Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Mikulski (D-MD) spoke yesterday at a Maryland State Police Laboratory to declare their support for a $41 million budget proposal to combat the national backlog of rape kits.
Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff signed a new law this week creating harsher penalties for the murder of women and girls connected to domestic violence.
Kubra Khademi designed and wore an exaggerated breast and buttock armor in a crowded street of Kabul to condemn violence against women.
In just one week, those tests have led to hundreds of leads
Some of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act's key key provisions include a requirement of confidential reporting systems on colleges and universities, minimum training requirements for campus personnel, and stricter penalties for schools found to be in violation of Title IX or the Clery Act.
Right now, federal law does not require health or sex education to include sexual assault prevention - but that could change.
Due to loopholes in the system, many convicted sex offenders in the military are not registered sex offenders once they exit the military.
The fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) will not be allowed to hold on-campus activities, use the school bulletin boards or email system to communicate, or use the fraternity’s name “in connection with the university."
The testing has also produced over 750 DNA matches to an FBI database. The Wayne County prosecutor’s office has so far issued warrants for 23 alleged rapists, convicted 14 of them, and three are awaiting trial.
The University of Virginia’s president, Teresa Sullivan, recently spoke to the campus community about what's next in their push to end sexual assault on campus and strengthen their policies for survivrs.
If the new guidelines are utilized, rape suspects will be required to offer hard proof that consent was given "with full capacity and freedom to do so."
Cory Batey and Brandon Vandenburg, both former football players, will hear their sentencing on March 6.
Just days before the Super Bowl, Sports Illustrated has decided to run an advertisement on their site that puts a spotlight on domestic violence in the National Football League.
Alexander spent the last three years of her life in prison after firing a warning shot into the air to defend herself from her estranged and abusive husband.
Two fraternities at the University of Virginia have declined to sign on to new fraternity regulations put in place after a sexual assault scandal shook the campus.
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.