"I welcome the chorus of voices calling for an end to the violence that affects an estimated one in three women in her lifetime."
After hours of debate, the Senate failed to vote yesterday on the Military Justice Improvement Act.
According to the report, the VA scrutinizes claims made by sexual assault victims more intently, even when they provide the kind of documentation their counterparts are not required to.
MJIA attempts to erase the systemic obstacles that victims of sexual assault in the military face due to the "clear bias and inherent conflicts of interest posed by the military chain of command's current sole decision-making power over whether cases move forward to a trial."
The sexual misconduct training will be offered through different platforms, including fraternities and sororities, dormitories, freshman level courses, and potentially the Internet.
The program, dubbed Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP), will reach 300 to 600 of this fall's incoming freshman students.
"Something is not right with our system when a judge can make that kind of decision."
The University of Southern California (USC) currently classifies sexual assaults on campus as "injury response," preventing the Los Angeles Police Department from being notified of the attack.
Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana is arguing that a 14 year old girl in juvenile detention shares responsibility for her sexual assault by a 40 year old prison guard.
A female veteran reacted to a Air Force base victim blaming sexual assault awareness poster that was posted in the women's restroom by posting a rival flier with actual resources for survivors.