and Tennessee urged voters to turn down two dangerous anti-abortion measures when they go to the polls on this Tuesday, stressing the damage these measures would cause.
One in six women at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have experienced some form of sexual assault, but only 5 percent have reported it.