Posts tagged "Sexual Assault"
Senate Blocks Military Sexual Assault Legislation

Senate Blocks Military Sexual Assault Legislation

The Senate denied a vote for the Military Justice Improvement Act yesterday, blocking the act for the second time this year.
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.
World Health Organization Calls For an End to "Virginity Tests"

World Health Organization Calls For an End to “Virginity Tests”

In the handbook, WHO stated that virginity tests used on women and girls to "prove" virginity have "no scientific validity" and pointed out that the tests violate international human rights standards against degrading treatment and are a form of discrimination against women.
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.
Ms. Wonder Awards Honor Young Grassroots Leaders in Anti-Violence and Fair Wage Movements

Ms. Wonder Awards Honor Young Grassroots Leaders in Anti-Violence and Fair Wage Movements

"I don't think I've ever been in a room with so much personal history, and so much future," Gloria Steinem said.
Sexual Assault Awareness Events Will Place Throughout the Country This Week

Sexual Assault Awareness Events Will Place Throughout the Country This Week

"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.
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.
Columbia University Fined Student Activists for the Carry That Weight Day of Action

Columbia University Fined Student Activists for the Carry That Weight Day of Action

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

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.
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.
Obama Administration Issues New Rule to Strengthen Response to Campus Sexual Violence

Obama Administration Issues New Rule to Strengthen Response to Campus Sexual Violence

After the Department of Education's announcement of final rule on implementing changes last week, the Clery Act will now more effectively address and report campus violence.
From the Inside Looking Out: I Went To a Domestic Violence Course for Convicted Abusers

From the Inside Looking Out: I Went To a Domestic Violence Course for Convicted Abusers

Would this reform him? Could it have “fixed” us?
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.
Russell Wilson Wants Us All to #PassThePeace to Survivors of Domestic Violence

Russell Wilson Wants Us All to #PassThePeace to Survivors of Domestic Violence

“The idea behind Pass the Peace is simple. It’s a promise. I’m sharing my love for you. I want to take care of you. I am here for you.”
White House Releases Updated Title IX Guidance on Campus Sexual Assault

White House Releases Updated Title IX Guidance on Campus Sexual Assault

As part of the "It's On Us" campaign to end campus sexual assault by changing campus culture, the White House has released guidance to assist with enforcement of institutional Title IX policies.
Advocates and Legislators Say NFL Corrections Go Wide, But Not Deep Enough

Advocates and Legislators Say NFL Corrections Go Wide, But Not Deep Enough

Women's rights activists and anti-violence advocates are continuing to put pressure on the National Football League.
New Legislation Would Improve Access to Emergency Contraception for Survivors of Sexual Assault

New Legislation Would Improve Access to Emergency Contraception for Survivors of Sexual Assault

The Emergency Contraception Access and Education Act of 2014 would require hospitals that receive federal funding - including Catholic hospitals - to tell sexual assault survivors that emergency contraception is available to them and to provide it regardless of their ability to pay.