Posts tagged "rape culture"
Activists Call on the President to Stand with Survivors of Rape in War

Activists Call on the President to Stand with Survivors of Rape in War

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.
Pentagon Report Shows Continued Scourge of Military Sexual Assault

Pentagon Report Shows Continued Scourge of Military Sexual Assault

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.
UVA President Suspends Greek Life Organizations After Revelation of Campus Rape Culture

UVA President Suspends Greek Life Organizations After Revelation of Campus Rape Culture

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.
Oklahoma City Police Officer Will Go to Trial for 36 Counts of Sexual Assault

Oklahoma City Police Officer Will Go to Trial for 36 Counts of Sexual Assault

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.
UN Committee Reviews US on Police Brutality and Gender-Based Violence

UN Committee Reviews US on Police Brutality and Gender-Based Violence

Police brutality, military sexual assault, and gender-based violence in the US came under scrutiny this week.
Pentagon Launches Largest-Ever Military Sexual Assault Survey

Pentagon Launches Largest-Ever Military Sexual Assault Survey

The report will be issued online to all 200,000 active-duty servicewomen and 300,000 servicemen.
Campus Sexual Assault Survey Finds One in Six MIT Women Are Survivors

Campus Sexual Assault Survey Finds One in Six MIT Women Are Survivors

One in six women at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have experienced some form of sexual assault, but only 5 percent have reported it.
Staff at Immigration Center Accused of Sexually Abusing Women Detainees

Staff at Immigration Center Accused of Sexually Abusing Women Detainees

Several civil rights organizations have filed a complaint against a privately run detention center in Texas, citing widespread allegations of sexual abuse and harassment.
Legislation to Support Testing of Backlogged Rape Kits Goes to President's Desk

Legislation to Support Testing of Backlogged Rape Kits Goes to President’s Desk

The Senate on Thursday voted to renew the Debbie Smith Act, aimed at cutting the backlog of untested rape kits. The bill, already passed in the House, now heads to President Obama to become law.
Ohio State University Agrees to Strengthen Sexual Assault Policies, Ending Federal Investigation

Ohio State University Agrees to Strengthen Sexual Assault Policies, Ending Federal Investigation

The United States Department of Education has completed its investigation into The Ohio State University's compliance with anti-sex discrimination law Title IX, and OSU has agreed to take steps to strengthen its policies on sexual assault and harassment.
New California Law Takes Military Sexual Assault Cases Out of the Chain of Command

New California Law Takes Military Sexual Assault Cases Out of the Chain of Command

The law also now requires the California Military Department to report annually to the state government on sexual assault incidences and prevention plans.
Senator Boxer Pushes for Sexual Assault Victim's Advocates at California Universities

Senator Boxer Pushes for Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocates at California Universities

Senator Barbara Boxer urged California universities to create independent sexual assault victim's advocates on their campuses in a letter sent out on Tuesday.
Peru Finally Complies with Sexual Assault Settlement

Peru Finally Complies with Sexual Assault Settlement

Twenty years ago, a doctor at a hospital in Peru raped a 22-year-old woman who was getting medical care. Now, after human-rights groups fought for the case, the Peruvian government has finally settled the case.
Congress Introduces Legislation to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

Congress Introduces Legislation to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

The Campus Accountability and Safety Act, cosponsored by Senators Claire McCaskill, Dean Heller, Richard Blumenthal, Chuck Grassley, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kelly Ayotte, Mark Warner, and Marco Rubio, focuses on steps colleges can take to proactively protect students.
University of Connecticut to Pay Over $1.2 Million in Sexual Assault Settlement

University of Connecticut to Pay Over $1.2 Million in Sexual Assault Settlement

The University of Connecticut will have to pay almost $1.3 million in settlement fees on a sexual assault lawsuit - but school officials refuse to admit guilt.
'Revenge Rape' in India Leads to Three Arrests

‘Revenge Rape’ in India Leads to Three Arrests

A man in eastern India was arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl this week in "retaliation" for the girl's brother having allegedly sexually assaulted a woman.
Senate Set to Approve Rape Kit Backlog Funds

Senate Set to Approve Rape Kit Backlog Funds

The Senate today is expected to approve $41 million in funding to process hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits across the country.
Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict Convenes This Week

Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict Convenes This Week

British Foreign Secretary William Hague and actress and United Nations special envoy Angelina Jolie are co-chairing the event, the largest ever of its kind.
Veterans Groups File Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination Against Military Sexual Assault Survivors

Veterans Groups File Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination Against Military Sexual Assault Survivors

The lawsuit alleges that the VA makes military sexual assault survivors who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) go through more procedural hurdles than other veterans to receive disability benefits.
Students and Activists Demand Sexual Assault Reform at Dartmouth

Students and Activists Demand Sexual Assault Reform at Dartmouth

Thousands of people are calling on Dartmouth College to improve its sexual assault policies after a student whose name appeared in a "rape guide" on a student-run website was sexually assaulted.