Posts tagged "sexual assault"
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."
Senate Fails to Vote on Military Sexual Assault Bill

Senate Fails to Vote on Military Sexual Assault Bill

After hours of debate, the Senate failed to vote yesterday on the Military Justice Improvement Act.
Military Sexual Assault Victims Barred from Essential Disability Benefits

Military Sexual Assault Victims Barred from Essential Disability Benefits

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.
Lawmakers Push for Changes in US Military Justice System

Lawmakers Push for Changes in US Military Justice System

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."
UMD Mandates Sexual Assault Education for University Community

UMD Mandates Sexual Assault Education for University Community

The sexual misconduct training will be offered through different platforms, including fraternities and sororities, dormitories, freshman level courses, and potentially the Internet.
UMD Set to Launch Sexual Assault Prevention Program

UMD Set to Launch Sexual Assault Prevention Program

The program, dubbed Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP), will reach 300 to 600 of this fall's incoming freshman students.
Victim Blaming Judge Gives Rapist 30 Day Sentence

Victim Blaming Judge Gives Rapist 30 Day Sentence

"Something is not right with our system when a judge can make that kind of decision."
DOE Investigating USC Classification of Rape

DOE Investigating USC Classification of Rape

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.
14-Year-Old Victim Blamed in Court for Sexual Assault While in Juvenile Detention

14-Year-Old Victim Blamed in Court for Sexual Assault While in Juvenile Detention

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.

Air Force Veteran Responds to Victim-Blaming Poster

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.